Areas of interest: Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage
Rohit Jigyasu is the UNESCO Chair professor at the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan where he also serves as scientific coordinator International Programme on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage. He is also the President of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICORP) and ICOMOS-India. He is also senior advisor at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) based in Bangalore, India, and visiting faculty at several institutions in India and abroad. He has served as consultant to Archaeological Survey of India, National Institute of Disaster Management, Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), UNESCO, UNISDR, UNDP, ICCROM, Aga Khan Planning and Building Services and the Getty Conservation Institute for conducting research and training on Cultural Heritage Risk Management. He has also worked on disaster risk management plans in the World Heritage sites of Khajuraho Hampi, Konarak, Red Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, Jantar Mantar and Ajanta & Ellora in India as well as City Palace Museum in Udaipur, India.