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Emmanuel Raju

Emmanuel Raju

Assistant professor

Member of:

  • Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research


Emmanuel's research interests include disaster risk reduction; disaster recovery; and governance. He currently works on an EU-funded project on 'Enhancing synergies for disaster prevention in the EU'. 

He also works on issues on Disasters and Memory; International frameworks on Disasters and is interested in issues of integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. He has conducted research in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Africa and Denmark. 

From 2014-2016, he was part of Changing Disasters research project at the University of Copenhagen and was on the Core organising team of the North Eurpoean Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies (NEEDS) in 2015 and 2017. 

Emmanuel holds a PhD from Lund University, Sweden. His PhD focussed on Disaster Recovery Coordination post-tsunami in India.

Emmanuel has been chosen for the Integrated Reasearch on Disaster Risk Young Scientists Programme from July 2017 onwards. 

Emmanuel is affiliated to the Copenhagen centre for disaster research- inter-institutional research center COPE linking disaster research and education (Master of Disaster Management). 

Editorial Experience

Member- Editorial Board- Journal of International Humanitarian Action 

Member- Editorial Board for Asia In Focus (a journal for young scholars) from 2014-2017. 

Reviewer- Disasters; Disaster Prevention and Management; Asia in Focus; Culture Inbound; International Journal of Disaster Risk Science; Jamba- Journal of Disaster Risk Studies


Emmanuel currently leads 3 core courses  and one elective on the Master of Disaster Management at the University of Copenhagen. 


Introduction to Disaster Risk Management: From Theory to Practice

Preparedness and Response to Humanitarian Crises

Disaster Recovery Planning and Development

Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Methods (Field work course in Sri Lanka). 

Emmanuel has been teaching in many countries (Sweden, Denmark, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Ghana). 


 Emmanuel is part of the personnel roster of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) as Disaster Risk Reduction expert and was deployed to Myanmar in 2014-2015. Recently he worked as a DRR expert in Karlstad in Sweden in July 2017. 

Further, Emmanuel is also part of the UNISDR working group on Governance. 


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