Breaking Boundaries: Decolonising and Diversifying Conservation
About the author
With a background in the natural and social sciences, Poshendra has several years of experience in interdisciplinary research, teaching, consultancy and project management in the environment and development sector. He currently holds the position of Senior Policy Manager at BirdLife International in Cambridge. As part of his role, he coordinates BirdLife’s Global Policy Department’s work to enhance the BirdLife Partnership’s policy and advocacy capacity and support the delivery of conservation policy processes. Additionally, he provides expert advice and guidance to the Partnership, with a specific focus on global policies related to human development, justice, and rights. Poshendra also represents BirdLife in the Conservation Initiative on Human Rights (CIHR).
Beyond his role at BirdLife, Poshendra serves as a Trustee/Director of the Royal Geographical Society’s Mount Everest Foundation, and as an Affiliate Senior Research Fellow at the Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (Nepal).
Poshendra obtained his PhD from the Geography Department of The Open University, UK (2005-2009), and an MPhil in Environment and Development from the University of Cambridge, UK (2001-2002). Prior to coming to the UK, he completed a BSc (Honours) in Agriculture from Haryana Agricultural University, India (1996-2000) and a BSc from Tribhuvan University, Nepal (1994-1996).