Dr. Jonatan A. Lassa

Country of current residence

Australia

Current position

Senior Lecturer

Current institute employer

Charles Darwin University

Since

2016

Website current institute

www.cdu.edu.au/studyemergency

Office address

Casuarina Campus, CDU, Darwin, NT, Australia

Office phone

+61889466756

Previous positions

2014-2016: Research Fellow (Lead Coordinator) on Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security at Center for Non-Traditional Security, RSIS, NTU Singapore Since 2012: Senior Advisor Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change (IRGCS) 2011-2012: Willis Re Research Fellow at ICRM NTU Singapore 2011, Indonesia(Post-doctoral) Research Fellow, Ash Centre, Harvard Kennedy School 2007-2010, PhD Researcher at UNU-EHS, Bonn, Germany

Other activities

External reviewer

UK Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC UK 2019);  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2019); Gadjah Mada University FISIP Research Grant (2019); IFRC-SEA disaster governance (2018); GEO-6 – United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) (2018); Earth Observatory of Singapore (2017) ; KNAW Reviewer 2016 (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences); DANIDA Research Fellowship (2015) AIPI (Indonesian Academy of Science 2016);

 

Reviewers of world journals: Asian Development Review (MITPress); African Journal of Disaster Studies – JAMBA;  Disaster [Blackwell]; Climate and Development (Francis and Taylor); Disaster Prevention and Management Journal [Emerald]; Environmental Hazard [Francis and Taylor]; IEEE Intelligent Systems [IEEE Xplore]; International Social Work [Sage];  IDRiM (Integrated Disaster Risk Management) Journal;  International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier); International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (Francis and Taylor); Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences [Copernicus]; Oxford University Press (OUP); Pacific Affairs (Canada);  Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change; World Development.

Conference review: Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management;  Davos Disaster Reduction Conference; Community based disaster risk reduction conference 

Media Experience: Media Interviews: International New York Times, Blomberg, Channel News Asia, Reuters, Brunei Times, Kompas, Jakarta Post, Today, Strait Times, etc.

Current affiliation

Humanitarian, emergency and disaster management studies, Charles Darwin University, Australia;

Center for Traditional Security Studies at S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University [Adjunct Fellow];

Earth System Governance [Research Fellow] [Since 2011]

Senior Advisor (pro-bono) at Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change [Since 2012];

Senior Advisor (pro-bono) at Indonesia Resilience Initiative [Since 2013

Awards

British Chevening Award - 2004/2005

German Academic Exchange (DAAD) PhD Scholarship 2007-2010

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School 2011

Willis Re Research Fellowship, ICRM, Nanyang Technological Univeresity Singapore 2012

Best Paper Award 2017 - Maritime Policy and Management Journal

 

Professional memberships

Global Civil Society Network on DRR (GNDR;)Member of International Network for Social Network Analysis (www.insna.org) Since 2010 The Global Task Force on Building Codes (GTFBC) www.UNESCO‐ipred.org/gtfbc/ Earth System Governance Research Fellow (http://www.earthsystemgovernance.org/)2009 The International Institute for Asian Studies

Skills

Exploratory social network analysis such as Pajek and Gephi software for social network;Quantitative software such as SPSS 18, Excel ; Computational qualitative research methods (Atlast.ti) etc. > 15 years experience in participatory rural appraisals; participatory vulnerability, hazards and risk assessment.

My contribution to the global disaster studies include: disaster governance and complex network theory application in disaster field. My PhD has been one of the first systematic studies on disaster governance, looking at institutions and governance practice in disaster reduction in >60 countries around the world. [See my PhD Thesis] This allowed me to master in the following field: disaster policy analysis, risk governance, institutional and governance dimension of disaster mitigation and management. I contributed to define disaster governance in a Disaster Relief encyclopedia in 2010.

I have been developing research and teaching skills in the following fields:

At CDU: Leadership in Humanitarian Crisis and Disaster Management; Social-cultural Dimension of Disaster Risk; Reflective Case Study in Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Emergency; Community-based disaster risk management

Past: ASEAN Food system under climate change (Thailand, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Singapore etc.); Social network theory and analysis, climate change adaptation, marine cargo risk management, multi-hazard early warning system, interdisciplinary research of disaster risk, climate risk and climate change adaptation and hazard research, vulnerability assessment, etc.

