Aditya Bahadur

Principal researcher, Human Settlements

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
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Languages: English, Hindi (fluent)

Specialist in climate-resilient urban development, transformative approaches for risk reduction, monitoring and evaluation of resilience initiatives, designing and delivering research and learning programmes on climate and development, supporting governments in policy and institutional development for resilience; focus on South and Southeast Asia.

Expertise

Climate-resilient urban development and risk reduction in South and Southeast Asia.

Before IIED

  • Regional programme development mnager, Action on Climate Today Programme, Oxford Policy Management, India (2016-19)
  • Research fellow, Adaptation and Resilience Team, Overseas Development Institute, UK (2013-16)
  • Senior consultant, Hyderus Cyf, UK and India (2008-13)

Education

  • Postdoctoral research fellow, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York City, USA (2019-20)
  • PhD. in Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK (2009-14)
  • MA in Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK (2007-08)
  • BA (Hons) in English, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India (2002-05)

Current work

Exploring the interplay of climate change and disaster risk with urban development in South and Southeast Asia; chair of IIED's internal research strategy team