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

She is currently the Senior Advisor for Strategic Foresight for UNDP, where she is designing the integration of a systems approach to foresight across the Asia Pacific Bureau to build anticipatory capacities, decision making and programmatic offers to see, manage and respond to short and long term risk signals, policies and investments so that development futures can be flourishing for all.

In addition, she is also an Affiliate at Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard University as well as a 2020-21 and 2021-22 Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Carr Centre for Technology and Human Rights. The focus of her research is on Foresight and Decolonial Tech Ethics in Humanitarian Tech Governance Previously she has supported a range of international humanitarian organisations on embedding institutional foresight and global strategy to drive institutional and systems transformation, including the UN Resident Coordinators, UNV, the World Bank, UNHCR, MSF, ICRC and IFRC .


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…