Janani Vivekananda

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Head of Environment, Climate Change and Security

Janani is responsible for research and implementation support on climate change, environmental and natural resource related dimensions of peacebuilding and security at Alert. Her role involves leading on innovation, analysis and documentation of new research and liaising with academic, policy and practitioner communities on climate change, development, peace and security. She has been working on climate change and security issues since 2006 and has published widely on the subject. Her specific interests include the implications of climate change policies on peace, the links between climate change and community resilience, and opportunities for peace-positive responses to climate and environmental change and disasters. Previously, she was a Disaster Risk Reduction Adviser at Plan International UK, Security and Peacebuilding Programme Officer at International Alert and a consultant on conflict analysis and aid effectiveness for SNV Nepal and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nepal. She has an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from New College, Oxford University.

South and Southeast Asia
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This blog is co-written with Lukas Rüttinger, Senior Project Manager at adelphi. It was originally published by the Thomson...
posted Friday 20 May 2016
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In my last blog, I looked at how far we’ve come in connecting the dots between conflict, climate change and disasters. In this...
posted Wednesday 13 April 2016
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Last month I was honoured to be on the panel of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery's Resilience...
posted Monday 4 April 2016
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This blog post was originally published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. It is written by Janani Vivekananda and Janpeter...
posted Thursday 27 March 2014
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We spent the day in Naivasha surrounded by roses. Sadly though, it hasn’t been particularly sweet-smelling of late in the town...
posted Friday 13 December 2013


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