Dr Hemant Ojha

ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation 4101
  • Environment Policy 440704
  • Development Studies 4404
  • Poverty, Inclusivity And Wellbeing 440405

Research interests

  • Climate adpatation governance 
  • Water security 
  • Food security 
  • Climate Loss and Damage
  • Community and natural resoources management 
  • Science-policy itnerface and co-production 


Hemant Ojha is an environmental social scientist and works as the Principal Advisor for Institute for Study and Development Worldwide (IFSD), Sydney. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Australian National University and through ANU Fenner School of Environment, he is currently developing two research projects on water and climate change in partnership with Australian Centre for Internaitonal Agricultural Research (ACIAR). These projects aim to contribute to water and cliamte security of countries and communities in South Asia. He has worked intensively in Himalayan South Asia as an action researcher, collaborating closely with community movements and policy makers in areas of community based natural resources management, water policy, inclusive development, and climate change adaptation. He has co-founded civil society research organisations platforms for critical action research in South Asia. He has advised several international agencies including UNESCO and the OECD and contributed to various international expert panels on environment and development. He has published over 200 papers. 

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