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Indrajit Pal

Asian Institute of Technology

Indrajit Pal is an Associate Professor and the chair in the Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM) academic program in the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Dr Pal is Deputy Director of the Research Center “South- and South East Asia Multi-disciplinary Applied Research Network on Transforming Societies of Global South (SMARTS)” in Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He has more than 18 years of experience in research, teaching, training, advocacy, and consultancy primarily focused on disaster risk governance, incident command systems, hazard and risk assessment, community-based disaster risk management, public health risk, disaster resilience, and DRR Education. Dr Pal served as a faculty member at the Centre for Disaster Management at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, India (a premier national institute for training Indian administrative services officers). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI), Japan, and also a visiting professor of disaster risk management at the Philippines School of Business Administration (PSBA, Manila). Dr Pal is supervising a number of doctoral and masters degree researchers across Asia and Africa in the field of disaster risk management and governance. Dr Pal has published 12 books and over 100 academic papers and book chapters. Some of his ongoing research includes disaster resilience and sustainable development education in Asia, risk characterization in Asian Delta communities in the “Living Deltas HUB” of the UK Research and Innovation–Global Challenges Research Fund (UKRI-GCRF) project.