Akanksha Pandey

Assistant Professor for Disaster Studies

About Akanksha Pandey

Akanksha Pandey is an Assistant Professor for Disaster Studies at Rashstriy Raksha University, Lucknow Campus. She is a disaster risk reduction enthusiast and researcher. She has worked with national and international organizations in India, Bangladesh and Thailand on the various aspects of disasters and governance issues. Her eight years of industry experience includes sectors of government, non-government and Media. She is a strong advocate of mainstreaming DRR (disaster risk reduction) in to development policies, planning and practices and has done research, presented and published papers on the issue in various journals. Her interest lies in Disaster Risk Governance, Nature Conservation, Risk Communication, Disasters and Development, Research and Capacity Building.

She holds Masters of Arts (M.A.) & Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degrees in Disaster Studies from Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies (JTSDS), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. She is also perusing Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from the same institute. She also enjoys solo travelling, literature, adventure sports, music and fact-based cinema.