Virat A Singh
Communications & Engagement Strategist, Asar
Virat Singh is Communications & Engagement Strategist with Asar- a development start-up. His current work includes building holistic communication & engagement strategies on climate change, air pollution, clean energy & sustainable mobility.
He is a former journalist with 14 years of experience with print media and has worked with Mumbai-based newspapers including Daily News and Analysis (DNA), and Mumbai Mirror reporting on Wildlife, Environment, Road Safety, and Urban Transportation.
As a resource person with wildlife organizations and State Forest departments, he has been conducting workshops across India on sensitizing media on reporting about human-wildlife interactions as well as helping build the capacity of forest department staff and wildlife organizations in strengthening their outreach and engagement with media.
Virat is also a visiting faculty with media schools in Mumbai. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Zoology) from Mumbai University and a Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from Mumbai.
In 2011, he co-founded Fotothon- a unique 24 hours photography contest based on environment and nature.