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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 PhD candidate in the Resources, Environment and Development Group at the Crawford School of Public Policy. She is a committee member of Asia-Pacific and Business Delegated Ethical Review Committee at ANU. Dipika takes honour in serving the University in its efforts to uphold a high standard of research quality.

Dipika was trained in geography at the University of Delhi, India and holds specialisation in natural resource management. She has been associated with International Water Management Institute (New Delhi office), Central Himalayan Environment Association (Dehradun, Uttarakhand), and The Energy and Resources Institute (New Delhi), where she carried significant policy research work across water, energy, food, and livelihood spheres.

Dipika’s passion to know and work for nature and society guides her research. In her work, she address serious issues concerning governance of natural resources including power dynamics, indigenous rights and environmental justice.

In her PhD research, she explores different forms of power operating at polycentric or multi-level governance arrangements that shape outcomes for provisioning of Indigenous resource rights in India. Dipika is greatly beholden to Australian National University for supporting her doctoral research study with ANU University Research Stipend Scholarship and ANU Higher Degree Research Fee Remission Merit Scholarship.

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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Mailing address

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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