Professor, Keio University
A Japanese national of Indian origin, Rajib Shaw is a professor in Graduate School of Media and Governance in Keio University, Japan. He is the co-founder of a Delhi (India) based social entrepreneur startup Resilience Innovation Knowledge Academy (RIKA), and RIKA Institute (A non-profit wing of RIKA). He is the Co-chair of the Asia Science Technology Academic Advisory Group(ASTAAG); and CLA (Coordinating Lead Author) for the IPCC 6th Assessment Report (Asia Chapter). Prof. Shaw has published 65 books and over 450 academic papers and book chapters. He is the recipient of prestigious “Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award(PBSA)” in 2021 for his contribution in education sector. PBSA is the highest honor conferred on overseas Indians and persons of Indian origin from the President of India. He is also the recipient of United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2022 (highest UN award) for his lifetime contributions in the field of disaster risk reduction.