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Aarathi Krishnan

Member since Dec 2020

Aarathi Krishnan specialises in strategic foresight for the humanitarian and development sector. A seasoned expert with over 15 years experience globally, she works at the intersection of humanitarian futures, strategic foresight, and systems transformation. She is currently the Strategy and Foresight Advisor for UNDP, based in New York, leading foresight for the Asia Pacific Bureau. Previously she has supported a range of international humanitarian organisations on how to embed foresight and strategy to drive institutional and systems transformation, including the UN Resident Coordinators, UNV, World Bank, UNHCR, MSF, ICRC and IFRC . A 2020-21 Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Carr Centre for Technology and Human Rights, as well as a Berkman Klein Fellow at Harvard University, she researches and supports decolonisation of humanitarian digital policy and governance. She is specifically focused on decolonised and feminist futures. She writes and speaks publicly and can be found on Twitter at @akrishnan23 and on

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