Profession

Social Scientist

Specialisation

disaster governance and complex network theory application in disaster field; social network theory and analysis, climate change adaptation, marine cargo risk management, multi-hazard early warning system, interdisciplinary research of disaster risk, climate risk and climate change adaptation and hazard research, vulnerability assessment, humanitarian cash transfers, etc.

Degrees / expertise

Research Fellowship (Indonesian Postdoctoral Fellow), Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA. (2011). PhD (Dr. Ing) Institute for Geodesy and Geoinformation, Landwirtschaftlichen Fakultat, University of Bonn, Germany PhD School on Global Governance, Regionalism & The role of the EU. Garnet PhD School venued at the Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB. Doctoral Training and Courses: Development Studies. Interdisciplinary Courses: Boundary Concepts on Values and Valuations, Risks and Vulnerabilities and Models and Modeling With System Approach Exercises. Disciplinary Courses: A Social Science Perspective on Development: Development Theory, Practice and Research Methods. ZEFa Courses. MSc in Environment and International Development, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia Norwich, United Kingdom. B.Eng (ST) Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Widya Mandira Catholic University, Kupang, Indonesia. Other Academic and Professional Training/Education: End-to-End and People Centered Early Warning Systems, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC 2008 venue at AIT Bangkok, Thailand) PhD Block Course on “The Roles of Vulnerability to Disaster Risk Management.” Mar 2008. United Nation University Institute of Environment and Human Security (EHS-UNU) Bonn, Germany Summer Course on International Humanitarian Law. Magdalene College, Cambridge, July 2006. Funded by the BRC and travel grants from Hivos. Disaster Risk Management Course Oct. 2002 Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand.

Professional experience

International Network on Social Network Analysis; Earth System Governance Research Fellow; Member of Society for Risk Analysis; Gender and Disaster Network; etc. I have 11 years in professional experience in the field of: cargo exposure analysis to natural hazards, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, alternative energy, sustainable livelihood, rural technology and construction sector.

2020

Budhathoki, N. K., Paton, D., Lassa, J., Bhatta, G. D. & Zander, K.  2020.  Heat, cold, and floods: exploring farmers’ motivations to adapt to extreme weather events in the Terai region of Nepal.  Natural Hazards, 103   : 3213–3237   . Further Information
Budhathoki, N., Paton, D. Lassa, JA., Zander, KK..  2020.  Assessing farmers’ preparedness to cope with the impacts of multiple climate change-related hazards in the Terai lowlands of Nepal.  International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101656   .
Djalante, R., Lassa, J., Setiamarga, D. & Rafliana, I. et. al..  2020.  Review and analysis of current responses to COVID-19 in Indonesia: Period of January to March 2020.  Progress in Disaster Science, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdisas.2020.100091.   . (Open Access)  
Escarcha, J. Lassa, JA., Palacpac, EP., Zander, KK.  2020.  Livelihoods transformation and climate change adaptation: the case of smallholder water buffalo farmers in the Philippines.  Environmental Development, doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2019.100468   . Further Information
Lassa, J. & Booth, M.  2020.  Are populist leaders a liability during COVID-19?.  The Conversation, . Further Information
Paunga, F. & Lassa, J..  2020.  Setting an Agenda for Entrepreneurial Governments: A Global Baseline Assessment of Disaster Risk Reduction Investment.  International Journal of Disaster Management, 3(1)   : 36-52   . Further Information
Stephens, J. and Lassa, J.  2020.  Sexual and reproductive health during disasters: A scoping review of the evidence.  International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 50   : 101733   . Further Information

2019

Budhathoki, NK., Lassa, JA., Pun, S., Zander, KK..  2019.  Farmers’ interest and willingness-to-pay for index-based crop insurance in the lowlands of Nepal.  Land Use Policy, 85   : 1-10   . Further Information
Lassa, J., Surjan, A., Cabalero-Anthony, M. and Fisher, R.  2019.  Measuring political will: An index of commitment to disaster risk reduction.  International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction., 34   : 64-74   . Further Information
Lassa, J., Teng, P., Cabalero-Anthony, M. and Shrestha, M..  2019.  Revisiting Emergency Food Reserve Policies and Practices under Disasters and Extreme Climate Event.  International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 10   : 1-13   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Lassa, JA.  2019.  Negotiating Institutional Pathways for Sustaining Climate Change Resilience and Risk Governance in Indonesia.  Climate, 7(8), 95; https://doi.org/10.3390/cli7080095   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Trias, AP., Lassa, JA., Surjan, A..  2019.  Connecting the actors, discovering the ties: Exploring disaster risk governance network in Asia and Pacific.  International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 33   : 217-228   . Further Information

