Speakers

Prof. Santosh Kumar

Professor, Policy, Planning & Community Issues, NIDM

More than 25 years of experience with 15 years in providing leadership in institution building, public policy, capacity development and strategic operations at regional, national local levels. Engaged in dialogue with Asian, ASEAN, EAS, BIMSTIC, SAARC, multi-lateral, UN organisations and private sector for disaster risk reduction, climate change leading to sustainable development. Contributed extensively in the international negotiations while drafting Hygo Framework of Action 2005-15 and Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-30 as part of the Govt of India delgation team. Also, contributed in establishing new discourse in disaster and development. Core areas of research, capacity building and policy advocay are disaster loss assessment, disaster recovery, disaster risk financing, risk transfer & risk insurance. Studied economics (Master & Ph.D), Gender and development and disaster Risk management.