Speaker's Profile

Sivapuram Prabhakar

Sivapuram Prabhakar works on issues related to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction with particular focus on risk insurance, synergies between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, mainstreaming climate change adaptation concerns into development planning and policies, loss and damage, adaptation effectiveness indicators, adaptive policies, and training needs assessment for capacity building. Earlier, as JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellow working at Kyoto University, he conducted several research projects on climate change implications for disaster risk management in South and East Asian countries.

Dr Prabhakar has more than 17 years of experience in participatory research and development with international and national research and developmental organizations such as ICRISAT, IARI, CIMMYT-RWC, UNDP, NIDM, and Kyoto University, wherein he was responsible for the conception, execution, and implementation of a variety of research and developmental projects covering natural resource management, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction. He obtained a Ph.D in Field Crop Management from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi in 2001. He has authored several peer-reviewed publications and is a contributing author to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).