Dr Mona Chhabra Anand

Director, Research and Knowledge Management (RKM), Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)


Trained as an Architect and development planner, Dr. Mona has been involved in policy development and practice of safe and sustainable habitat development in south Asia.  Through this process, Mona has leveraged research and knowledge based initiatives to inform policy decisions mainly within South Asia.

Prior to joining the CDRI, Dr. Anand served as the Country Programme Lead - India for Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). As part of several working groups of the Government of India, Mona has been extensively involved in strengthening institutional capacities for disaster preparedness, response and recovery that have resulted in progressive policy initiatives for safe and sustainable development. She has also worked with the UNICEF, UNDP, IIT Delhi and the civil society on developing process innovations in this direction. During the course of journey, she has written books and contributed chapters, articles and papers.