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Arkaja Singh

Arkaja Singh


Arkaja Singh is a Fellow at The Council for Energy, Environment and Water. Her work focuses on the interface of law, institutions and regulation for sustainability transitions. She is interested in the governance of transforming cities, inclusive development, land and natural resources, and the management of informal economies. 

Arkaja trained as a lawyer and has twenty years’ experience in research and advisory work in the interface of law, governance and public institutions. Her recent work includes research studies of regulatory governance, informal settlements and the Indian Smart Cities Mission. She has led, managed and participated in a number of consulting projects in urban and social development. In a previous sanitation project, she was responsible for managing research on institutions and finance, social interface of technology and engineering and on social and gender dynamics of sanitation. 

Arkaja studied law at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and has a LL.M. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. She has been a Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, and prior to that she was a consultant at ICF International.   

  • 3Walks in my neighbourhood per week
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    “Don’t just resist cynicism — fight it actively.”