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Aarathi Krishnan specialises in strategic and applied foresight for the humanitarian and development sector. A seasoned expert with over 15 years experience globally, she works at the intersection of humanitarian and development futures, strategic foresight, and institutional transformation.

Currently the Strategic Foresight Advisor for UNDP, and an Affiliate at Berkman Klein, she also was a 2020-21 Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Carr Centre for Technology and Human Rights, as well as a Berkman Klein Fellow. Her research focuses on foresight and decoloniality in humanitarian tech ethics and governance.


Carr Center for Human Rights

Humanitarian Digital Ethics: A Foresight and Decolonial Governance Approach

Aarathi Krishnan explores the ability of humanitarian governance systems to ensure an equitable future.

Jan 18, 2022

Decolonial Humanitarian Digital Governance

Aarathi Krishnan reflects on her fellowships at BKC and the Carr Center

Apr 15, 2021


May 7, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Foresight and Decolonial Humanitarian Tech Ethics

Video & Podcast: A New Digital Humanism

Video & Podcast: Anasuya Sengupta, Sabelo Mhlambi, Andrew Zolli, and Aarathi Krishnan discuss if humanitarian actors can play a more intentional role in designing just and…