Aarathi Krishnan


Aarathi Krishnan specialises in anticipatory governance for the humanitarian and development sectors. 

She is currently the Senior Advisor for Strategic Foresight for UNDP, where she is designing a systems approach across the Asia Pacific Bureau to build anticipatory capacities and decision intelligence to see, manage and respond to short and long term risk signals,policies and investments. Specifically she is working on anticipatory risk processes that blend a wide range of risk and crisis indicators across economic, geopolitical, technological, social, environment and cultural data points to inform institutional responses to emerging risk issues. 

In addition, she is also an Affiliate at Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard University as well as a 2020-21 and 2021-22 Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Carr Centre for Technology and Human Rights. The focus of her research is on Foresight and Decolonial Tech Ethics in Humanitarian Tech Governance 

Previouslyshe has supported a range of international humanitarian organisations on embedding institutional foresight and global strategy to drive institutional and systems transformation, including the UN Resident Coordinators, UNV, the World Bank, UNHCR, MSF, ICRC and IFRC . 

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Senior Advisor for Strategic Foresight for UNDP