Ishita Chakrabarty holds an M.A in International Law from the Graduate Institute Geneva, where she pursued her studies as a Wilsdorf scholar, with specializations in global governance and migration. Prior to this role, Ishita worked as a Research Officer with the Quill Foundation in India. More recently, she worked as a Programme Assistant at the Climate Vulnerable Forum Secretariat, looking at aspects of loss and damage, climate migration and disaster displacement, return migration and diaspora contributions to climate adaptation and resilience.
As an Asia Development Justice Fellow, a TCI-AC Fellow, at Accountability Counsel, she works closely with Communities Program to amplify the voices of communities in defending their human rights and environmental rights. In this role she aims to understand how international financial actors and national policy makers within developing states may have caused harm to the environment and human rights of their citizens and how affected peoples can hold these financial and political institutions accountable.