Janani R Thapa
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Born in the beautiful country of Nepal in 1981, Janani traveled all the way from the himalayas in Nepal to the terrains in Texas, USA to pursue her Phd degree in Agriculture and Applied Economics. Janani started her journey in the field of agriculture inspired by the life-"the life in the margin" as she would like to call it, of her fellow rural citizens. All the work she has done to date relates to helping these people help themselves.
Janani started her Phd at Texas Tech University in June of 2011; she is the lead graduate research assistant in a Multi-tiered Cancer Prevention Project funded by Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas. This project aims to understand the behavioral dynamics of economically deprived Hispanic population as their behavior pattern leads them to obesity and hence obesity induced cancer. As a part of this project, she intends to collate and evaluate the outcomes of this project between immigrant and non immigrant Hispanic population in rural communities of West Texas. She sees obesity as a problem of micronutrient malnutrition and intends to apply the skills learned in this project to address nutrition related problem in developing countries or economically deprived population of developed countries.
Before coming to Texas Tech Janani completed her Masters Degree in Public Administration from Cornell University, New York and her Masters Degree in Agriculture Economics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. In both her degrees, her writing focuses on understanding poverty induced problems and seeking policy oriented recommendations.
She undoubtedly believes education and awareness should be the forefront in poverty eradication, may it be formal or informal. She aspires to lead a career in promoting awareness of the people living in deprivation in different sectors of life constrained by limited means.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (student)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Nepal, India, Africa, USA
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
United States
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Phd student in cancer prevention in minorities
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
What is one of your favorite websites in the field?
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Agriculture, Development, Economics, Education, Gender, Health, Social Entreprenuership
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training
Please select the donors (bi-lateral, international or foundations) in which you have direct and signifcant experience (either work for the donor or on projects funded by them)
DFID, SDC, United Nations
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
applying behavior economics to change food and nutrition behavior

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