Madan is working as a research associate for IDRC funded project "The Economics of Solid Waste Management and Drainage: A sustainable approach to making South Asian cities climate-resilient." and the SANDEE-ICIMOD joint research project entitled" Benefits and Costs of Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation in NE India. He was involved in research projects funded by Ministry of Labor and International Labor Organization. He, also has few years of teaching experience. Madan has completed his M. Phil Degree in Economics from Tribhuvan University, and his future interest lies in working in the field of environment and resource economics.
Research Program Manager in SANDEE, is an environmental/development economist. Before joining SANDEE, he worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico; as an economist for the Department of Finance and Administration (New Mexico, USA), Action Aid Nepal, Agricultural Projects Service Center, and Nepal Foundation for Advanced Studies. His research is published in journals such as Land Economics, International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Policy Studies. Dr. Nepal has a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Resource/Environmental and Development Economics, and Master of Science in Policy Economics from the University of Illinois.
Neesha is a Progam Associate at SANDEE and manages its grant activity. Before joining SANDEE, she was working in the CIDA funded Micronutrient Initiative for more than five years. She was involved in grant management and project administration during her tenure at the Micronutrient Initiative. She has a Masters Degree in development communication from the College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Rajesh is an Environmental Economist and holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics from Deakin University, Australia. His research covers a variety of issues related to forests, biodiversity and watershed management. He has several publications on economic aspects of natural resource management in journals including Environment and Development Economics, Journal for Nature Conservation, and Mountain Research and Development. He has also worked as a Program Officer for the Natural Resource Management Sector Assistance Program supported by DANIDA and the SNV funded Biodiversity Sector Program for Siwaliks and Terai. Rajesh has also served as a Research Assistant, Monash University, Australia and an Intern in the Swedish Forest Agency, Jonkoping, Sweden. His main research interest is in non-market valuation (particularly choice experiments), ecosystem services, poverty-environment nexus, invasive plant species and sustainable forest management.