Dr. Anvita Pandey

Anvita is a PlanAdapt Fellow, based in Dehradun, India.

Her work mainly focuses on climate change adaptation, water security, and ecosystem services. This includes themes such as urban governance policy pertaining to the environment and urbanisation development trends. She is a Forest Ecologist by training and has worked in the Western Himalayas region for almost a decade.  

Anvita works as a Coordinator and Fellow of the Centre for Ecology Development and Research, Dehradun, India. She is also a Fellow at Better Climate Governance, Newcastle University, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, she worked with the University of Cambridge on projects focusing on water security under the Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme. She has also worked with the University on Disaster Management project through community participation in the Himalayas. She participated in COP 24 held at Katowice, Poland and was involved in events and consultations related to Gender and Climate Change. She has received Young Scientist Award from the State Government for her work in forestry. She has also received the Ecological Research Award from the Ecological Society of Japan.

She holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences and was an INSPIRE Fellow at the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

For more information, see Anvita’s LinkedIn page.