Dr. Amod Mani Dixit

Amod Mani Dixit

Amod Mani Dixit
Executive Director, National Society for Earthquake Technology, Nepal

Lecture Topic:
Earthquake disaster risk management efforts in Nepal

Dr. Amod Mani Dixit (Nepal) is a leading earthquake disaster management professional, involved in this field for the past 20 years. A geologist by academic background, Dr. Dixit has demonstrated to the world, especially to the nations that have tremendously suffered from earthquake disasters or hold a high risk of earthquake disaster in near future that an individual desire can always make a change. He currently leads a non-governmental organization in Nepal, which in these 20 years has demonstrated that a well-managed and dedicated organization is also possible in a resource lacking place like Nepal.

Dr. Dixit was recently awarded a Doctor of Engineering degree by Ehime University of Japan in recognition of his research study in the field of earthquake disaster risk management focusing in Nepal. He has a Bachelor-cum-Master degree from the Leningrad Mining University, Russia (1973), and also has Master of Science degree from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. His work experience includes about 18 years of government service (Department of Mines and Geology, Nepal), 11 years of parallel consulting service to an engineering consulting firm, and 20 years with National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET), a non-governmental organization established by himself and his team members back in 1993.

Dr. Dixit has an authored/co-authored publication record of about 70 papers including national and international conference proceedings, books and book chapters, and renowned international journals. He and his organization NSET have not only contributed to Nepal and Nepalese community but also have made a great name in the world in the field of earthquake disaster risk management.