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D. Purwar MSc (Deepshikha)

PhD Candidate

About Me

Research Interests: Humanitarian Aid, interested in Urban resilience, disaster risk reduction, critical infrastructure services, cascading effects, spatial planning.

As a researcher and professional, I gained experience working with NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority- India) while implementing a national project on Urban Disaster preparedness in major cities of north India. Further being part of the global humanitarian agency Oxfam, I  have led and managed the humanitarian responses in India, where I supported response operations, stakeholder relations, and strategic programming and partnership management. My involvement with disaster emergencies developed my interest in understanding the intricacies of the urban system and brought me to the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, to pursue higher education in urban planning such as urban poverty, infrastructure, climate change, disaster risk reduction and spatial planning. As a PhD candidate, my research aims to study the cascading effects of critical infrastructure failure due to natural hazards and test interactive learning processes on how cascading effects can be managed at the community level in Medellin City, Colombia. This work allows me to develop action research regularly so that I can stay close to the experiences and processes taking place in my fields of study.

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Sanitation
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Informal Settlement
Sanitation
Typhoon
Social Sciences
Disaster
Humanitarian Aid
Philippines
Spatial Planning

Research

Humanitarian Aid worker, interested in Urban resilience, disaster risk reduction, critical infrastructure services, cascading effects, spatial planning.

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Education

M.Sc Urban planning and management, Faculty ITC, University of Twente (2016-2018)

M.Sc Disaster Management, Jamshetji Tata School of Disaster Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (2009-2011), Mumbai, India

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC (building no. 75), room 3-160
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC  3-160
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands