2019 MSc, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, University of Cape Town, South Africa
2013 BA (Hons), Economics, Adelphi University, New York
Countries: India, South Africa, Namibia
States: Maharashtra, Western Cape, Omusati Region
Cities: Pune, Cape Town
Languages: English, Hindi, German
Nivedita received her BA in Economics with a focus on Environmental Economics, from Adelphi University, New York, and thereafter her MSc in Climate Change and Development from the University of Cape Town (UCT). Hailing from the Global South, the contrast between the developed and developing world became starkly evident and piqued her interest in developmental economics and adaptation. She was able to explore this during her stint at Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) where she conducted research on adaptation in semi-arid regions of North Central Namibia, with a focus on livelihood vulnerabilities due to climate change.
In her free time, Nivedita enjoys hiking, travelling and painting. She also enjoys friendly football banter and is a diehard Arsenal fan.