Project – Eastern Belt Network

April 2020 to Ongoing – Eastern Belt Network-India

The aims of this project are:

  1. To identify and map the number of colleges and universities that offer programmes related to risk, crisis, disaster management, development, and avoidable deaths in the 10 eastern states of India; and
  2. To explore the feasibility of developing a network of these colleges and universities for avoidable deaths, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.

This is a collaborative project led by Dr Nibedita Ray-Bennett (University of Leicester) and Dr Hideyuki Shiroshita (Kansai University) in collaboration with Srashta Chowdhury (University of North Bengal), Rwittambarah Kashyap (Tata Institute of Social Sciences – Assam), Satyajit Barik (NIIS Institution of Information Science & Management, Odisha) and Meharaj Bano (Vellore Institute of Technology).


Data collection has been completed in three states (Meghalaya, Assam and Mizoram).