Specialising in communications, Rajesh is a writer, researcher and filmmaker focusing on natural resources and governance issues in the Mekong region for the past 15 years. His special areas of interest include resource governance especially local forest management, knowledge systems, upland livelihoods and Mekong ecosystems.
He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, newspapers and magazines and co-edited several books and book chapters on environmental and governance issues. His last two co-edited books are: "Governing the Mekong: Engaging in the Politics of Knowledge" (January 2013) and "Climate Risks, Regional Integration and Sustainability in the Mekong Region" (June 2014).
He has also done scripting and camera in producing several films on the ecology-livelihood connections in Asia and the Mekong region including "The Mekong: Grounds of Plenty" released in 2013.
“Saving Chindwin’s Biodiversity” gives the perspectives of the people living in the basin who talk about their lives and livelihoods, the threats to the natural resources such as from mining, and their ongoing efforts to urgently protect the basin’s natur
SEI scientists say Myanmar’s rapid economic development threatens the Chindwin Basin’s flora and fauna and the local livelihoods dependent on these resources. Implementing a host of conservation measures can save these valuable natural resources.
How is the issue of biodiversity conservation perceived in Myanmar in terms of economic development, livelihoods and and policy? Where are the policy gaps?
As part of its mission to enhance research and policy engagement for sustainable development in the Mekong Region, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) signed an agreement with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) on 19th Novem
A UN report on the progress of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2017, released last month, shows that the Asia-Pacific region is failing to meet targets for almost two-thirds of them.
SUMERNET has brought out a CD of two short films documenting reflections of the researchers on bridging policy and research.
This volume brings together a new set of multi-country empirical case studies that contribute to the understanding the complexities of development and resource governance in the context of climate change in the Mekong Region.
SUMERNET secretariat organized an online policy brief training workshop for research partners.
SUMERNET published a multimedia booklet which is the product of media-research partnership fund 2022.
SUMERNET’s Annual Research and Policy Forum explored how water, food, energy and ecosystems are interconnected and ways to deepen policy and cross-border engagement in the Mekong Region.