2018

Escarcha, J., Lassa, JA., and Zander, K..  2018.  Livestock under climate change: a systematic review on impacts and adaptation.  Climate, 6(3)   : 54   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Escarcha, J., Lassa, JA., Palacpac, E., and Zander, K..  2018.  Understanding climate change impacts on water buffalo production through farmers’ perception.  Climate Risk Management, 20   : 50-63   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Lassa, J., Boli, Y., Ofong, A., Fanggidae, S. Nakmofa, Y..  2018.  Twenty years of community-based disaster risk reduction experience from a dryland village in Indonesia.  Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 10(1)   : a502   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Lassa, JA..  2018.  Non Government Organizations in Disaster Risk Reduction.  Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science . Oxford University Press.   (Open Acess)  Further Information
Nugraha, E. and Lassa, JA..  2018.  Towards endogenous disasters and climate adaptation policy making in Indonesia.  Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 27(2)   : 228-242   . Further Information
Suni, Y. & Lassa, J.  2018.  Linking food security, carbon management and climate risk reduction in Eastern Indonesia.  In: Douglas, P. & Saut, S. (eds.): Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia: Environmental, Social and Cultural Aspects.. Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd.  

2017

Fisher, R and Lassa J.  2017.  Interactive, open source, travel time scenario modelling: tools to facilitate participation in health service access analysis.  International Journal of Health Geographics [In Press], 16(13)   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Lam, SLJ. and Lassa, J.  2017.  Risk Assessment Framework for Exposure of Cargo and Ports to Natural Hazards and Climate Extremes.  Maritime Policy & Management, Vol 44, DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2016.1245877   : 1-15   . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2017.  Understanding gaps and opportunities in ASEAN humanitarian systems.  In: Cook, ADB (eds.): HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT – IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ASIA-PACIFIC. NTS RSIS NTU Singapore.   4-11.  (Open Acess)  Download [PDF | 5.43MB]
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Lassa, J and Sembiring, M.  2017.  Towards Policy Integration of Disaster Risk, Climate Adaptation, and Development in ASEAN: A Baseline Assessment. NTS Insight, No. IN17-01 (Singapore: RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies.  Further Information
Lassa, J. and Lai, A.  2017.  Microfinance in Water and Sanitation Services - Identifying best practices.  In: Julien Chaisse (eds.): Charting the Water Regulatory Future Global challenges in water and sanitation. Edward Elgar.   Further Information
Taylor J. and Lassa, J.  2017.  Learning from climate change vulnerability assessments in Indonesian cities.  In: Archer, D. Colenbrander, D. and Dodman, D (eds.): Responding to Climate Change in Asian Cities: Governance for a more resilient urban future. Routledge.   Further Information
Teng, P., Lassa, J., Caballero-Anthony, M.  2017.  Climate change and fish availability.  COSMOS, the Journal of the Singapore National Academy of Science, 12(1):1-15 doi: 10.1142/S0219607716500026   . Further Information

2016

2016.  The Future of Rice Security Under Climate Change NTS Report No. 4 | July 2016 [Policy Paper].  Download [PDF | 2.24MB]
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Lassa, J.  2016.  The West Sumatra Earthquakes: Not Learning Our Lessons? [RSIS Commentaries #CO16066].  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2016.  Short reflection on the Playing Between Elephants’ and Post Disaster ‘Reconstruction League’: When uncertainty becomes norms and steady negotiation is the rule of the game.  Download [PDF]
Lassa, J.  2016.  Understanding gaps and opportunities in ASEAN humanitarian systems: A critical reflection as ASEAN ‘citizen’ [A draft for AHA Center - RSIS Policy Discussion on World Humanitarian Summit – Implications for the Asia-Pacific] [Le Meridien, Jakarta 14th.  Download [PDF]
Lassa, J.  2016.  Is There Such a Thing as a “Natural” Disaster? [RSIS Commentary #CO16279].  Further Information
Lassa, J. and Li, DE.  2016.  Understanding Social Exclusion in Indonesia. A systematic analysis of Program Peduli’s Theory of Change documents [Work in Progress].  Further Information
Lassa, J., Caballero-Anthony, M., Teng, P. and Shrestha, M.  2016.  Revisiting Food Reserve Policies and Practices: Recent Observation from Asian Countries.AARES2016: 60TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS SOCIETY.  Revisiting Food Reserve Policies and Practices: Recent Observation from Asian Countries Further Information
Lassa, J., Lai, A. and Goh, T.  2016.  Climate extremes: an observation and projection of its impacts on food production in ASEAN.  Natural Hazard, 10.1007/s11069-015-2081-3 [in press]   . Further Information
Lassa, J., Nugraha, E. and Surjan A.  2016.  Exogenous and Endogenous Drivers in Climate Change Adaptation Policy Making in Developing Countries. 6th Building Resilience Conference, Auckland, Sept 2016. Paper #196.. 
Mely Caballero-Anthony, Jonatan A. Lassa.  2016.  El Nino: Coping with the New Normal [RSIS Commentaries].  Further Information
Mely Caballero-Anthony, Paul Teng, Jonatan Anderias Lassa, Tamara Nair, Maxim Shrestha.  2016.  Public Stockpiling of Rice in Asia Pacific.  NTS Report , 3   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Teng, P. and Lassa, J.  2016.  Food Security (as non-traditional security).  In: Mely Caballero-Anthony (eds.): .   An Introduction to Non-Traditional Security Studies - A Transnational Approach.  Further Information

