Ayesha Dinshaw is an Associate with the Climate Resilience Practice, which aims to build adaptive capacity in developing countries. Ayesha has been with WRI since 2011. Within the Climate Resilience Practice, she focuses on urban resilience and tracking and enabling adaptation success at the project, portfolio, and national levels. In the past she provided research and support for the 2013-2014 World Resources Report on creating a sustainable food future.
Before joining WRI Ayesha worked at a renewable energy organization called NativeEnergy, and interned with HSBC India’s corporate sustainability department in Mumbai and the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in Delhi. While earning her graduate degree she provided analysis to the Somerville Community Corporation on program evaluation and worked with the Tufts Institute of the Environment.
Ayesha holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College and an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, where her thesis explored the role of corporate social responsibility in building adaptive capacity. Ayesha was based in Washington, DC until 2015 and is now based with WRI India in Delhi.
Peri-urban adaptationBuilding climate resilience at the rural-urban interface
Urban resilience planningWorking with cities to plan for climate change