Greeshma Hegde

External Consultant | hegdeg at iihs dot ac dot in

2016    MSc, Climate Science and Policy, TERI University, New Delhi
2014    BSc, Chemistry, St. Xavier’s College – Autonomous, Mumbai



Countries: India
States: Uttarakhand, Odisha, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Meghalaya, Nagaland
Cities: Delhi, Bengaluru
Languages: English, Tulu, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi

Greeshma Hegde has an MSc in Climate Science and Policy from TERI University, New Delhi, India. At IIHS, she works with the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project. Her research interests lie in knowledge systems (traditional, local, indigenous) and innovation with regards to their potential role in climate change adaptation. She also works on Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP), a process that entails dealing with economic, social, and environmental challenges and engages diverse actors and stakeholders to collectively construct a shared understanding of the functioning of a system, and then to act on the basis of this understanding. She has also worked on assessing risks and vulnerabilities involved in human resettlement and relocation post hydro-meteorological disasters, in India.


Prior to working at IIHS, Greeshma worked with The Energy and Resource Institute, TERI, on monitoring the implementation of the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) in two districts of Uttarakhand.

Practice Projects at IIHS

2016 onwards Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)
2016 CIRF


Other Writing

  • Hegde, G., & Singh, C. (2018, August 7). As India struggles with climate change, farming couple learns to cope and flourish. IndiaSpend. Retrieved from
  • Singh, C., Hegde, G., & Kaur, H (2018). Adaptation as innovation: Lessons from smallholder farmer in rainfed Karnataka. Bengaluru: Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • 2017 Cases on knowledge systems in India (In progress)
  • 2016 Reducing Relocation Risk in Urban India: Risk Assessment Report
  • 2016 Reducing Relocation Risk in Urban India: Site Report for Urban Risk and Resettlement