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Nandini Harihar

Nandini Harihar

Research Analyst

Nandini is a research analyst with The Council and she works with the CEO. Her current research broadly covers governance of global commons. This includes: climate risks and adaptation; natural disasters; food, land use and desertification; governance of the marine environment (including plastics); and climate-friendly technologies. Her broader interests lie at the confluence of national and global environmental governance and environmental justice.

Prior to joining The Council, Nandini interned with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) under the Cyclone Forecast Division to analyse India’s position on cyclone monitoring, 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 currents in the Indian Ocean to improve forecasting.

Nandini holds an undergraduate degree in Meteorology & Oceanography from the University of East Anglia and a Masters in Environmental Technology and Global Environmental Change & Policy from Imperial College London. As a part of her Masters thesis, she worked with the 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.

  • 1Book a month
  • 1Instrument she can play (poorly)
  • 1300km distance cycled from Seattle to San Francisco
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    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.


    Martin Luther King Jr.