Trisanki Saikia

Research interests


Urban and Regional Development, Sustainability, Waste Management, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Circular Economies, Climate Adaptation, Climate Resilience


Economic Geography, Urban Geography, Geography of Innovation, Environmental Economics

Geographic Focus

Global South, India

Education & work experience

Trisanki Saikia completed her bachelor’s degree in economics (B.Sc.) and her master’s degree in economics (M.Sc) with a focus on environment and resource management from India. After her studies, she was involved in various consulting projects around the themes of climate adaptation and resilience, sustainability and the SDGs.

Her employment as a research assistant at the Sustainability Transitions Lab began in April 2023. Here her research focus is on the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in waste management practices and the circular economy.


Blogs and Newspaper Articles

Saikia, T. (2021, April 14). Waste management and reduction as effective methods for climate change mitigation: Stories from Guwahati city, from

Saikia, T. (2020, November 10). Oil Palm expansion in Northeastern India: The questions we need to ask. Retrieved January 28, 2021, from

Saikia, T., Bhasin, K. (2020, March 25). Low Oil Prices And Our Environment: Is It Time To Levy A Carbon Tax? Retrieved January 28, 2021, from

Saikia, T. (2018, November 19). Assam and the economic costs of climate change. Retrieved January 28, 2021, from

Reports/Working Papers

Khan, M. S., Jonczyk, C., Saikia, T., Kabbara, M., Millan, B. G., amp; Nair, K. (2021). (publication). Climate Change Guidebook: Decade of Action. UN SDSN Youth.

Multiple authors and contributors (2021). Chapter 4: Food System and Circular Economy. Global Youth Climate Network: Climate Action Position Paper (pp. 18–24). Global Youth Climate Network.

Saikia, T., and Rajagopalan, S.(17 Dec. 2020). “Analysis of Key Trends and Insights from This Year’s Solutions.” Youth Solutions Report 2020, UN SDSN Youth.