Emmanuel holds a PhD from Lund University, Sweden. His PhD focussed on Disaster Recovery Coordination post-tsunami in India. He completed his Master degree in Disaster Management from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India. Along with his post-doctoral research, he lectures on the Master of Disaster of Managment at KU. Also, Emmanuel is part of the personnel roster of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) as Disaster Risk Reduction expert. His most recent mission was to work with UN-Habitat in Myanmar for capacity development for disaster risk management.
His research interests include disaster risk reduction; disaster recovery; and governance.