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Centre for Climate Change and Disaster Management Disaster Mitigation

Centre's Mandate

The mandate of the Centre is four fold:

  • Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction strategies;
  • Community Based Disaster Management;
  • Assessing the impact of climate change on agriculture and livelihoods; and
  • Evolving climate resilient agriculture and adaptation strategies.


The key objective of the Centre is systematic observation and analysis of disasters to improve measures relating to prevention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response and recovery; mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) as a policy objective in all developmental efforts encompassing all the measures needed to achieve this policy objective and developing a culture of disaster resilience and climate change adaptation strategies.

Thrust area & scope

  • Techno-legal Regime for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
  • Mainstreaming DRR with development goals
  • Impact of Climate Change and adaptation strategies
  • Climate Change impact on natural resources
  • Climate Change adaptations to conserve ecosystem
  • Climate Change mitigation strategies


Dr. Ravindra S. Gavali

Professor & Head(i/c)

Education : M.Sc., Ph.D. (Environmental Science), JNU New Delhi
Areas of Specialisation : Natural Resource Management and Conservation, Watershed Management, Water Pollution Monitoring and Assessment, Climate Change, Geoinformatics application in Natural Resource Management.
Email : ravindrasg.nird[at]
Phone : (+91) 040-24008487
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