Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management
Abhiyant Tiwari is an Assistant Professor and Program Manager at the Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management, Gandhinagar, India. He is trained as a Master of Public Health with a specialization in Environmental Health Sciences from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Since 2013, as a public health researcher and practitioner at the Public Health Foundation of India, Abhiyant has worked with knowledge partners like Natural Resources Defense Council, U.S., and policy partners like national and sub-national government agencies on developing, implementing and scaling heatwave health adaptation plans in India. He is a member of the National Disaster Management Authority of India’s technical experts’ group that develops national guidelines for heatwave adaptation plans. He recently led a preliminary study for National Disaster Management of India to estimate local temperature thresholds for heatwave warning systems in more than 100 cities of India. Abhiyant has also worked on developing guidelines for air pollution health risk communication plans in Indian cities. He is also a member of the Indian Meteorological Society, LEAD India Fellow, and Climate Reality Fellow.