Uma is a Climate Risk Analyst for Acclimatise South Asia.
Based in Delhi, Uma provides technical, programmatic, and coordination support to Acclimatise’s projects in South Asia.
Before joining Acclimatise, she worked with the DFID-funded, Action on Climate Today (ACT) programme, where she provided research and management support on mainstreaming adaptation into plans and policies across South Asia. As a part of her work for ACT, she conducted a climate resilient value chain analysis of cotton in Bangladesh for the Ministry of Agriculture. She also assisted in the coordination of ACT’s learning paper series and is a lead author on ‘Unpacking Transformation: A Framework and Insights from Adaptation Mainstreaming’. The learning paper contributes to improving understanding of how funders, practitioners and other stakeholders can support and facilitate transformation in adaptation to climate change. Uma has also contributed to the State Climate Plans for two Union Territories in India, and written chapters on agriculture, health, and tourism. She has experience in conducting monitoring and evaluation of projects in different development sectors such as livelihoods, skill development, gender, and health.
Uma holds an M.A. in Climate Change and Sustainability Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.