Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep (Harsh)- speaker of CACCC 2020

Publication date: 25 September 2020
Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep (Harsh)- speaker of CACCC 2020

The Third Central Asia Climate Change Conference (CACCC 2020) will be held online on October 19-23, 2020. The objective of the conference is to strengthen a regional dialogue on climate change and sustainable development through the information and knowledge exchange in Central Asia. You can get more detailed information on the CACCC-2020 here

A series of our publications will be dedicated to the speakers of the upcoming event. And, today, we would like to introduce you to Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep (Harsh), Global Lead for Disruptive Technology at the World Bank. His presentation on climate data and analytical services will take place on October 21 as part of the third day of the CACCC 2020.


Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep (Harsh) is a Global Lead for Disruptive Technology. In over 24 years at the World Bank, he has led and supported several environmental, water, and natural resources operations and analytical support around the world. This includes work on:

  • transboundary watersheds;

  • integrated basin planning and management;

  • critical ecosystems;

  • climate resilience;

  • monitoring systems;

  • public-domain data access;

  • modern earth observation;

  • analytical/decision support tools;

  • other emerging technologies.

Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep has also been a Global Lead for Watersheds and co-leads the Bank’s HydroInformatics focal area. He also leads a Disruptive KIDS (Knowledge, Information & Data Services) Helpdesk to provide support on emerging technology (including e-packaging of data and knowledge into portals, e-books, and Apps) for operational teams.

Earlier, he worked with other international organizations, academia, and the private sector on water analytics and water conflicts.

Regarding his academic background, he holds:

  • a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Madras);

  • a Masters in Environmental and Resource Engineering from Syracuse;

  • a PhD in Water Resources and Environmental Systems Engineering from Harvard University.

Stay tuned for further updates to know about other interesting speakers of the CACCC-2020

Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin or CAMP4ASB is implemented by CAREC and financed by the World Bank. Project aims to enhance regionally coordinated access to improved climate change knowledge services for key stakeholders (e.g., policy makers, communities, and civil society) in participating Central Asian countries as well as to increased investments and capacity building that, combined, will address climate challenges common to these countries.CAMP4ASB is implemented in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan during the period from 2016 to 2021.

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