Academic Programme Officer
The United Nations University - Institute for the Advances Study of Sustainability (IAS)

Dr. Riyanti Djalante has had several positions related to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) research and policy. She is an Academic Programme Officer at UNU-IAS. She coordinates the Research and Policy Development stream on Global Change and Resilience, which conduct researches to address climate change, build community resilience, and reduce disaster risks.

She is the Lead Author of IPCC Assessment Report 6 Working Group II, IPCC Special Report on impacts of 1.5 degree warming, and the Global Environmental Outlook 6 of the UN Environment. She is the scientific editor of the Journal of Sustainability Science and Progress in Disaster Science Journal.

Her current appointments include a member of the Scientific Committee of the IRDR, research fellow of the Earth System Governance Network (ESG), Social Science Fellow of the International Council for Science (ICS). She is the UNU focal point to the UNISDR.

Previously, she worked as a Research Associate at the UNU Institute of Environment and Human Security in Germany. She also worked for the government in Indonesia accumulatively for ten years where she has been involved in disaster management and emergency preparedness, development planning and implementations. She has consulted for internationally-funded projects on issues related to governance, DRR and CCA in Indonesia.