Senior Research Associate, India
Master's in Civil Engineering
Shashikant Chopde has 25 years of experience in sustainable development, poverty reduction and natural resources management, and more than a decade specifically in Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and urban resilience on multi-country projects/ programmes focusing on rural and urban areas in South and South East Asia. His interest is in working at the intersections of infrastructural development, environment (including climate) and social-economic transitions. He has long-standing experience on capacity building and advocating policies/ practices on mainstreaming by conceptualising, assessing vulnerability and impacts, and resilience planning.
Climate adaptation and resilience;
Integrating DRR and CCA into district level disaster management plans;
Policy research and field implementation;
Advocacy and capacity building;