About Amrita Center for Humanitarian Operations and Management (ACHOM)

Humanitarian operations and disaster management have been increasingly challenging in recent years because of increased severity and frequency of natural disasters. Four most devastating natural disasters (i.e., the Asian tsunami, the Haitian earthquake, the Japanese earthquake, the Uttarakhand landslide) in the last 100 years occurred during the last decade. Despite the best efforts by several governmental and voluntary institutions, these disasters have caused significant loss of life and material resources

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The Center for Humanitarian Operations and Management (ACHOM) has collaborations with government organizations, international organizations, non governmental organizations, universities, etc.

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Apart from scholarly research, the center would serve as a think tank, advisory body, training/education center for organizations/professionals interested developing humanitarian operations capabilities.

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The Center for Humanitarian Operations and Management (ACHOM) invites scholars, government officials, company executives and experts around the world to participate in collaborative knowledge creation and sharing.

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The Amrita Center for Humanitarian Operations & Management under the Amrita School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham aims to study the organizational, managerial and behavioral issues pertaining to preparedness, response, relief, recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction to better understand the operational intricacies and build humanitarian operations body of knowledge. The objective of the center is to build on MA Math’s immense disaster and aid management experience to develop a scientific knowledge base of humanitarian operations. The key research areas are Disaster Management Framework, Comparison of Disaster Management Activites of NGOs, Government Organizations etc., Early Warning Systems for Disaster Management, De-Addiction Activity Management, Poverty Alleviation Management etc.

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The Research Cell of the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai Campus, will conduct a workshop on...
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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a major role to play in transforming our society into a knowledge society through its unique value-added education system

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Former President of India

This is not just another academy, but a very high quality,world-class institution, focusing on technology research, dealing with very concrete issues which have immediate applications

Prof.Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate

What makes Amrita students special? Western science leads to knowledge. Eastern sceince leads to understanding. Amrita has both Western and Eastern traditions in education.

Dr. Lee Hartwell
Nobel Laureate

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Amrita Center for Humanitarian Operations and Management (ACHOM)
Amritapuri Campus, Clappanna P.O.
Kollam, Kerala- 690525

+91 476 2801280
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