Harjeet Singh

Harjeet Singh is the global lead on issues of climate change and resilience for ActionAid international. 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

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...
For ActionAid's closing remarks click hereAfter five long years I'm back in Copenhagen. Wait a minute! Should I call the city 'Hopenhagen,' as the Danish government named it in the run-up to the...
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.