Dr. Indrajit Pal

indrajit-pal@ait.asia

Dr. Indrajit Pal presently working as Assistant Professor at Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management program at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Prior to joining at AIT, Dr. Pal served as faculty member at Centre for Disaster Management at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, India (Premier National Institute for training Indian Administrative Services Officers) for more than eight years. He has done extensive work on capacity development of decision makers, risk assessment, disaster governance and case documentation from field situations. Dr. Pal has engaged extensively with disaster risk reduction preparedness and response management through Incident Command System (ICS) within developing country contexts, and also supervising and committee member for several current doctoral and masters projects in disaster management, mitigation and preparedness. He has also closely engaged with various international organizations like USAID, UNDP, UNISDR and UNESCAP on capacity development, response management and recovery planning in Asian disaster risk reduction context. Dr. Pal having about thirteen years of experience on research and training activity primarily focused on the teaching, training, research and capacity development on Disaster Risk Management and Governance.

Qualifications

Seismotectonic and Earthquake Hazard Assessment, Vidyasagar University and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, INDIA. Master of Science (Applied Geology), Bachelor of Science (hons, Geology) with Mathematics and Physics, Jadavpur University, INDIA. Master of Arts (Sociology) with specialization in Urban Sociology (H.N.B. Garhwal University, IND

Research Expertise

Disaster Governance and Response, Emergency Response and Policy planning issues, Mainstreaming, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) into Development, Incident Command System (ICS), Capacity Development, Use of GIS / RS in disaster risk management, Climate Change Adaptation and Socio Economic implications, Participatory Disaster Risk Management.