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Prof. (Dr.) Amita Singh


Prof. (Dr.) Amita Singh is currently President of NDRG, an Asia Pacific Disaster Research Group and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi. She is former Professor of Law and Governance at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at JNU where she taught for twenty years. She has also been Founder Chairperson of the Special Centre for Disaster Research and Member Secretary of Institutional Ethics Review Board at JNU. The Asia-Pacific Governance Network called NAPSIPAG is being led by her for many years as its Secretary General. Currently she is member of the International Network for Disaster Studies.

Her research collaborations on governance and administrative reforms have been with the Department of Administrative Reforms (DARPG), Global Innovators Network, at the Kennedy School, Harvard University (2008-10), IT for Women Initiative at Maryland UniversityBaltimore (2004-2006), and several prime universities of Australia and South Asia. She has twice (in 2006-07 & in 2016) been awarded the Australia-India Council and Australian Government-Monash Fellowship.Recently in 2017-18 she was also a Visiting Professor at the American University at Washington DC. During this time, she closely collaborated with the Crisis Research Centre at KSG, Harvard University.She is also a member of the Jury and Advisory Board of UNESCO-Netexplo International University at Paris. Her list of national and international PhD students is 51.

She has authored and edited many books (14) and several national and international research papers (approx. 60). She is the ‘Series Editor’ of Palgrave-Macmillan ‘Global South Series on Disaster Management’ with five books in a row. Currently she is the Chief Editor of Springer International Handbook on Disaster Research.