2011 Fellow (eq. to PhD), Public Systems, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
1999 BE, Electrical (Hons), Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Countries: India, Uganda, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Colombia, Mexico, Tanzania
States: Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Kerala, Rajasthan, West Bengal
Cities: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Siliguri, Vishakhapatnam, Cape Town
Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri
Amir Bashir Bazaz is Lead-Practice at IIHS. He holds a PhD in Management from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, with a specialisation in Public Systems. He works on issues at the intersection of economics, climate change mitigation, and adaptation and sustainable development. He has substantial experience of working with various integrated assessment frameworks and modelling arrangements. His current research interests are low carbon societies/infrastructure, climate change adaptation and mitigation (across scales), with specific focus on urban-climate change linkages and climate, energy and environment policy.
Amir has a first degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and started his career in the manufacturing industry, working across functional responsibilities of projects, production planning/control and engineering. He has previously been the National Expert Consultant to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India for the Second National Communication to the UNFCCC and taught courses in Development & Environmental Economics during his academic engagements at Symbiosis International University, Pune.
At IIHS, Amir is the Regional Research Lead for a multi-partner, multi-year climate adaptation research project – Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR). This project is a part of an IDRC/DfID funded global climate adaptation research program – Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA), operational across the regions of West, South and East Africa as well as South Asia. In addition, Amir is a part of many practice-based engagements at IIHS, notably; on ‘Energy Innovation’ (on a project led by Cambridge University), ‘Sustainability of Ecosystem Services’ (in collaboration with the Nature Conservancy India and Keystone Foundation) and ‘Migration-Climate Resilience dynamics for Indian cities’ (supported by the Swiss Agency of Development & Cooperation). He has been a regular team member for many ‘Disaster and Climate Resilience’ projects at IIHS and teaches regularly in the Urban Fellows and the Urban Practitioners Program.