Kamal Kishore

Programme Adviser, Disaster Reduction and Recovery Team

Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, UNDP New York

United States

Kamal Kishore has been working as Programme Adviser with the Disaster Reduction and Recovery Team of UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery since July 2007. He is currently based in New York and is responsible for strengthening UNDP's portfolio on disaster risk reduction (DRR) globally and within UNDP.

Prior to 2007, Mr. Kishore was UNDP's Regional Disaster Reduction Adviser for South and South-West Asia based in New Delhi for five years.  During that period, he supported UNDP Country Offices in the region on a range of policy and institutional development issues relevant to DRR and recovery, while also advising them on the use of appropriate risk reduction tools and methodologies. Mr. Kishore also guided the formulation of post-disaster recovery frameworks in Iran (2002-2004), Sri Lanka (2005), India (2005) and Pakistan (2005), while continuously engaged with risk reduction programmes in the region.

Prior to joining UNDP, Mr. Kishore spent six years as Information Officer with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) in Bangkok, Thailand. He later became Director of Information Research and Network Support Unit and Programme Manager of Extreme Climate Events Programme (1999-2002) at ADPC. Mr. Kishore has co-authored several articles and publications on issues, ranging from seismic safety for houses in urban areas, climate forecasting applications, to post-earthquake reconstruction. He also contributed to organizational and policy development, while representing the ADPC in various regional and international fora relevant to DRM and related issues.

Before working with ADPC and UNDP, Mr Kishore applied his architectural skills at India’s Action Research Unit for Development, where he worked on post disaster reconstruction and resettlement issues across different states of India.

Mr. Kishore, an Indian national, graduated in Architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology, after which he pursued a Masters in Urban Planning, Land and Housing Development from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

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