Dr Riyanti Djalante resume the chairpersonship of the IRDR in December 2020 and will continue until December 2021. She has been involved in the IRDR as the member of Science Committee Member since 2018 and part of the IRDR Young Scientist Program. Dr Djalante brought over 10-year professional experience related to disaster management, climate change adaptation and sustainable development. Dr Djalante is currently based in Indonesia, working as the Head of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (DMHA) Division; Assistant Director of Sustainable Development Directorate, ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Department. She joined the ASEAN Secretariat in October 2020 with one of the most important activities she has been engaged on is the adoption of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Responses (AADMER) Work Programme 2021-2025.
Dr Djalante continues to work as a visiting lecturer at the United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) in Japan while concurrently having a Visiting Associate Professorship in Keio University. She was an Academic Programme Officer at United Nations University in Japan and Germany between 2015-2020 which coordinated the research and policy development stream on Global Change and Resilience. She was the UNU focal point to the UNDRR. Her teaching and research focus on issues related to sustainable development, governance, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation. She is involved in global reporting related to the IPCC Assessment Report 6, Special Report on Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5 Degree Celsius and the UN Environment Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) 6, and the member of Working Group of the International Resource Panel (IRP) organised by UNEP. In addition, she is the editor of the Progress and Disaster Science Journal (Elsevier) and Journal of Sustainability Science (Springer).
Dr. Djalante has consulted for various international organizations (World Bank, ADB, USAID) on issues related to sustainable development, governance, and disaster risk reduction. She shortly worked for the Indonesia government involved in disaster management, development planning, implementation, and evaluations–and project planning and management, from the community to the national level. She is an Indonesian national with professional experiences spanning from Australia, South East Asia, Japan, Germany and the Netherlands.
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ORCHID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6301-8409