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Nandini Harihar

Nandini Harihar

Research Analyst

Nandini is a research analyst and works with the CEO in the Foresight Team. Her current research broadly covers geopolitics and governance of global commons. This includes climate risks and adaptation, the marine environment and technology collaboration. 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 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 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.

Outside of work, she enjoys exploring new music and cafes, and keeping herself active with different sport activities. She’s an avid coffee drinker, and will almost always find her with a mug in her hand. 

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