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RWTH Aachen University

Dr. Stefan Diederich

RWTH Aachen University

Dr. Stefan Diederich is responsible for the coordination of strategic India activities at RWTH Aachen University’s International Office. He holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from Heidelberg University and has spent several years as a researcher and professional in Asia.

RWTH Aachen University

stefan.diederich@zhv.rwth-aachen.de

Ms. Lisa van Aalst

RWTH Aachen University

Ms. Lisa van Aalst is a Project Coordinator in the International Office at RWTH Aachen University. She holds a Master’s degree in Development Management from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany in collaboration with the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Ms. Van Aalst has experience in project management in international (development) cooperation in South Asia.
RWTH Aachen University

lisa.vanaalst@zhv.rwth-aachen.de

AIT Bangkok

Dr. Dibesh Khadka

AIT Bangkok

Dr. Dibesh Khadka is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. He holds a doctoral degree in Water Engineering and Management from AIT. Dr. Khadka has over ten years of research and consulting experience in South Asia. His current research areas include water resources modeling, hydro-meteorological extremes, climate change impact assessment, climate risk management and climate adaptation.
AIT Bangkok

dibesh.khadka@ait.asia

IIT Madras

Mr. Danish D R

IIT Madras

Mr. Danish D R is a Project Scientist for Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre (ABCD Centre) at IIT Madras, has Completed Bachelors of Engineering in Civil Engineering with Gold medal and Masters in Technology in Coastal Management from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University Chennai with Distinction currently doing his doctorate (Ph.D) in the Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras. He has attended the United Nations (UN) first UNLEASH program for young scientists and professionals under SDG goal 6 (Clean water and sanitation) & 13 (Climate action) and have done many certifications of United Nations (UN) like System Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA) on Energy and Water, Integrating of the SDGs into the National Planning, Follow up and Review (FUR) and the Voluntary Review (VNR).
IIT Madras

civildanish@gmail.com

Dr. G. Uma

IIT Madras

Dr. G. Uma holds a doctoral degree in Mathematics from VIT University and a Post-doctorate from IIT Madras in the Department of Ocean Engineering. She has 12+ years of research and teaching experience.
IIT Madras





umasathish82@gmail.com

Technische Universität Dresden

Dr. Firas Aljanabi

Technische Universität Dresden

Dr. Firas Aljanabi is the coordinator of the Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre. He has been working for TU Dresden, Germany as a senior lecturer for many years and has broad experience in project management in the global context. In Switzerland, he was an expert and scientific officer at the United Nations and served as a department head at the Ministry of Environment in Iraq. Dr. Aljanabi acquired a Ph.D. in Climate Change and Water Resources Management (2014), an M.Sc. in Hydro Science and Engineering (2009) at TU Dresden, Germany, and a BSc in Civil Engineering (2002) from Babylon University, Iraq
TU Dresden

Firas.Aljanabi@tu-dresden.de

Dr. André Lindner

Technische Universität Dresden

Throughout his professional career, Dr. André Lindner has covered a range of fields from basic research on biodiversity, to applied and development-oriented aspects of climate change adaptation, to postgraduate education for sustainable development in environmental management, especially in developing countries. Since 2020, Dr. André Lindner has been working as Managing Director of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (comprises five faculties: Environmental Sciences, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Traffic and Transport Sciences, Business and Economics) at Technische Universität Dresden.
TU Dresden

andre.lindner@tu-dresden.de