Aromar Revi is Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) India’s prospective independent national University for Research & Innovation addressing its challenges of urbanisation. He is a member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), co-chair of its Urban thematic group, where he leads a global campaign for an urban Sustainable Development Goal; and a Fellow of the India China Institute at the New School University.
Aromar is a global expert on Sustainable Urban development, and has helped mobilise a successful international campaign for an urban Sustainable Development Goal as part of the UN’s post-2015 development agenda, which brought major global urban institutions (UN Habitat, UCLG, C-40, ICLEI, Metropolis, WUC, SDI and WEIGO) and over 200 cities and organisations together. He is one of South Asia’s leading experts on global environmental change & Climate adaptation and mitigation; a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Assessment Report 5 on Urban Areas and co-PI of a 5-year international multi-million dollar Climate Adaptation research programme that spans India and Africa.
He is one of South Asia’s most experienced risk and disaster management professionals having led teams to plan & execute rehabilitation programmes for 10 major earthquake, cyclone and flood events affecting over 5 million people and is on the Advisory Board of UNISDR (the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction)'s Scientific & Technical Advisory Group & its biennial Global Assessment of Risk.
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