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Dipika Adhikari



2019: M.Phil in Natural Resource Management, Indian Institute of Forest Management, India
2018: M.A. Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India
2016: B.A.(Honours) Geography, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, India

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Dipika is a geographer, specialized in natural resource management. Her research interest lies in the intersection of commons, indigenous rights and governance, political ecology and polycentricity. In her PhD project, she is examining forest governance in context to social equity and environmental sustainability in the Indian Central Himalayas.

PhD programme

RE&D-Resources, Environment and Development

Supervisor(s) and panel members


• Mohammad, F. A., Sikka, A., Verma, S., Adhikari, D., M, S., & Santhosh, H. (2020). Convergence and Co-financing Opportunities for Climate-Resilient Water Management. New Delhi: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Adhikari, D. (2020, January). Policy Review and Analysis Promoting Solar Powered Irrigation in India. IWRA (India) Journal, 9(1), 8-15.

Scholarships and fellowships

ANU HDR Fee Remission Merit Scholarship (2020)
ANU University Research Scholarship (2020)

Employment history

2020: Research Consultant,International Water Management Institute (IWMI), New Delhi, India
2019: Junior Research Fellow, Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA), Uttarakhand, India
2019: Research Trainee, The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India
2018: Research Trainee, Keystone Foundation, Tamil Nadu, India
2017: Intern, National Human Rights Commision (NHRC), New Delhi, India
2016: Project Coordinator, Evelyn Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India

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