Rohit Jigyasu

Rohit Jigyasu is a conservation architect and risk management professional from India, currently working at ICCROM; an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the protection of cultural heritage as Project Manager on Urban Heritage, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management.

From 2010 to 2018, Rohit served as a UNESCO Chairholder professor at the Institute for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, where he was instrumental in developing and teaching an International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage.

He was the elected President of ICOMOS-India from 2014-2018, president of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICORP) from 2010-2019, served as the Elected Member of the Board of ICOMOS from 2011 to 2017, and Vice President for the period 2017-2020. Rohit worked with several national and international organizations for consultancy, research, and training on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage.

He contributed to several national and international conferences and meetings in India and abroad and has several publications to his credit.