Who We Are


Dr. Nibedita Ray-Bennett

Associate Professor, Risk Management, School of Business, University of Leicester, England; and Founding President and Convenor, Avoidable Deaths Network.

Dr. Hideyuki Shiroshita

Associate Professor, Graduate School and Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences, Kansai University, Japan; and Founding President, Avoidable Deaths Network.

Mr. Steve Glovinsky

Specialist, Organisational Development and Change; Founder, Peer Connect; and Advisor, Avoidable Deaths Network.

Mr. Mohammed Ali Said Ali Albadi

Chairman, YAS Center for Environment and Health, YAS Hospital, Oman; and Advisor, Avoidable Deaths Network.

Mr. Dillip Pattanaik

Executive Director, Orissa State Volunteers and Social Workers Association, Bhubaneswar, India; and Regional Coordinator for India, Avoidable Deaths Network.

Dr. Fatima Akter

Chairperson, Department of Meteorology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; and Regional Coordinator for Bangladesh, Avoidable Deaths Network.

Dr. Yazidhi Bamutaze

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda; and Regional Coordinator for Uganda, Avoidable Deaths Network.

Mr. Maqbul Bhuiyan

Executive Director, Data Management Aid, Bangladesh; and Collaborator, Avoidable Deaths Network.

Dr. Aditya Ghosh

Teaching Fellow, Environmental Geography, University of Leicester; and Science Society Interface Researcher, Avoidable Deaths Network.

Col. Sanjay Srivastava

Chairman, Climate Resilient Observing Systems Promotion Council (CROPC), India; Convenor, CROPC Lightening Resilient India Campaign, India; Member Senate and Director, Center for Disaster Management Studies, Khongnangthaba University, Imphal Manipur, India; Group Head MUSNNEAC, Stealth Broadcasting; and Disaster and Climate Risk Management Expert, Government of India.

Dr. John Atibila

Director, The Savannah Institute, Ghana.


Arkoneil Ghosh

Junior Champion Intern, Avoidable Deaths Network; and Student, Jamnabai Narsee International School, Mumbai, India.

Lauren MacLeod

Research Administrator, Avoidable Deaths Network.