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... Read more»

The Amrita Center for Humanitarian Operations & Management under the Amrita School of Business, Amrita University 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... Read more»

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. The center also participates in the planning of various humanitarian projects undertaken by MA Math and actively monitors their projects. The center will provide an opportunity for experiential learning for students/researchers in various rural villages in India, Srilanka, Africa etc. The different concepts learned at the center will be utilized to develop and implement better operations and management solutions in those rural areas... Read more»

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. The center also participates in the planning of various humanitarian projects undertaken by MA Math and actively monitors their projects. The center will provide an opportunity for experiential learning for students/researchers in various rural villages in India, Srilanka, Africa etc. The different concepts learned at the center will be utilized to develop and implement better operations and management solutions in those rural areas... Read more»

The Center invites scholars, government officials, company executives and experts around the world to participate in collaborative knowledge creation and sharing. The knowledge building effort involves scholarly and applied research that include analysis of the experiences of affected communities, humanitarian NGOs, governments, international organizations and defense agencies that have been involved in managing disasters across the world. The center will promote interdisciplinary research for developing effective and affordable solutions... Read more»

Amrita Center for Humanitarian Operations and Management (ACHOM)
Amritapuri Campus
Amritapuri, Clappana P. O.
Kollam - 690525
KeralaIndia
Phone: +91 476 2801280
               +91 476 2804109 

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Amrita University was started by the world-renowned humanitarian leader, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma.»»

December 20, 2011
“Although we attend dozens of conferences every year, this one will be hard to forget.” Speaking...
November 25, 2011
B.Tech. students from the Amritapuri Campus proved their mettle once again, by winning US $2000 in...
March 29, 2011
An earthquake in Myanmar (Burma). The earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Floods in Australia. Could...
May 12, 2015
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June 21, 2014
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April 3, 2014
Faculty members from AmritaWNA including the Center head Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh was invited to be...

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