Video: Day 3 | Making Indian Cities Disaster and Climate Change Resilient: Towards Responsive and Actionable Urban Planning, Policy and Development

#WebPolicyLearning | NIDM and IMPRI | Making Indian Cities Disaster and Climate Change Resilient: Towards Responsive and Actionable Urban Planning, Policy and Development

Day 3


National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, and #IMPRI Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS)IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invite you to


A 3-day Online Certificate Training Programme on

Making Indian Cities Disaster and Climate Change Resilient:
Towards Responsive and Actionable Urban Planning, Policy and Development

Dates: May 23-25, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom and YouTube Live (on the NIDM Channel)

Registration Fee: Free

Certificates will be provided on successful 80% attendance

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Shri Taj Hassan, IPS
Executive Director, NIDM, New Delhi


Prof Anil K Gupta

Prof Anil K Gupta
Head ECDRM, NIDM, New Delhi

Dr Simi Mehta

Dr Simi Mehta
CEO & Editorial Director, IMPRI

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Tikender Singh Panwar (Moderator)
Former Deputy Mayor, Shimla; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI


Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay

Associate Professor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI, New Delhi

Expert Trainers:

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Prof Chetan Vaidya
Independent Urban Advisor; Former Director, School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), New Delhi

Himanshu Shekhar Mishra

Himanshu Shekhar
Senior Editor (Political and Current Affairs), New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV India)

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Prof Souvanic Roy
Professor, Department of Architecture, Town and Regional Planning, and, Founder-Director, School of Ecology, Infrastructure and Human Settlement Management, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur

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Prof V. P. Sati
Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management, Mizoram University

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Dr Madhu Verma
Chief Economist, World Resources Institute (WRI), New Delhi

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Dr Joy Elamon
Director-General, Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Thrissur

Sameer Unhale

Sameer Unhale
Joint Commissioner, Department of Municipal Administration, Government of Maharashtra

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Prof K. K. Pandey

Professor, Urban Management, and Coordinator, Centre for Urban Studies, Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi

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Bedoshruti Sadhukhan
Senior Programme Coordinator, ICLEI South Asia

Organising Team & Presentations:
Dr Sweta Baidya Das, Dr Kopal Verma, Fatima Amin & Harshit Sharma, NIDM;
Utkarsh Dwivedi, Diya Goswami, Karnika A. & Riya Shah, IMPRI

Day 3

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  • Arjun Kumar

    Arjun Kumar is the Director of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With training in development economics, he specialises in quantitative and qualitative research methods, econometrics and the use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) amongst others and has been associated with several think tanks, research institutes, governments, civil society organisations, and private enterprises. He is President of a Jharkhand based NGO (registered in 2010), Manavdhara- a youth social organisation working for humanitarian causes in backward regions and for marginalised communities. He has also taught Economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the economy, development studies, housing and basic amenities, urban and regional research, inclusive and sustainable development, data and evidence-based policy, and, research methods. He has several research publications to his credit and has experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute. He is also a member and part of various government and non-government formed committees, groups, and advisory boards overseeing the deliberation as subject matter expert and for possessing strong research acumen. He is an avid writer and frequently writes on various dimensions of economic issues, policies, and their impact for several eminent media platforms.