Former Head of Environment, Climate Change and Security
Janani is our former Head of Environment, Climate Change and Security. She was responsible for research and implementation support on climate change, environmental and natural resource related dimensions of peacebuilding and security at Alert. Her role involved 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.