Mizan Bustanul Fuady Bisri (Mizan) is a JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow at UNU-IAS. He received a PhD and MA in political science from Kobe University (Japan) as well as an MSc and BSc in urban planning from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB, Indonesia). Prior to joining UNU-IAS, he served as Disaster Monitoring and Analysis Officer at the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre). In the past he has worked for ITB, University of the Philippines, Asia Pacific Institute of Research (Japan), and served as consultant for various organizations including government agencies in Indonesia, international NGOs, and United Nations agencies (e.g. ADPC, Oxfam, GIZ, JICA, Mercy Corps, UN-ESCAP).
His research and professional interests range from disaster management, disaster education, humanitarian studies and humanitarian operations, climate change adaptation, and urban planning. As a young scholar, Dr. Bisri has published more than 15 research papers in academic journals or book chapters, most of which are available through Researchgate. Currently, he is exploring the networked politics of the science and policy nexus on disaster management and climate change adaptation in Southeast Asian countries through social network analysis, discourse network analysis, and various fundamental political science and public administration theories.
Dr. Bisri also possesses professional certification in emergency response and humanitarian operations, including Incident Command System (basic level, intermediate level, and Incident Action Planning specialization) and is also a certified member of the ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ERAT) and United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC). He is also affiliated with Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) as a young scientist fellow and, in the past, was active in the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UN-MGCY), which represents youth constituents in various UN-related processes.