November 10, 2020

Himanshu Grover | Community Resilience Handbook for Disaster Preparedness and Management

Dr. Himanshu Grover

Dr. Himanshu Grover participated as an expert panelist by the US Consulate in Chennai at the launch of their Handbook on Disaster Management. This was an online event with an attendance of more than 500 people internationally. The handbook was compiled and prepared by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) as part of the project “America with Kerala: Uniting for a Disaster Resilient Kerala,” organized in association with the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai and Kerala State Disaster Management Authority.

The panel, moderated by Dr. D. Dhanuraj, CPPR Chairman, included speakers Dr. Muralee Thummarukudy, Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Dr. Himanshu Grover, co-director, Institute for Hazard Mitigation and Planning, College of Built Environments, University of Washington; Dr. Nivedita P. Haran, IAS (Retired), Honorary Chairperson, Board of Directors, Centre for Migration and Inclusive Development, Kerala; and Dr. Shekhar L. Kuriakose, Member Secretary, Kerala State Disaster Management Authority.