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Thinking about the future of forced migration

Keynote address

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How do we start thinking about the future of forced migration? Aarathi Krishnan will bring her vast experience in humanitarian and development foresight to steer us on our journey into the future –  and how we can prepare for it today. A Harvard scholar, TED favourite and one of ‘100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics’, Krishnan was Strategic Foresight Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme–Asia Pacific.

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Aarathi Krishnan

Senior Advisor on Strategic Foresight, UNDP Asia-Pacific


Aarathi Krishnan specialises in anticipatory governance for the humanitarian and development sectors. She was the Senior Advisor for Strategic Foresight for UNDP, where she designed a systems approach across the Asia Pacific Bureau to build anticipatory capacities and decision intelligence to see, manage and respond to short- and long-term risk signals, policies and investments. Specifically she worked on anticipatory risk processes that blend a wide range of risk and crisis indicators across economic, geopolitical, technological, social, environment and cultural data points to inform institutional responses to emerging risk issues.  

She is an Affiliate at Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard University and was formerly Technology and Human Rights Fellow at the Harvard Carr Centre for Technology and Human Rights. The focus of her research is 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, the World Bank, UNHCR, MSF, ICRC and IFRC. 

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