International Conference on

Understanding Climate Change and Enabling Climate Actions in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Kathmandu, Nepal
11 - 13 April 2017

Dr Amina Maharjan

Dr Amina Maharjan works at the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) since April 2015 as livelihood specialist for migration studies. Maharjan has a Ph.D in Agriculture from University of Giessen, with her thesis on “Labour migration and its impact on farm households in mid hills of Nepal”. She started her career as a development practitioner in Nepal in 2002 and has gained experience in sustainable livelihood, gender equity and pro-poor development, socio-economic analysis, among others. Since 2006, Maharjan has been working in the South Asian region in the field of migration and development, including migration governance, migrant protection, remittance utilization, skills development and migrant reintegration. She is also working on the role that human mobility and migration plays in the lives and livelihoods of environmentally stressed population, particularly to the impacts of climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. She believes that migration can be a catalyst for sustainable development.