April 2020 to Ongoing – Eastern Belt Network-India
The aims of this project are:
- 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
- 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).