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Nandini Harihar

Nandini Harihar

Programme Associate / NGI Fellow

Nandini Harihar is a Programme Associate in the International Cooperation team and is a member of the CEO’s Foresight team. Her research broadly covers global governance of sustainable finance and environment, with a focus on climate resilience and ocean. Her broader interests lie at the confluence of national and global environmental governance and domestic and foreign policy alliance in a changing geopolitical world.

She is the Next Generation India Fellow on Ocean, launched by the United Nations Foundation and supported by CEEW with a focus on sustainable financing for climate and development, youth engagement, and effective governance and management of the ocean and marine environment.

Prior to joining the Council, Nandini interned with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) under the Cyclone Forecast Division to analyse India’s cyclone monitoring mechanisms, forecast dissemination and policies and procedures for evacuation of cyclone-prone regions in India. She also interned with the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) to verify and validate their model forecast data against the real time observations in the Indian Ocean to improve forecasting.

Nandini holds an undergraduate degree in Meteorology & Oceanography from the University of East Anglia and postgraduate degree in Environmental Technology and Global Environmental Change & Policy from Imperial College London. As a part of her thesis, she worked with CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCFAS) Program on the adoption and scaling out of climate-smart agricultural practices amongst small-scale farmers in water-stressed districts in rural India.

  • 1300Kilometres cycled from Seattle to San Francisco in 19 days
  • 14Hours sat at a stretch binge watching a show
  • 4Mugs of coffee consumed daily