Mr Kamal Kishore

Member Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India and Indian Co-Chair of CDRI’s Executive Committee


Kamal Kishore, a member of India’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Indian Co-Chair of Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)’s Executive Committee. He has worked on disaster risk reduction and recovery issues since 1992, at the local, national, regional and global levels. Prior to joining NDMA he worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for nearly 13 years in New Delhi, Geneva and New York. At the UNDP headquarters he led global advocacy campaigns to address disaster risk reduction concerns in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the post-2015 development agenda. As programme advisor, he also led the development of disaster and climate risk management related elements of the UNDP Strategic Plan (2014-17).

Mr. Kishore holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, and a master’s degree in Urban Planning, Land and Housing Development from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.