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Dr. Rohit Jigyasu



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Rohit Jigyasu is a conservation architect and risk management professional from India, currently working as UNESCO Chair holder professor at the Institute for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan and Senior Advisor at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) and the Trustee of the Indian Historic Cities Network Foundation (IHCN-F). He is the elected President of ICOMOS-India since 2014 and ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICORP) since 2010. Rohit is also currently serving as the Elected Member of the Executive Committee of ICOMOS since 2011.


After undertaking his post-graduate degree in Architectural Conservation from School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, Rohit has obtained his doctoral degree from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. His multidisciplinary research focussed on the role of traditional knowledge in disaster mitigation in the context of South Asian region.


Rohit has been working with several national and international organizations such as Archaeological Survey of India, Indian National Institute of Disaster Management, UNESCO, ICCROM, World Bank and Getty Conservation Institute for consultancy, research and training on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage.


Rohit has been teaching as the visiting faculty at several national and international academic institutions in India and abroad. He is on editorial board of some well reputed journals such as Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, and Disaster Prevention and Management. He has contributed to several international publications.