Harjeet Singh

Harjeet Singh is the global lead on climate change for ActionAid. Based in New Delhi, India he supports countries across the world on policy advocacy related to climate change. Prior to this, he managed disaster resilience programme globally and coordinated emergency response and preparedness work in Asia and the Americas. Until 2007, he led the tsunami response programme in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for ActionAid India.

Harjeet is closely associated with the Global Network of CSOs on Disaster Reduction (GNDR) and Climate Action Network (CAN) International as well as its South Asian node. He is also the one of the founder-directors of the Alliance of Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (AADRR), India and presently chairs the network.

He writes regularly on climate change and disaster resilience issues. He tweets at @harjeet11 and can be reached at harjeet.singh@actionaid.org.

 

Latest blogs

Heart wrenching stories of pain, sorrow and survival continue to pour from Nepal. The earthquake of 7.8 magnitude hit the poor landlocked country on 25th April, leaving at least 2000 dead and...
Heart wrenching stories of pain, sorrow and survival continue to pour from Nepal. The earthquake of 7.8 magnitude hit the poor landlocked country on 25th April, leaving at least 2000 dead and...
After the release of the latest IPCC report in Copenhagen, I headed straight to Malawi for a field visit to a project that helps poor communities build resilience to disasters and climate change.The...
Greetings from Copenhagen. Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gathered here to release a long-awaited synthesis of the most comprehensive scientific assessment of climate...
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ActionAid at 2009 climate talkes
13th October, the International Day for Disaster Reduction is celebrated every year to show how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raise awareness about the importance of...
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.