Arghya Sinha Roy works as the Principal Climate Change Adaptation Specialist at the Asian Development Bank. He is involved in the implementation of ADB’s climate priorities and targets by supporting client governments in strengthening climate adaptation-related policies, plans, and investments and access climate finance.
Arghya has been working on disaster and climate resilience-related issues since 2003. From 2004–2012, he worked with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center on strengthening the capacities of countries to integrate disaster risk management considerations into national and local development processes. Since 2012, Arghya has been working with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in supporting the implementation of ADB’s disaster risk management policy and plan. Arghya has been involved in projects related to risk-sensitive urban development, infrastructure resilience, strengthening community disaster resilience, and post-disaster recovery and reconstruction.
In 2019, Arghya has taken up the position of climate change adaptation specialist within ADB, where his focus is to support ADB in increasing investments in climate-resilient development across different sectors. Arghya has a master’s degree in urban and regional planning.