2015

Caballero-Anthony, M., Teng, P., Goh, T. and Lassa, JA.  2015.  Impact of Climate Change on Food Production: Options for Importing Countries.  Download [PDF | 748.89KB]
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Caballero-Anthony, M., Teng, P., Goh, T., Shrestha, M., Lassa, J.  2015.  Framing the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Post 2015: Linking Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security in ASEAN. ERIA Discussion Paper 2015-74.  Further Information
Caballero-Anthony, M., Teng, P., Shrestha, M., Nair, T. and Lassa, JA.  2015.  Public Stockpiling and Food Security.  Download [PDF | 631.28KB]
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Hengky Susanto, J. Lassa, B. Liu, and B. G. Kim.  2015.  Targeted Emergency Network Services Deployment Algorithm for Disaster Relief Agencies. IEEE ICC 2015 - Mobile and Wireless Networking Symposium ('ICC'15 (03) MWN') London, UK - forthcoming in the Proceedings of IEEE ICC 2015. 
Lassa, J.  2015.  Post Disaster Governance, Complexity and Network Theory: Evidence from Aceh, Indonesia After the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004.  PLoS Current - Disasters, 2015 Jul 1 . Edition 1. doi: 10.1371/4f7972ecec1b6.   . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2015.  Indonesia’s Haze and Disaster Governance Deficit. RSIS Commentaries CO15208.  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2015.  Cities in darkness: Searching for new hope [Op-Ed].  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2015.  Bencana Nasional Asap [National haze disaster] [Op-Ed].  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2015.  Toward Sustainably Clear Skies in Southeast Asia. Thinking ASEAN, Issue 5 November 2015.  Download [PDF | 5.59MB]
Lassa, J, and Lai, A.  2015.  Microfinance in Water and Sanitation Services: Identifying best practices. Conference Paper - Managing the Globalization of Sanitation Water Services: ‘Blue Gold’ Regulatory and Economic challenges Hong Kong 23-24 March, 2015 Chinese University of Hong Ko. 
Lassa, J. and Li, Dominggus Elcid.  2015.  NGO Networks and the Future of NGO Sustainability in Indonesia. NSSC Research Series #4.  Further Information
Lassa, J. and Nugraha, E..  2015.  From shared learning to shared action in building resilience in the city of Bandar Lampung, Indonesia.  Environment and Urbanization, 27 (1)   : 161-180   .
Paul Teng, Mely Caballero-Anthony, Jonatan Lassa, Tamara Nair.  2015.  Towards Asia 2025: policy and technology imperatives. Summary of the main findings of the second international conference on Asian food security held in Singapore on 21–22 August 2014.  Food Security, 7(1):159-165   . Further Information
Taylor, J and Lassa, J.  2015.  How can Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments best impact policy and planning?: Lessons from Indonesia.  IIED Asian Cities Climate Resilience Working Paper Series , No 22/2015   : 33   . Further Information

