Programme Officer and Capacity Building Coordinator
Dr Nidhi Nagabhatla serves as Programme Officer and Capacity Building Coordinator at United Nations at United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), the UN Think Tank on Water housed in Canada. She is a (natural) systems science specialist and a geospatial analyst with nearly 20 years of research and work experience. Nidhi has lead, coordinated and implemented transdisciplinary projects and worked with multi-disciplinary research teams in various geographical regions and varied thematic domains within the water security nexus, in Asia, South Africa, West Europe and North American regions with international organizations, including IWMI, World Fish Centre, and IUCN, leading on research and capacity development initiatives. She is also affiliated with leading academics institutes: Oxford University (UK); Leibniz University (Germany) and McMaster University (Canada) in various roles, mostly related to sustainability research and the science-policy interface and capacity development. She serves as the Chair of the Steering Board for Young Professional Platform for Agriculture Research and Development (YPARD) UN-FAO and as a Lead Author with IPBES. She has published more than 100 papers as peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, workshop contributions, and policy briefs and serves on the editorial and review committee of numerous international journals. She is a Chevening Fellow with University of Oxford - Future Leaders Program.