Djalante, Riyanti

Academic Programme Officer

  • Riyanti Djalante

    Research Interests

    • Climate and ecosytem change
    • Disaster risk reduction
    • Global Change & Sustainable Development
    • ガバナンス


    • Ph.D., Philosophy in Human Geography, Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

    • MSc., Project Management, Department of Geography, Planning and Architecture, University Of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    • BSc. (Hons), Civil Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University Of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


    • 2014–2015 : Member of Editorial Board, The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

    Biographical Statement

    Dr. Riyanti Djalante is an Academic Programme Officer at UNU-IAS, as of July 2017. She coordinates the Research and Policy Development stream on Global Change and Resilience, which develops approaches to address climate change, build community resilience, and reduce disaster risks. Dr. Djalante’s research focuses on issues related to sustainable development, governance, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation.

    Previously, she worked as a Research Associate at the UNU Institute of Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn, Germany. She was affiliated with the Vulnerability, Resilience and Adaptive Planning (VARMAP) section.

    She is involved in various research networks and collaborations. She is an IPCC Lead Author on the Special Report on Impacts of 1.5 Degree Celsius (SR 1.5) and the UN Environment Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) 6. She previously received an Alexander von Humboldt stipend for experienced researchers. She has participated in various initiatives such as the Earth System Governance Network as an Earth System Governance Research Fellow and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) as a World Social Science Fellow on Risk Interpretation and Action. She has also been an “Enhancing scientific capacity to inspire informed action on global environmental change” (START) Fellow, an Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Fellow, and worked with the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) Research Associates.

    In Indonesia, she worked as Head of Division of the Disaster Management Department of the local government of Kendari City. She worked in local government for a total of ten years where she was involved in development planning, implementation, and evaluations–and project planning and management, from the community to the national level. She also taught as an Honorary Lecturer at Halu Oleo University, teaching on subjects of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and sustainable development. In addition, Dr. Djalante has consulted for various international organizations on issues related to sustainable development, governance, and disaster risk reduction in Indonesia.


  • Articles

    • Larson Silvia, Alexander Kim S., Djalante, Riyanti, Kirono, Dewi G.C. (2013). The added value of understanding informal social networks in an adaptive capacity assessment: Explorations in the context of urban water management system of Makassar City, Indonesia. Water Resources Management Journal 27(13), 4425-4441.
    • Djalante, Riyanti, Holley, Cameron, Thomalla, Frank and Carnegie, Michelle (2013). Pathways for Adaptive and Integrated Disaster Resilience, Natural Hazard Journal, 63(3), 2015-2135.
    • Djalante, Riyanti, (2012). Adaptive governance and resilience to disasters: roles of multi-stakeholder forums for disaster risk reduction. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science 12, 2923-2942.
    • Djalante, Riyanti and Thomalla, Frank (2012). Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Indonesia: Institutional challenges and opportunities for Integration. International Journal of Disaster
      Resilience in the Built Environment 3(2), 166-180
    • Djalante, Riyanti, Thomalla, Frank, Sinapoy, Muhammad S. and Carnegie, Michelle (2012). Building resilience to natural hazards in Indonesia: progress and challenges in implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action. Natural Hazards, 60(3), 1-25.
    • Djalante, Riyanti (2012). Reviews of Structures and Roles of Multi- Stakeholder Platforms in Disaster Risk Reduction. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 12, 2923-2942.
    • Djalante, Riyanti and Thomalla, Frank (2011). Community resilience to natural hazards and climate change impacts: A review of definitions and operational frameworks. Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management, 3(3), 339-355.
    • Djalante, Riyanti, Holley, Cameron and Thomalla, Frank (2011). Adaptive governance of social-ecological systems and its implications for managing resilience to natural hazards and climate change. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 2(4), 1-14.


    Book Chapters

    Conference Publications

    • Djalante, Riyanti, (2011). Drivers, Barriers and Opportunities for Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Indonesia: an Analysis based on the Earth System Governance Framework, in CLIMATE 2011/ KLIMA 2011 Conference, (online), 7-12 November 2011.


    • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Words Into Action: Implementation guides for the Sendai Framework (Geneva, United Nations), Available here.


    • Djalante, Riyanti (2013). Pathways for Adaptive and Integrated Disaster Resilience. PhD Thesis, Macquarie University, Australia.