Ajaya Dixit, Executive Director of Institute of Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal, works towards building research-knowledge-policy ecosystem in Nepal and in mentoring younger generation of professionals. He has directed research that examined climate changes impacts on flood, drought and food system in South Asia. His current research focuses on exploring the approaches to develop strategies for resilience building against climate change vulnerabilities at sub-national levels.
Dixit has worked on ecosystem-based adaptation, climate change finance and urban food resilience, and energy systems with the objective of integrating climate change adaptation with disaster risk reduction. He has written extensively on water resources, trans-boundary water cooperation, flood management, environment and development challenges. His latest book Nepalma Bipad (Disaster in Nepal) proposes a holistic approach to risk reduction in Nepal’s multi hazard context. His other interests include study of the role systems play in building societal resilience and using the knowledge generated to engage the policy-making environments.