2019 ProSPER.Net Young Researchers’ School

Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

Twenty-one participants from across the Asia-Pacific region took part in the 2019 ProSPER.Net Young Researchers’ School (YRS), hosted by Universitas Gadjah Mada, held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 3rd – 12th March, 2019.

The theme for this YRS, ‘Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation’, provided participants with the opportunity to engage with issues related to Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in the context of the tropics, as well as an understanding of the issues and problems related to hazards and disasters within the context of the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The location for the 10-day School – in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, situated on the ring of fire and in one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world  – enabled students to see first-hand a city and community learning to live with disasters over time. Earthquakes, floods, and disasters related to volcanoes are just some of the natural disasters faced in the region. Throughout the programme, students also benefitted from a variety of in-class components (lectures, practical exercises, individual and group assignments, presentations, and discussions).

The ProSPER.Net Secretariat would like to thank Universitas Gadjah Mada for hosting a very successful Young Researchers’ School. Read a full report of the YRS here.

(Photo and video credits: Suriadi).



Monday 4 March, 2019

8:00-9:00Opening session / Welcome remarksOrganising Committee (UGM)
Dr. Riyanti Djalante, Dr. Philip Vaughter (UNU-IAS)
Prof. Dr. rer. nat Muh Aris Marfai. M.Sc. (UGM)
Vice Rector of Research and Community Services/Director of DPKM
Dr. Dyah Rahmawati Hizbaron, M.T
09:00-10:00Lecture 1: Introduction to Sustainability Science and SDGsDr. Philip Vaughter (UNU-IAS)Presentation slides
10:30-12:00Lecture 2: Disaster Risk Reduction: Key Concepts and ProgressDr. Riyanti Djalante (UNU-IAS)
 13:00-14:30Lecture 3: Climate Change Adaptation: Theories and
Dr. Riyanti Djalante (UNU-IAS)
 14:30-15:30Lecture 4: Research Communication and an Introduction to the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)Ms. Nancy Pham (UNU-IAS)Presentation slides

3MT® Top 10 video

Tuesday 5 March, 2019

9:00-10:30Lecture 5: Hazard AnalysisDr. Danang Sri Hadmoko (UGM)Presentation slides
10:30-12:00Lecture 6: Vulnerability AnalysisDr. Dyah Rahmawati Hizbaron, M.T (UGM)Presentation slides
13:00-14:30Exercise on Hazard and Vulnerability AnalysisDr. Dyah Rahmawati Hizbaron, M.T (UGM)Presentation slides
14:30-16:00Lecture 7: Participatory GIS for Disaster ManagementDr. Nur M. Farda, M.Cs. (UGM)Presentation slides

Wednesday 6 March, 2019

9:00-10:30Lecture 8: Spatial Planning for Disaster Risk ReductionDr. Estuning Tyas Wulan Mei (UGM)Presentation slides
10:30-12:00Lecture 9: Ecosystem-Based Disaster ManagementProf. Dr. rer. nat Muh Aris Marfai. M.Sc. (UGM)
13:00-14:30Lecture 10: Best Practice: Post Disaster ResponseAshar Saputra, S.T., M.T., Ph.D. (UGM)Presentation slides
14:30-16:30Technical session on Field TripOrganising Committee (UGM)

Thursday 7 March, 2019

07:30-10:00Morning session Field Trip:
Earthquake – DRM and DRR (Imogiri, Bantul) / Dome houses, earthquake relocation area
Guided by:
Kirana Budiastari, S.H., M.Sc. (Disaster
Response Unit of UGM)
Presentation slides
11:00-13:00Afternoon session Field Trip: Visit to Parangtritis Geomaritime Science Park / demo using droneGuided by:
Kirana Budiastari, S.H., M.Sc. (Disaster
Response Unit of UGM)
Presentation slides

Friday 8 March, 2019

10:30-12:00Lecture 11: Climate Change Adaptation in Different
Dr. Hendra Yusran Siry (Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia)
13:00-14:30Lecture 12: Climate Change Adaptation in Indonesia:
Best Practice from Central Java
Desi Utami, S.P., M.Sc. (UGM)

Saturday 9 March, 2019

08:00-16:00Field Trip: Merapi and surrounding areaGuided by:
Dr. Estuning Tyas Wulan Mei (UGM)
Dr. Sandy Budi Wibowo, M.Sc (UGM)

Monday 11 March, 2019

09:00-10:30Panel: Life After PhD and Working for International OrganisationsDr. I Made Andi Arsana (UGM)
Danang Samsurizal (Regional Board on
Disaster Management, Yogyakarta
Dr. Ahmad Agus Setiawan (UGM)
Dr. Riyanti Djalante (UNU-IAS)
Presentation slides


Research Proposals

Group 1: Coastal Storms (Hurricanes and Typhoons)
Local and Indigenous Knowledge and Practices (LINK), Coastal Storms, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in the Asia-Pacific
Zela Septikasari (Universitas Gadjah Mada); Joshua John Jodoin (Kyoto University); Vu Quynh Anh Cao (University of Tokyo); Chawadee Nguanson (Prince of Songkla University); Ven Paolo Bruno Valenzuela (University of Tokyo)

Group 2: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Building Back Better in Yogyakarta: Learning from the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Efforts of Nglepen Dome Houses and Huntap Pegerjurang
Mukhamad Ngainul Malawani (Universitas Gadjah Mada); Gema Carlota Cubelos Perez (University of Tokyo); Duc Chuc Man (Chubu University); Dan Jezreel Ardaniel Orendain (United Nations University); Mohamad Fazli Sardi (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia); Diana Temirova (Kyrgyz State University); Oluseye Olalekan Oludoye (Chulalongkorn University)

Group 3: Tsunamis
A Comparative Assessment of Tsunami Evacuation Measures and Public Awareness in the Indian Ocean Region – India, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka
Siska Sasmita (Universitas Gadjah Mada); Dorothy Ashmita Biswas (TERI University); Saja Aslam Abdul Majeed (University of Peradeniya); Reza Maulana Haridhi (RMIT University)

Group 4: Urban Flooding
Building Amphibious Settlements in Kampung Baru, Jakarta
Heni Puji Astuti (Universitas Gadjah Mada); Faten Ermala Che Othman (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia); Zhu Deng (Tsinghua University); Marjan Khaleghi (Nagoya University); Sarifah Hidi Ladana (Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries)


Student Voices


Photos & videos

Photos from the 2019 ProSPER.Net YRS can be found on ProSPER.Net’s Facebook page here.

Videos from the YRS can be viewed below: