Senior Communications Officer
The Senior Communications Officer for policy is responsible for all media and strategic communications related to climate policy and advocacy in CAN. The role leads on drafting communications strategies and co-creating messaging and narratives that align the network across various climate fora like UNFCCC, the IPCC, the Green Climate Fund and other multilateral fora such as G20 and the G7.
This position organises CAN communication meetings virtual and face-face, regular press briefings, webinars, training and strategy meetings and coordinates media work for CAN.
This role helps co-facilitate the ‘Croissant Conspiracy’ Communications Group and the CAN Communications Working Group.
Dharini has 11 years of experience in journalism and strategic communications at the national, regional and international levels. She’s worked with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in New Delhi and prior to joining CAN was with the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Research Programme (CCAFS – hosted in Wageningen University, the Netherlands) as the South Asia Communications Specialist, based in New Delhi.
Her work has given her insights into how climate change is affecting small-holder farmers in South Asia and the policy and grassroots changes needed to enable adaptation and reform in the agriculture sector in the long term.
Following her postgraduate studies from the University of Vienna, Austria, in Global Studies, with a specialisation in International Development, she worked for a few years in Brussels, Belgium, first as a Press and Communications trainee at the European Commission and subsequently for an economic policy think tank, Bruegel. Dharini started her career on the news desk of The Hindu, a leading English daily in India.
She lives in Bangalore, India.