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Vikas Lakhani

Vikas Lakhani, MSc

Doctoral candidate


Rachel Carson Center
Leopoldstr. 11a, 2. OG, 229/230
D-80802 Munich

Phone: +49 157 8098 1852

Vikas Lakhani holds a B.Sc. degree in Environmental Science from the M.S.U, Baroda and a M.Sc. degree in Disaster Management from TISS, Mumbai. After completing his degrees, he worked as a researcher in Mumbai and West-Bengal focusing on climate change, disasters, and resilience of slum communities and post-cyclone livelihood assessment. Since December 2010, he worked as a Sector Manager and Deputy Director with the Government of Gujarat, India. His work involved management of research projects contributing to the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) framework and government policies. Before joining RCC in October 2015 as a doctoral candidate of the ENHANCE ITN, Vikas had a brief stint with the Hiroshima University (Japan) where he worked on the challenges and governance of urban areas in developing countries.

Dissertation Project: Dynamic Climates of Memory: Environmental Learning, Risk Perception, Remembering and Forgetting Disasters