Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
This description of Parag Mankeekar's work was prepared when Parag Mankeekar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
In a nation where natural disasters strike often and with devastating effects, Dr. Parag Mankeekar is helping India’s children master disaster preparation and response planning. Parag’s training camps and computer games create simulations that teach children how to be effective first responders for their families and communities following a disaster. Moved to action by the Gujarat earthquake in 2001 in which thousands of children died, Parag looks forward to spreading his approach through coordination with government first responders and schools across India.
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