Prof. Keiko Ikeda
Prof. of Social Geography, Faculty of Education, Shizuoka University, Japan; Co-representative, Training Center for Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction, Japan
Keiko Ikeda is Professor of Social Geography at Faculty of Education, Shizuoka University, Japan, where she concurrently serves as a faculty member for the Centre for Integrated Research and Training for Disaster Risk Management. Her main research interests concern gender-and- diversity-responsive disaster risk management, gendered construction of disaster vulnerability and resilience, and community-based disaster risk management in Japan and South Asian countries. She is currently a president of the International Society for Gender Studies, Japan. She is a co-representative of the Training Center for Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction. Standing on more than 20 years’ experience of empirical research and field practice on gender issues in disaster, she is recently devoted to gendering policies and plans for disaster risk reduction and empowering local community for building inclusive disaster risk management systems.