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HERITAGE Asia – Pacific (heritAP)

A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai

Dr. Rohit JIGYASU
Country: India
Major(s):

Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage

Institution/Organization:

ICCROM

Position/Title:

Programme Officer

Professional/Research Area(s):

Heritage Management, Disaster Risk Management, Urban Conservation, Risk Assessment, Climate Change Adaptation

Short Resume:

Rohit Jigyasu is a conservation architect and risk management professional from India, currently working at ICCROM as the Programme Officer at its office in Sharjah, UAE. Rohit served as UNESCO Chair holder professor at the Institute for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, where he was instrumental in developing and teaching International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage. He was the elected President of ICOMOS-India from 2014-2018 and president of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICORP) from 2010-2019. Rohit has been the Elected Member of the Executive Committee of ICOMOS since 2011 and is currently serving as its Vice President for the period 2017-2020. Before joining ICCROM, Rohit has been working with several national and international organizations such as UNESCO, UNISDR, Getty Conservation Institute and World Bank for consultancy, research and training on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage.