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Arivudai Nambi Appadurai

World Resources Institute
Strategy Head
Bangalore, India
Am currently positioned as the Strategy Head of the Vulnerability & Adaptation Programme of WRI India. My primary research focus is on climate risk management and adaptation to multiple risks, institutions, environmental governance and policy. I have extensive experience in using participatory approaches to support climate risk mainstreaming, as well as working with both communities and government officials on climate risk planning and up-scaling best practices. Am currently engaged in exploring ways in which to integrate adaptation into development processes at the national and community level. I serve as a member of many expert committees set up by various ministries of Government of India to study climate impacts. My international career include a stint with the UN's Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Programme , consulting work with CGIAR, World Bank, UNEP, ABD and UNIDO. I was part of the Official Indian delegation to the UNFCCC CoP meetings.
I pursued my doctoral degree from Syracuse University, NY in Interdisciplinary Social Science and hold two post graduate degrees one in Development Studies from Cambridge University, UK and another in Public Management from University of Madras, India.

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Data issues related to climate information services, natural resources management and value chains.