Video: Day 1 | Understanding Recurring Heatwaves: Risk, Impact and the Way Forward for Resilience

#WebPolicyLearning | NIDM and IMPRI | Understanding Recurring Heatwaves: Risk, Impact and the Way Forward for Resilience

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National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, and #IMPRI Center for Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CECCSD)IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invite you to


A 3-day Online Certificate Training Programme on

Understanding Recurring Heatwaves:
Risk, Impact and the Way Forward for Resilience

Dates: July 26-28, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom and YouTube Live (on the NIDM Channel)

Registration Fee: Free


Taj Hassan

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

Convener and Moderator:

tikender singh panwar

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


Prof Anil K Gupta

Prof Anil K Gupta
Head ECDRM, NIDM, New Delhi

Dr Simi Mehta

Dr Simi Mehta
CEO & Editorial Director, IMPRI


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

Expert Trainers:

Himanshu Shekhar Mishra

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

Naresh Kumar 87

Dr Naresh Kumar
Scientist E, National Weather Forecasting Centre,
India Meteorological Department (IMD)

Gulrez Shah Azhar edited

Dr Gulrez Shah Azhar
Independent Researcher;
Former Researcher, University of Washington & RAND Corporation, USA

Joyashree Roy

Prof Joyashree Roy
Bangabandhu Chair Professor and Director,
Centre on South and South East Asia Multidisciplinary Applied Research Network on Transforming Societies of Global South,
AIT School of Environment, Resources and Development,
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand

Manu Gupta edited

Dr Manu Gupta
Co-Founder, SEEDS

Dr May Mathew

Dr May Mathew
Founder Trustee and Chief Planner,
Centre for Environmental Efficiency, Kochi

Anup Kumar Srivastava

Anup Kumar Srivastava
Sr. Consultant – Drought and Heat wave (Policy & Plan Division), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

Pooja Paswan edited

Dr Pooja Paswan
Assistant Professor,
Department of Political Science,
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Organising Team & Presentations:
Fatima Amin and Dr Kopal Verma, NIDM;
Dr Souravie Ghimiray, Utkarsh Dwivedi and Diya Goswami, IMPRI

NIDM IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning - Recurring heatwaves in India Risk, Impact and the Way Forward for Resilience (1)

Day 1

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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.

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