Harjeet Singh

Harjeet Singh is the International Coordinator - Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Adaptation for ActionAid. He is based in New Delhi, India and is responsible to support countries to understand, assess, and address the impacts of climate change on the poor and supporting them to build programmatic evidence, develop partnerships and undertake focused advocacy work nationally and internationally.

He has conducted sessions and trainings on emergency response, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in over 20 countries for government and non-government agencies and represented ActionAid in various international forums. He is also the founding board member of Alliance for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in India.

Prior to this, he led the Tsunami Response Programme in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for ActionAid India.  While Harjeet began his professional career as a management graduate with a short stint in the private sector, he shifted his interests to development sector and started his journey with a grassroots organisation.

Latest blogs

As aid agencies, the UN and the Philippines government swing into action to help the millions of people affected by typhoon Haiyan, I am attending the UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland to try to put...
Adorida Pescante was in her house with her grandson when the storm hit.
It’s the first week of this year’s UN climate summit and much of the attention of the 195 governments taking part in the negotiations is on an international mechanism to deal with loss and damage...
After witnessing the devastating impacts of Hurricane Sandy in Cuba, Haiti and the United States, I was hoping to find developed countries, engaged in the climate negotiations in Doha, to be serious...
Some claim that Durban has opened a new ‘door’ to negotiate a more comprehensive legally binding agreement. But I would call it a debacle, where the deathbed of equity as a principle was prepared and...
The Lesotho highlands has suffered greatly due to climate change.
Harjeet Singh gives his reactions to events as they are unfolding in Durban at the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP17).The crisis is now, we don't have time to wait!ON CLIMATE CASHAs the Green...
This year we saw the worst drought in some parts of the Horn of Africa in 60 years. It is a shocking reminder of the catastrophic impacts that climate change can and will have on poor...
Najman Mohammed, 6, Kenya
Ministers must revive talks on innovative sources of climate financing Senior  Ministers’ meeting in Petersburg this week in the run up to December 2011 climate summit in Durban, South...
ActionAid Australia rallying against climate change in the countdown to Cop15