2014

2014.  Disaster Risk Governance: Strengthening Collaboration with Non-State Actors. CO14065 |.  Further Information
Goh Tian and Lassa, J.  2014.  Putting A Price on Carbon: From Lima to Paris 2015.  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2014.  Volcanos test Indonesia’s disaster management.  East Asia Forum, 14 March 2014   . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2014.  Climate adaptation creates conflicts [Op-Ed].  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2014.  Irrigation infrastructure prone to climate change, catastrophes [Op-Ed].  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2014.  Quick response to volcanic activity [Op-Ed].  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2014.  Disaster Management in ASEAN: An Overview. ASEAN Insight 07/2014, Unversity of Indonesia. 
Lassa, J.  2014.  Introduction: Asian food security under +2 to +4 C climate change. RSIS Special Report on Climate change impact on food security in Southeast Asia..  Download [PDF | 816.41KB]
Lassa, J and Nugraha, E.  2014.  Building Resilience to Climate Change in the City of Bandar Lampung, Indonesia.  In: Mohamad Fahmi, Arief A. Yusuf, Muhamad Purnagunawan, Budy P. Resosudarmo (eds.): Government and Communities: Sharing Indonesia’s Common Goals (Chapter 10). UNPAD-Press [ISBN 978-602-9238-66-2].   Further Information
Lassa, J and Shrestha, M.  2014.  Food Sovereignty Discourse in Southeast Asia: Helpful or Disruptive?.  Further Information
Lassa, J and Tian, G.  2014.  Agriculture and fisheries after the tsunami [Op-Ed].  Further Information
Lassa, J..  2014.  A Post-Disaster Monitoring Study Of Education In Emergencies Following the DKI Jakarta Flood 2013. Research Report. 
Lassa, J. Djalante, R., Turner-Walker, S., Schumacher, J. Berenter, J. and Keller, M.  2014.  Assessing Climate Change Adaptation in Indonesia: A Review of Climate Vulnerability Assessmen.  Further Information
Lassa, J., Elcid Li, D., Rohi, R., Sagala, S., Boli-Sura, Y..  2014.  The Roles of Civil Society in Governing Disaster Reduction in Indonesia..  In: Mohamad Fahmi, Arief A. Yusuf, Muhamad Purnagunawan, Budy P. Resosudarmo (eds.): Government and Communities: Sharing Indonesia’s Common Goals (Chapter 5). UNPAD-Press [ISBN 978-602-9238-66-2].   Further Information
Lassa, JA.  2014.  The Rise of Food Sovereignty in Southeast Asia.  Further Information
Yulius, S. and Lassa, J.  2014.  Linking food security, climate adaptation and carbon management: a case study from Indonesia." Working Paper 11, Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change (IRGSC). 

2013

D Elcid Li, Jonatan Lassa, John Talan et. al..  2013.  Future of Latrines and the Future of Civilization: Understanding Cultural Barriers and Opportunities in West Timor [An anthropological Survey of Sanitation in West Timor, Indonesia] Working  Paper No 7 IRGSC. 
Lassa, J.  2013.  Sticks and carrots in urban waste management in Indonesia [Op-Ed].  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2013.  Governing the risk of haze and ASEAN diplomacy [Op-Ed].  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2013.  Disaster Policy Change in Indonesia 1930-2010: From Government to Governance? August 2013.  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, . Download [PDF]
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Lassa, J., Sagala S and Suryadini A.  2013.  Conceptualizing an established network of a community based flood early warning system: Case of Cawang, East Jakarta, Jakarta [co-author with Sagala S and Suryadini A. Working Paper 3. IRGSC. 
Sagala, S., Lassa, J. and Hudaya, D.  2013.  The evolution of risk in Greater Jakarta. Working Paper # 2. IRGSC. 

2012

Lassa, J.  2012.  ‘Emerging ‘Agricultural In volution’ in Indonesia: Impact of Natural Hazards and Climate Extremes on Agricultura l Crops and Food System’, in Sawada, Y. and S. Oum (eds.), Economic and Welfare Impacts of Di sasters in East Asia and Policy Responses..  Jakarta: ERIA , : pp.601-640   . Further Information

