Assistant Professor, Shah and Anchor Kutchhi Engineering College, Mumbai, India
Dr.(Mrs) Kalpana Chaudhari is an engineer by training. She has pursued the Ph.D. in Engineering and Technology from RTM Nagpur University, India and Post Graduate Diploma in Urban and Housing Studies from Institute for Urban and Housing Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her research work includes interdisciplinary subjects on digital governance, information and communication technologies and its application for socio-economic and sustainable development and how they are empowering both, decision makers and the communities to play a proactive role in managing Ocean and Marine systems, global climate change, Disaster risk and resilience, disaster mitigation. She is Vice President of Institute for Sustainable Development and Research, ISDR, India, an organization having consultative status with United Nations Economic and Social Council, UN-ECOSOC, UN-Habitat, UN-Environment, UNFCCC, UN-CBD, UNCTAD, UN-IPBES. She is working as Assistant Professor at Shah and Anchor Kutchhi Engineering College affiliated to University of Mumbai. She has 25 years experience in academic, research and training in ICT and its applications for sustainable development. She has organized and participated in several programs on million development goals (MDGs) and sustainable development goals (SDGs). Dr. Kalpana is Member of International Development Peer Review College, The Research Council, UK (RCUK), Global Challenge Research Fund, UK. She is member of AGU Global Engagement Committee. She is Lead Author and Reviewer for the EC-DRMKC flagship report on "Science for Disaster Risk Management 2020–Acting today, Protecting tomorrow" of Disaster Risk Management knowledge Center, DG Joint Research Centre, European Commission (EC). She is member of UN-Environment-Scientific Advisory Committee on the Assessment on Marine Litter and Micro plastics, Nairobi, Kenya. She is Focal Point for Major Groups for UNFCCC. She is Development Team member of the Ocean Knowledge-Action-Network (Ocean KAN) and Knowledge-Action-Network on Extreme Events and Emergent Risks (Risk KAN) of the Future Earth.