Prakash Tiwari

Dr. Prakash C. Tiwari is Professor of Geography at Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India. He also worked as Assistant Director [Micro Regional Planning] at National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj [NIRDPR], Government of India, Hyderabad. Professor Tiwari is a Mountain Sustainable Development and Climate Change Adaptation Specialist; and has worked with various national and international organizations in India and abroad in these fields. Professor Tiwari has implemented a number of multi-institutional collaborative research projects sponsored by international organizations including Australian Agency for International Development [AUSAID]; Ministry of Education, Japan; Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany; The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation [NORAD]; International Water Management Institute [IWMI]; Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research [APN], Japan; British Council under the UK India Education and Research Initiative [UKIERI]; Finland Research Council; International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development [ICIMOD]; and apex national agencies including Department of Science and Technology [DST], Indian Space Research Organization [ISRO], Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change [MOEFCC], Government of India; University Grants Commission [UGC] and Indian Council of Social Science Research [ICSSR], New Delhi.

Professor Tiwari also worked as 'Climate Change Expert' in Indo-US Project jointly implemented by Urban Climate Change Research Network [UCCRN] and International City Management Association [ICMA] under the International City Link Programme, supported by United States Agency for International Development [USAID], and Consultant to the International Water Security Network [ISWN] Project. Professor Tiwari is a Professional Mentor to the International Academic Programme for 'Creating a Flexible, Enduring and Peaceful Global Society' [TAOYAKA] of Hiroshima University, Japan. He is one of the Lead Authors of Hindu Kush Himalaya Monitoring and Assessment Programme [HIMAP] of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development [ICIMOD], Kathmandu, Nepal. Professor Tiwari is also Coordinator of Himalayan University Consortium [HUC] at Kumaun University, Nainital. Currently, Professor Tiwari is collaborating with some of the top-ranking universities of North America and Europe as Lead Indian Partner in multi-institutional international projects on 'Sustainable Urban Development in Hindu Kush Himalaya' funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA], USA; Sustainable Natural Resource Use in the Arctic and High Mountains [SUNRAISE] supported by the European Union [EU] under its Horizon 2020 Programme on Capacity Building in Higher Education [CBHE]; and joint Field-based 'Educational and Research Programme' on Water Conservation sponsored by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education [SIU]. Besides, Professor Tiwari is also involved in the 'Spring revival with Sustainable Land Management [SLM] Practices in the Mid-Hills of North-western Himalaya being implemented under the 'World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies' [WOCAT] by the Centre for Development and Environment [CDE], Bern, Switzerland; and in East Africa-Peru-India Climate Capacities [EPICC] Project of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Impact Research [PIK], Germany.
Professor Tiwari was awarded 'Invitation Fellowship' of Japan Society for Promotion of Science [JSPS] in 2012-2013; the highest international fellowship - 'Mercator Fellowship' - of German Research Foundation [DFG] in 2007-2008; 'Guest Professor Fellowship' of German Academic Exchange Service [DAAD]; and Shastri Fellowship' of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute [SICI], Canada in 1997 and 2005. Professor Tiwari was appointed as 'Visiting Professor' at Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK; the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada; Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umea, Sweden; University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria; and University of Turku, Turku, Finland; and 'Visiting Scientist' at University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany from time to time. He is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of European Land-use Institute [ELI], Bonn, Germany; and member of the Scientific Steering Committee [SSC] of the Commission on 'Cold and High Altitude Regions' [CHAR] of the International Geographical Union [IGU].