2014 PhD, Rural 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, Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttaranchal, Rajasthan
Cities: Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai, Coimbatore, Rajkot
Languages: English, Hindi
Chandni Singh has a PhD in Rural Development from the University of Reading, United Kingdom. She specialises in researching the interface between climate change adaptation and rural-urban dynamics. At IIHS, she works on issues of climate change, vulnerability, adaptation, and migration. This includes leading the rural research component of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-arid Regions (ASSAR) project in Karnataka and coordinating the IIED-funded project ‘Long-term Implications of Short-term Humanitarian Action’ in Chennai. She is also Chapter Scientist on the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5 degrees and Book Reviews Editor for 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 have included climate information services, water management, biodiversity conservation, gendered vulnerability, and community-based adaptation, with a thrust on using mixed 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.