2011

Ben Wisner, George Kent, Jean Carmalt, Brian Cook, JC Gaillard, Allan Lavell, Marcus Oxley,Terry Gibson, Ilan Kelman, Dewald van Niekerk, Jonatan Lassa, Zen Delica.  2011.  Political will for disaster reduction: what incentives build it, and why is it so hard to achieve?.  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2011.  Institutional Vulnerability and the Governance of Disaster Risk Reduction: Macro, Meso and Micro Analysis.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2011.  “Disaster Governance”.  In: K. Bradley Penuel and Mathew Statler (eds.): SAGE Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief. Thousand Oaks CA: SAGE Publication (Forthcoming).  
Lassa, J.  2011.  Strategic Group Formation for Carbon Governance in Indonesia after the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004.  International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. DOI.10.3974/j.issn.2095-0055.2010.02.004,   . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2011.  “Risk Governance”.  In: K. Bradley Penuel and Mathew Statler Ed. (eds.): Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief. Thousand Oaks CA: SAGE Publication (Forthcoming).  
Lassa, J.  2011.  Children and youths as climate guardians [Op-Ed].  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2011.  Japans resilience to tsunamis and the lessons for Japan and the world: an early observation.  Download [PDF]
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Lassa, J.  2011.  Disaster risk science for disaster risk reduction [Op-Ed].  . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2011.  Post disaster governance of Aceh 2005-2007: What complexity and network theory can offer?.  Aiwest-DR Conference Paper , .
Lassa, J.  2011.  Institutional Vulnerability and Governance of Disaster Risk Reduction: Macro, Meso and Micro Scale Assessment.  Doctoral thesis at  Landwirtschaftliche Fakultät - University of Bonn   Further Information
Lassa, J.  2011.  Can Indonesia Incrementally Reduce its Disaster Risks?.  Download [PDF | 1.01MB]
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Lassa, J.  2011.  'Get ready for major disasters' [Op-Ed].  Further Information

2010

Haynes, K., Lassa, J., and Towers, B..  2010.  Child centred disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: roles of gender and culture in Indonesia.  IDS. Sussex . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2010.  Polycentric Governance of Disaster Risk Reduction: An Introduction to a New Analytical Framework.  IDRC Conference Davos Book of Abstract, Extended Abstract   : 4   .
Lassa, J.  2010.  Early warning systems and politics of fear [Op-Ed].  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2010.  A History of Community Based Management in Indonesia (Sebuah Sejarah Pengetahuan PRBBK di Indonesia). A Draft for Bulletin Kawasan Bappenas Edisi 25 Th. 2010. (Work in progress - forthcoming).  Download [PDF | 538.03KB]
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2009

Lassa.  2009.  Feeling Better, Doing Worse?.  The Jakarta Post, . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2009.  Understanding Food and Nutrition Policy in Indonesia: Case of East Nusa Tenggara Province 1958-2008 (Memahami Kebijakan Pangan dan Nutrisi Indonesia: Studi Kasus Nusa Tenggara Timur 1958-2008).  Journal of NTT Studies, Vol 1 (1)   : 28-45   . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2009.  Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation: Shared Problems, Different Worlds? Integrated Disaster Risk Management Society (IDRiM), Annual Conference of IASSA and DPRI Forum Oct 2009, Kyoto University, Japan.  Further Information
Lassa, J.  2009.  Disaster risk reduction and sustainable livelihood (Preface).  Download [PDF | 292.97KB]
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Lassa, J. [Ed].  2009.  The Roles of Community Based Approach for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Indonesia, Conference Proceeding 5th National Conference Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction, Makassar, 5-8 Oct 2009. ISSN: 2086-1443.  MPBI . Jakarta. Download [PDF | 1.54MB]
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Lassa, J. Ed.  2009.  The DNA Code of Risk Has TWO Intertwined Strands: Why Vulnerability Matters A Civil Society Response to the Draft Guidelines for Disaster Risk Assessment in Indonesia.  Download [PDF | 161.70KB]
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Lassa, J., Bata, D. P., Kleden, T.  2009.  50 Years Journey of Food Policy in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia (50 Tahun Ziarah Pangan NTT).  PT Timor Media Grafika (ISBN 9789791709712). Indonesia. Further Information
Lassa, J., Paripurno, E. T., Pristianto, J., Magatani, A., Purwanti, H., and Pujiono, P..  2009.  Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (Pengurangan Risiko Bencana Berbasis Komunitas).  Grasindo . Jakarta.
Nakmofa, Y. and Lassa, J.  2009.  Community Based Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Towards Sustainable Livelihood: Ten Years Experiences From PMPB Kupang.  Journal of NTT Studies, Vol 1/2   : 136-146   . Further Information

