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Arvind Kumar

Arvind Kumar

Research Analyst

Arvind has joined The Council as a Research Analyst in the Clean Air team. His work focuses on unearthing behavioural insights from real-world contexts and applying behaviour change frameworks to address sustainability challenges.

With a master's degree in Public Policy, specialising in Behavioural Sciences and Behaviour Change Techniques from King's College London, Arvind approaches challenges through the same lens. He identifies desired outcomes and analyses the psychological and environmental influences that need to change in order to achieve those goals.

He was selected for Neighbourly Lab's Internship Programme in London, where he participated in a behavioural intervention trial to promote micro-interactions on public buses in the city. He also had the opportunity to work with Cowry Consulting, a renowned global behavioural science consultancy, further deepening his understanding of behaviour change strategies.

In his previous role as Program Communications Associate in the Sustainable Cities and Transport Program at World Resources Institute-India, Arvind gained on-ground experience in projects related to pedestrianisation, transport, and road safety in major Indian cities. His communication materials have been featured on platforms like WRI-India and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) media handles.

Arvind's dedication to serving the vulnerable population led him to establish Cycle Soldiers, a voluntary service that assisted senior citizens, frontline workers, and other vulnerable groups by delivering essential commodities on bicycles, without any additional cost. The service, which operated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, received support from over 25 volunteers across Kolkata and other Indian cities.

Beyond his work in research and policy, Arvind has showcased his skills as a multimedia journalist, covering national and state elections, Cyclone 'Amphan,' and various social stories. Through visual storytelling and documentation, he engages audiences in important narratives.

  • 100+senior citizens served during the pandemic
  • 20+ KmsCycles every day
  • 2 hoursspent in cooking delicious meals
  • What I believe in


    Irrational people are much more powerful than rational people, because their threats are so much more convincing.

    Rory Sutherland