Vikrom has undertaken consultancy assignments for various multilateral and bilateral development agencies. His areas of consultancy expertise include: institutional analysis; climate adaptation science and policy; vulnerability assessments; public participation in scientific assessments; disaster risk management and design and facilitation of interlinked scientific assessments and policy processes. He has worked in over ten different countries but his focus has been on the Mekong Region: Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and the Yunnan province of China. He led the development of a Strategic Environmental Framework for the Asian Development Bank’s program for economic integration in the Mekong. He led the establishment of a collaborative research and knowledge network in the Mekong region (SUMERNET). He is amongst the lead authors of the vulnerability chapter of United Nations Environment Programs Global Environmental Outlook 2004.
After fifteen years, in 2012, he left his Research Fellow position at the Stockholm Environment Institute to setup the Centre for Science in Society (CS2) in India. CS2 conducts policy research and cultivates public discourse at the interface of science, technology and society.
He received Bachelors in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from McGill University, Canada and Masters in Regional Planning from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Vikrom describes himself as an environmental scientist and a sociologist of science and strives to deploy his ‘undisciplined’ thinking and multidisciplinary perspective to think ‘out of the box’ about complex environmental policy challenges.