2008

2008.  A Brief Report on Vernacular Disaster Risk Management in Indonesia.  Download [DOC]
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Lassa, J.  2008.  Measuring Sustainability of Tsunami Early Warning Systems: An Interdisciplinary Research Agenda.  International Journal of GeoRISK - Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems. , 2 (4)   : 185 - 192   . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2008.  Warning system is about people.  The Jakarta Post, . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2008.  When Heaven (barely) Meets the Earth: Towards Convergency in Tsunami Early Warning Systems..  Paper Accepted & Presented at the ISSM Conference (13-15 May 2008), Delft, Netherlands. Download [PDF | 284.21KB]
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Lassa, J.  2008.  Governance for the Sustainability of Hazard Early Warning System. An Interdisciplinary Approach (Poster).  Poster Presentation at GITEWS Annual Conference Meeting on 29-30 April 2008 at GFZ, Potsdam, Germany. Download [PDF | 140.34KB]
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Lassa, J.  2008.  The Rise of Risk - Where Is the Resilience?.  Draft paper for discussion. Drafted for Oxfam GB & Partners, Jogjakarta, 28-30 July 2008. MiD Term Review PRIME Projects. Download [PDF | 625.75KB]
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Lassa, J.  2008.  Sustainability and Governance of Tsunami Early Warning System: Bureaucracy and System Theory Approach.  Download [PDF | 356.70KB]
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2007

Lassa, J.  2007.  Excuses, inaction only add to global warming burden.  Jakarta Post , 02/10-2007   . Further Information
Lassa, J. and Agus, S. A.  2007.  "Community Based Conflict Early Warning and Response: Conceptualising Experiences of LPS-HAM in Poso Conflict 2001-2005. See the conflict dataset that we developed. [forthcoming].  Download [PDF]
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Lassa, J. and Therik, A.  2007.  "Aceh's security, development and institutional transformation".  Further Information
Saragih, S., Lassa, J. and Ramly, A.  2007.  Sustainable Livelihood Framework (Sistim Penghidupan Berkelanjutan) Indonesian Version, funded/supported by Hivos Netherlands in cooperation with Circle Indonesia. [forthcoming].  Download [PDF | 477.59KB]
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2006

Lassa, J.  2006.  "Flash Flood Mitigation in Indonsia (Mitigasi Banjir Bandang Indonesia)".  Kompas, 9 January 2006   . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2006.  "The cost of the absence of Worst Case Scenario – Jogjakarta Earthquake".  The Jakarta Post, 29 May 2006,   . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2006.  Kyoto's Protocol Dillema: “Better to have a weak agreement than no agreement at all”? Indosasters Working Paper# 4.  Download [PDF | 218.79KB]
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Lassa, J.  2006.  "The Art of NGO-Ing in Aceh".  An Input Paper to Strategic Planning Workshops of IMPACT-UNDP, Further Information
Lassa, J..  2006.  Using political ecology in analyzing disasters in Indonesia – A Case Study from Aceh Tsunami..  Kapai, (Indonesian Environmental and Disaster Management Journal), Ed. Jul-Sep 06, XI- No. 43   .
Lassa, J..  2006.  "New Directions Needed for Disaster Management".  The Jakarta Post,, 24 January 2006   . Further Information
Lassa, J..  2006.  "Famine, drought, malnutrition: Defining and fighting hunger"..  The Jakart Post, 04 July 2006   . Further Information
Lassa, J..  2006.  Summary of Gender Analytical Frameworks for CSOs in Aceh (Kerangka Analisis Gender).  Download [DOC]
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Lassa, J..  2006.  Evaluation of Disaster Governance in Indonesia: 2004-2006.  In: Fatah, E.S. Ed (eds.): Puisi Indah, Prosa Buruk – Evaluasi Dua Tahun Kebijakan SBY-Kalla, ISBN: 979378223-4. SDI-Rekatama Media Bandung.   pp. 323-354..  Download [PDF | 203.83KB]
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2005

Lassa, J.  2005.  "Food Security in Indonesia - Ketahanan Pangan in Indonesia".  Kompas, 29 November 2005   . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2005.  "Kyoto’s Destiny and Global Future".  The Jakarta Post, 19 Desember 2005   . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2005.  "On Yahukimo Famine - Kelaparan Yahukimo, Disengaja?".  Kompas, 12 Desember 2005   . Further Information
Lassa, J.  2005.  "Manu Model: Community Based Multi-Hazards Mitigation – A CBDRM Good Practice in Timor"..  This is a an independent research paper that awarded as the winner of World Day of Disaster Reduction 2005 Writing Competition in Indonesia,by Yakkum Emergency Unit
Lassa, J.  2005.  "The Politics of Food Security in Indonesia 1950-2005".  Working Paper for NGOs in Timor Download [PDF]
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2004

