Climate Crisis & Solutions:
Hari Krishna Nibanupudi is a senior disaster risk reduction and climate change specialist with over two decades of experience of working with communities, developing programs, advocating policies, building capacities and fostering regional cooperation. He helmed senior managerial and technical portfolios in South Asia, South East Asia and Africa with several International organizations such as Oxfam UK, Oxfam America, World Bank Institute, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB). Mr. Krishna participated in the climate reality leadership training in Houston, Texas in 2016.
Mr. Krishna’s strategic as well as creative contributions in climate and disaster resilience have been recognized globally with honours. He was given Mary Fran Myers (MFM) scholarship award for disaster resilience contributions in 2013, “Resilient Tacloban” a short film scripted and produced by Mr. Krishna received best foreign short film award at Texas short films festival In 2016 and is blog article titled “ Resilience in Dignity and Self-Worth” published by Reuters won first prize in a competition conducted by Asian Cities Climate Change Reduction Network (ACCRN). As a researcher and author, he has published over three dozen of articles, papers and blogs on wide range of Issues such as natural resource management, disaster resilience, gender, climate change, sustainable development, etc. He has recently co-edited and published a Springer book volume titled Mountain Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction.
Mr. Nibanupudi currently pursues Doctoral studies on Regional Cooperation for Disaster and Climate Risk Reduction. He has obtained master’s degrees in Communication from Hyderabad University and received management training at Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad in India. He has also been trained in Environment Education Humanitarian Diplomacy, Water Diplomacy, International Humanitarian Law, Environmental Law and Policy, etc.