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Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia

Progress, Challenges, and Issues

  • Riyanti Djalante
  • Matthias Garschagen
  • Frank Thomalla
  • Rajib Shaw

Part of the Disaster Risk Reduction book series (DRR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlviii
  2. Riyanti Djalante, Matthias Garschagen, Frank Thomalla, Rajib Shaw
    Pages 1-17
  3. Disaster Risk Governance from National to Local Level and Its Integration into Development Sectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Esti Anantasari, Michele Daly, Phil Glassey, Emily Grace, Maureen Coomer, Richard Woods
      Pages 127-155
    3. Nurmalahayati Nurdin, Irina Rafliana, Sri Hidayati, Rina Suryani Oktari, Riyanti Djalante
      Pages 213-234
    4. Nurrohman Wijaya, Mizan Bustanul Fuady Bisri, Adiwan Fahlan Aritenang, Aria Mariany
      Pages 235-252
  4. Roles of Different Actors for DRR

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Thomas Neise, Javier Revilla Diez, Matthias Garschagen, Riyanti Djalante, Kurnia Novianti, Choerunisa Noor Syahid
      Pages 281-305
    3. Michelle Villeneuve, Alex Robinson, Pradytia Putri Pertiwi, Sarina Kilham, Gwynnyth Llewellyn
      Pages 335-356
    4. Karen E. McNamara, Rachel Clissold, Jasmine Pearson, Danielle McLeod-Robertson, Amy Ward, Lacey Allgood
      Pages 395-410

About this book


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.


urban reconstruction disaster risk reduction resilience climate change adaptation natural hazards in Indonesia governance and disaster risk reduction disaster vulnerability

Editors and affiliations

  • Riyanti Djalante
    • 1
  • Matthias Garschagen
    • 2
  • Frank Thomalla
    • 3
  • Rajib Shaw
    • 4
  1. 1.United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)BonnGermany
  2. 2.United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)BonnGermany
  3. 3.Stockholm Environment InstituteBangkokThailand
  4. 4.Keio UniversityFujisawaJapan

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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