Dr. Aditya Bahadur is a Principal Researcher in the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK. Previously he served as the Regional Programme Development Manager with the DFID funded Action on Climate Today Programme based at Oxford Policy Management. He has 12 years of experience in research, evaluation and practice of DRR, climate change and development. He has published widely on these issues including in highly regarded academic journals. He has an MA and a PhD in Development Studies (focus on climate change resilience) from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK. He completed his Postdoctoral Research at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York where he wrote a book on urbanisation and resilience. Aditya was granted a Fellowship by the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) in 2014 and the World Social Science Fellowship in 2015. He was Research Fellow at ODI and is now an ODI Research Associate. He has also received the Fulbright-Kalam Postdoctoral Climate Fellowship in 2018.