2014 PhD, International Development, University of Reading, United Kingdom
2008 MSc, Natural Resource Management, TERI University, New Delhi
2006 BSc, Botany (Hons), Delhi University, New Delhi
States: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Uttaranchal, Rajasthan
Cities: Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Gulbarga, Kolar, Siliguri
Languages: English, Hindi
Chandni Singh has a PhD in International Development from the University of Reading, United Kingdom and works at the interface of climate change and development in the global South. At IIHS, she works on issues of climate change adaptation, differential vulnerability and wellbeing, disaster risk, and rural-urban migration. She is a Contributing Author of the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5 degrees and a Lead Author of the IPCC’s Assessment Report 6. Chandni serves on the editorial boards of Regional Environmental Change and Progress in Development Studies. She has previously worked in research and practice-based organisations such as the University of Reading (UK), Bioversity International, Pragya, and WWF India across India, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. Her main domains of work fall under the scope of human dimensions of global environmental change and include climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, natural resource management, climate information services, livelihood transformations, and human migration with a thrust on using participatory methods.
Chandni has taught postgraduate level courses on research methodology and development studies. She is also interested in science communication for lay audiences and is a published poet.