Mr. Binod Kumar is a PhD candidate at Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (CSLG), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. His PhD work locates disaster prevention and mitigation as a subject matter of law apart from developmental planning. Just as knowledge of weather, acquaintance of existing legal framework can also save the life and property of people from disasters. In this backdrop, his research navigates the intersection of disaster, law and community resilience in India. He did MPhil at CSLG, JNU with topic entitled “Governance of Nonprofit Organizations in India”. He is Master in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Apart from that, he pursued BA LLB (5 yrs.) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. His training in different disciplines enables him to approach the research problem from multidisciplinary perspective. He has been awarded Junior Research Fellowship by University Grants Commission and has participated in several national and international conferences. He is a lifetime member of National Association of Professional Social Workers in India. His research areas include community resilience, climate change and disaster law.