About Dr Subas P. Dhakal
Dr Subas Dhakal BSc, MSc, PhD(Murdoch)
Subas Dhakal was a lecturer/postdoctoral research fellow at Southern Cross University (Gold Coast Campus) under the Collaborative Research Networks (CRN). He was based at Southern Cross Business School (SCBS) under CRN Element 3: Regional Sustainability, which is being implemented in partnership with the Institute for Social Sciences Research (ISSR) at University of Queensland (UQ).
Subas is a environmental manager by training with broad academic interests in policy and planning for regional sustainable development. Subas has interdisciplinary qualifications: PhD in ‘Sustainability & Technology Policy’ (Murdoch, WA), ‘Environment & Natural Resources Management’ (Mahidol, Thailand) and ‘Wildlife Conservation & Management’ (Missouri Western State, USA).
Subas has worked in various environment and development projects in South Asia as well as teaching various sustainability units at Murdoch and Southern Cross. Subas grew up in Kathmandu, and pursues bird-watching, high-altitude trekking, and nature photography in his spare time.
Journal articles (16)
Asset management policies and guidelines of different states in Australia: a comparative analysis Journal of Facilities Management (2014)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore and compare the asset management policies and practices of six Australian states – New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania – ...
Ecotourism and its prospects in a wildlife-non-hunting-area of central Thailand: governance implications of tensions between national policies and local experiences International Journal of Sustainability (2014)
Wildlife-Non-Hunting-Areas (WNHAs) in Thailand are categorized as managed resource sites equivalent to IUCN category VI protected areas. The majority of WNHAs in the country are proclaimed over wetlands that are locally, nationally, or globally significant. ...
International aid and cyclone shelters in Bangladesh: adaptation or maladaptation? Contemporary South Asia (2014)
This paper examines the unintended prospect of international aid-driven maladaptationin Bangladesh. While attempts by aid agencies to channel scarce resources to financestructural adaptation measures are commendable, complementary non-structuralmeasures remain under the radar. Using an exploratory ...
Fragile environment in need of resilient carers? a case of regional natural resources management in Perth, Western Australia Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability (2013)
The Perth region is one of the 56 designated Natural Resources Management (NRM) regions in Australia. A community-led body – Perth Region NRM (PRNRM) – is in charge of overseeing NRM initiatives in the region. ...
The innovation potential of living-labs to strengthen small and medium enterprises in regional Australia Australasian Journal of Regional Studies (2013)
The small and medium enterprise (SME) sector has been the major source of well-being and employment opportunities in regional Australia. Consequently, fostering the innovative capacity of SMEs in regions that are struggling to grow their ...
Can environmental governance benefit from ICT-social capital nexus in civil society? TripleC: cognition communication co-operation (2011)
Although the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to foster social capital in civil soci-ety has been duly acknowledged, few studies have empirically explored the ICT-social capital nexus in the context of com-munity organizations. ...
Five capitals framework for exploring the state of friends' groups in Perth, Western Australia: implications for urban environmental stewardship The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability (2011)
Community groups have become a vital component of urban environmental stewardship initiatives in Australia. The contributions of these groups are imperative in cities like Perth where nearly two-third wetlands/bushland ecosystems have been lost in the ...
The third sector's role and influence in addressing local environmental issues in Perth, Western Australia Third Sector Review (2011)
The position of the third sector in fulfilling collective environmental aspirations has been strengthening in Australia, at least partially due to the growing number of Environmental Community Organisations (ECOs). ECOs play an important role in ...
Using appreciative inquiry as a tool for revitalizin community organisations: a case study of WISALTS Inc The international Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability (2011)
WISALTS Inc. is one of the oldest Environmental Community Organisations (ECOs) active in Western Australia (WA). The organisation has been tackling the issue of land degradation in the agricultural areas since 1978. However, declining membership ...
The digital divide and gender: a survey of environmental community organizations in Perth Journal of Community Informatics (2010)
The ‘organizational divide’ is generally considered to be the lack of capability of community organizations to adopt and effectively utilize Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Although the need of building ICTs capability of Australian community ...
Community partnership for ecotourism based on an environmental education program for sustainable development in sierra De Huautla, Mexico Utopia y Praxis Latinoamericana (2009)
The need for effective environmental education programs in the Latin American region has been made evident by deteriorating environmental conditions. The potential of ecotourism to contribute to environmental education programs with the community’s partnership has ...
Book chapters (1)
Net Social Change [Author Submission].pdf Cases on Grassroots Campaigns for Community Empowerment and Social Change. Advances in Electronic Government (2015)
The notion of empowerment broadly refers to the ability of actors to fulfil their missions. However, assessing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specific contributions to this remains an exigent task in the context of grassroots ...
Discussion Papers (1)
Managing knowledge for asset management : shifting from process to relational frames Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2012) (2015)
The purpose of this paper is to review existing knowledge management (KM) practices within the field of asset management, identify gaps, and propose a new approach to managing knowledge for asset management. Existing approaches to ...