Specialising in communications, Rajesh is a writer, researcher and filmmaker focusing on natural resources and governance issues in the Mekong region for the past 15 years. His special areas of interest include resource governance especially local forest management, knowledge systems, upland livelihoods and Mekong ecosystems.
He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, newspapers and magazines and co-edited several books and book chapters on environmental and governance issues. His last two co-edited books are: "Governing the Mekong: Engaging in the Politics of Knowledge" (January 2013) and "Climate Risks, Regional Integration and Sustainability in the Mekong Region" (June 2014).
He has also done scripting and camera in producing several films on the ecology-livelihood connections in Asia and the Mekong region including "The Mekong: Grounds of Plenty" released in 2013.