Pankaj Koirala is a Co-founder of IFS and affiliated with the Institute for Integrated Development Studies since 2015. He has also worked for various developments, research and academic organizations: FORWARD Nepal, Sahamati, Tribhuvan University and HICAST in different capacities, and has accumulated more than 10 years of experience in disaster management, agriculture, livelihoods and education. Currently, he has completed PhD in Economics from the Kochi University of Technology with a major focus on human behaviors for environmental problems, such as sustainability and climate change. His research interests lie in psychology, sociology, economics, epistemology and ontology with the main focus on the human thinking process, associated contexts, institutions and their correlates to agriculture and environmental problems & solutions by using qualitative and quantitative methods, including experiments. Now, he is looking for potential research and development collaborations.