Prakash C. Tiwari

Kumaon University, India

Dr. Prakash C. Tiwari is Professor of Environment and Sustainable Development in the Department of Geography, Kumaun University, Nainitallocated in the Himalayan State of Uttarakhand in India; and  has been working on natural resource managementclimate change adaptation, and institutions and governance, and have worked with various national and international organizations in India and abroad in these fields. Professor Tiwari has implemented a number of  multi-institutional collaborative research projects supported by AUSAID, USAID, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)and ccurrently, collaborating as Lead Indian Partner in British Council and Government of India supported project under UKIERI; Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN); National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), USA and UK Royal SocietyHe is one of the lead authors of Himalaya Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) ICIMODProfessor Tiwari was awarded ‘Invitation Fellowship’ of Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) 2012-2013; Mercator Fellowship’ – of German Research Foundation (DFG) 2007 – 2008, and ‘Guest Professor Fellowship’ of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 2002. He has been two-time ‘Shastri Fellow’ of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute; and appointed ‘Visiting Professor’ in University of the West of England, UK;  McMaster University, Canada; Tohoku University, Japan; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; University of Salzburg, Austria and University of Turku, Finland; and ‘Visiting Scientist’ at University of Potsdam, Germany from time to time.  Professor Tiwari is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of European Land-use Institute (ELI), member of Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) of Commission on ‘Cold and High Altitude Regions’ (CHAR) of International Geographical Union (IGU); ‘Fellow’ of Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) and Earth System Governance (ESG) Project of International Human Dimension Programme (IHDP).