Our first Monsoon Academy starts today!

The theme for this edition is 'Planning for Climate Resilience in Urban Areas'

Our first Monsoon Academy kicks off in a day! We have partnered with the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP), UK to focus this year's Academy on Planning for Climate Resilience in Urban Areas.

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Urban populations are at risk of current and future climate impacts including a rising toll of cyclones, coastal erosion, heat waves and water crises like droughts and floods. This is increasingly precarious as urban areas are connected to global economics and regional ecosystems. Currently, urban resilience is at the forefront of sectors where planning, investment and implementation lag well behind growing climate risks.

The aim of the Academy is to build professional capacity, integrating three themes: the foundations of adaptation and resilience; technical approaches and tools for designing and implementing adaptation projects; and, leadership and working with stakeholders including personal and professional development.


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Zaheb Ahmad

Zaheb is a Research Fellow at Tandem Research. His work explores institutions and governance arrangements in India, anchoring people-centred approaches to the environment and data. Zaheb is currently working on setting up an 'urban living lab' in Panaji - an experimental governance approach, established at the boundaries between research, innovation and policy, for urban sustainability transitions in India. Zaheb holds an LL.M with specialisation in Environmental Law from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and B.L.S, LL.B from Government Law College, University of Mumbai. His Master’s research deconstructs the functioning of the Environmental Impact Assessment mechanism in India and explores environmental justice implications for impacted communities.