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Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia

Progress, Challenges, and Issues

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  • Provides a latest overview on institutions and governance for disaster risk reduction in Indonesia
  • Emphasizes the need for comprehensive, across sectors and scales, multi-actors perspectives on dealing with complexities for DRR
  • Offers a combination of scientific research and practices of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, resilience and development

Part of the book series: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

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This book is a unique, transdisciplinary summary of the state of the art of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Indonesia. It provides a comprehensive overview of disaster risk governance across all levels and multiple actors including diverse perspectives from practitioners and researchers on the challenges and progress of DRR in Indonesia. The book includes novel and emerging topics such as the role of culture, religion, psychology and the media in DRR. It is essential reading for students, researchers, and policy makers seeking to understand the nature and variety of environmental hazards and risk patterns affecting Indonesia.

Following the introduction, the book has four main parts of key discussions. Part I presents disaster risk governance from national to local level and its integration into development sectors, Part II focuses on the roles of different actors for DRR, Part III discusses emerging issues in DRR research and practice, and Part IV puts forward variety of methods and studies to measure hazards, risks and community resilience.

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Disaster Risk Governance from National to Local Level and Its Integration into Development Sectors

  2. Roles of Different Actors for DRR

Editors and Affiliations

  • United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Bonn, Germany

    Riyanti Djalante, Matthias Garschagen

  • Stockholm Environment Institute, Bangkok, Thailand

    Frank Thomalla

  • Keio University, Fujisawa, Japan

    Rajib Shaw

About the editors

Dr Riyanti Djalante is a Research Associate at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, Germany, supported by an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.

Dr Djalante’s research focuses in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA), resilience, vulnerability, and environmental governance for sustainable development.

She is involved in many scientific collaborations including as a lead author of the IPCC Special Report on global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, UNEP Global Environmental Outlook 6 and the UNISDR Words into Action guides following the Sendai Framework for DRR. 

She is involved in scientific networks including: Earth System Governance (ESG), International Social Science Council (ISSC), Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC). 

In her home country of Indonesia, she has 10 years’ experience working for Kendari City local government for development planning and Disaster Management. In addition, Dr Djalante has consulted international development agencies on issues related to governance, DRR and CCA.

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