Vikas Lakhani

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Vikas Lakhani is a doctoral researcher based at the Rachel Carson Center. His research concentrates on the memory of disasters and their role in shaping collective action, institutional response and decision making, focusing on the Machhu Dam failure (1979) and the Bhuj Earthquake (2001) in Gujarat, India. He completed his B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the M. S University of Baroda and received his M.Sc. in Disaster Management from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Since completing his M.Sc., Vikas has worked as a researcher on projects related to climate change, disasters, resilience of slum communities and post-cyclone livelihood assessment in Mumbai and West Bengal. He also worked as Sector Manager and Deputy Director with the Government of Gujarat, India. His recent research focuses on the issues and challenges of urbanization in developing countries and he developed a module for the Hiroshima University (Japan) before joining the RCC.

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