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Sangita Thebe Limbu

Indigenous Knowledge, Gender, and Climate Change

  • Supervisors: Dr Punam Yadav and Professor Maureen Fordham
  • Funding: UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
  • Email: sangita.limbu@ucl.ac.uk

There has been a growing recognition of indigenous knowledge in the global climate change discourse. My study aims to understand – what constitutes indigenous knowledge? What role does it play in human-environment relations and climate change? How is it gendered and socially differentiated? How is it incorporated and negotiated in climate change adaptation policies and programmes? I will explore these questions in the context of Nepal.