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Indrajit Pal Faculty and Chair in the Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Indrajit Pal, PhD, is Assistant Professor and Chair in the Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He has served as a faculty member at the Centre for Disaster Management at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, India (a Premier National Institute for training Indian Administrative Services Officers). Dr Pal holds a doctoral and two master’s degrees in applied geology and sociology, with specialization in urban sociology. Dr Pal has more than 16 years of experience in research, teaching, training, advocacy, consultancy, primarily focused on disaster governance, risk management, incident command system, disaster risk reduction, hazard and risk assessment, risk perceptions, participatory disaster research management (DRM), public health risk, geographic information system (GIS) & remote sensing in DRM, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. Dr Pal is currently supervising Doctoral and Masters’ research students across Asia and Africa in the field of disaster risk management and governance. He is a reviewer of more than 12 international journals and has published a number of books and research articles in referred national and international journals. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI), Japan.