Mr. Prajwal Baral - Non-Resident Research Fellow
Mr. Prajwal Baral joined ACTS as a non-resident research fellow with effect from October 2014, where his research focuses on climate resilient economy and green growth in Africa. With a strong background in climate policy, his research extends to energy policy, clean technology, international trade and impact investment.
Mr. Baral previously worked with World Trade Organization (WTO), CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in different capacities in South Asia and Europe. He has also worked extensively with NGOs and CBOs in Nepal and India, and conducted training sessions on sustainability issues in Bangladesh. He has consulted for a number of organizations on projects related to climate change adaptation and climate finance.
Currently, he works at Global Challenges Division of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva where he is playing a crucial role in advancing a multi stakeholder platform for the accelerated transfer of clean technologies to developing and emerging economies.
He has an academic background in Engineering from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), India, and Environmental Management from University of Oxford. A keen runner, swimmer and cyclist, he strongly believes in low carbon lifestyle.
- Lee, J., Okenwa, A., Baral, P. and Tebagana, G., 2015. Energy Related Rules in Accession Protocols –Where are they? In: Dadush, U. and Osakwe, C., ed. 2015. WTO Accessions and Trade Multilateralism: Case Studies and Lessons from the WTO at Twenty. Cambridge University Press. Ch. 24 (In press).
- Okereke, C., Baral, P. and Dagnet, Y., 2014. Options for Adaptation and Loss & Damage in a 2015 Climate Agreement. Agreement for Climate Transformation 2015 (ACT 2015). World Resources Institute (WRI), Washington D.C.
- Chaudhury, A.S., Sova, C.A., Rasheed, T., Thornton, T.F., Baral, P. and Zeb, A., 2014. Deconstructing Local Adaptation Plans for Action (LAPAs) - Analysis of Nepal and Pakistan LAPA initiatives. Working Paper No. 67. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Baral, P. and Chhetri, R. P., 2014. Finding the Money - A Stock Taking of Climate Change Adaptation Finance and Governance in Nepal. Oxfam.