Lassa, J.  2004.  “Bencana 26 Desember 2004 (Tsunami Disaster 26 December 2004).  Kompas, 28 December 2004   . Further Information

2003

Lassa, J..  2003.  Introduction to Disaster Risk Management (Indonesian) in Boli et. al. COMMUNITY BASED DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT.  Further Information

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Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Governance
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Institutions
  • Development Politics
Research countries
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
Research projects

Ongoing (with RSIS NTU) >Disaster policy audit in Southeast Asia >Food System and Climate Change in ASEAN (Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore Ongoing (independent) >Disaster governance (on going since 2007) >Complex network formation in large scale post disaster settings; >Natural hazards and climate extremes impact on agriculture and food security >Understanding incentives for disaster reduction in Indonesia (local and national evidence) >Local knowledge and community based disaster risk reduction Past: > Impacts of Jakarta Floods on Education (Schools) during 2013 Floods (STC Australia) > Past (ACCCRN) Climate Governance in Urban Context of Indonesia >Urban waste management as adaptation tools >Understanding systems of flood warning in urban context >Marine Cargo Exposure to Natural Hazards (ICRM NTU): Focus Major international ports >Institutional vulnerability assessment >Applying network theory on disaster risk research and climate adaptation. Country: Indonesia >Independent research project on DRR CCA regulatory linkages

Working groups

Now: Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management Studies, CDU Darwin; NTS RSIS NTU Singapore; RDI Bandung; IRGSC' Food and Climate;

Teaching

Present at CDU Darwin, Australia - Unit coordinator for DEM511 (Disaster Management in Context) - Unit coordinator for DEM513 (DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management) - Unit Coordinator for DEM514 (Social, cultural and Cultural, Social And Psychological Aspects Of Emergency And Disaster Management) - Unit coodinator for Reflective Case Study in Humanitarian Emergency and Disaster Management (DEM615) Past: Writing skills Food security Climate adaptation Disaster Risk Governance Vulnerability assessment Cummunity based disaster risk management Community based conflict warning

Additional Information:

Master thesis/research project supervision  – Lead supervision

  • CDU MEDM Research Project – How post-disaster need assessment inform recovery planning and policy in Pacific [Solomon Island, Fiji and Vanuatu [[2018/2019] [Lead supervisor]
  • CDU MEDM Research Project – Business’ preparedness and response to local disasters in Darwin, Northern Territory [[2017/2018] [Lead supervisor]
  • CDU MEDM Research Project – Global and regional humanitarian and DRR ecosystem network] [2016/2017] [Lead-supervisor] [Completed]
  • CDU MEDM Research Project – [Systematic Review of School Safety and Disaster Education Research [2017] [Lead Supervisor] [Completed]
  • CDU MEDM Research Project – Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their application for use in the humanitarian sector [2016/2018] [Lead supervisor] [Completed]
  • CDU MEDM Research Project – Evolution of Myanmar Disaster Risk Governance Since 1900 [2017/2018] [Lead supervisor] [Completed]
  • CDU MEDM Research Project – [The academics and practitioners’ approach to community-based disaster risk management: a systematic review [2017/2018] [Lead supervisor] [Completed]
  • CDU MEDM Research Project – Crisis Leadership and Media Framing in Nepal’s Disaster 2015-2017. [2017/2018] [Lead supervisor] [Completed]

Supervision of
ongoing doctoral theses

PhD supervision

  • CDU PhD Student – Military response to disasters [Lead supervisor] [2019/2022]
  • CDU PhD Student – Decentralisation and Early Warning Systems Arrangements for Natural Hazards in Indonesia [2018-2021] [LPDP Scholarship Recipient]
  • CDU PhD Student – Agriculture and Food Sector Adaptation to Climate Extremes in Nepal [Co-supervisor] [Ongoing] [2017/2020]
  • UCL Belgium PhD Student – Disaster Management in Volcano Region of Cental Java, Indonesia [External Assessor]

Supervision of
completed doctoral theses

  • CDU PhD Student – Climate smart livestock in the Philippines [Co-supervisor] [Completed]

Professional experience

International Network on Social Network Analysis; Earth System Governance Research Fellow; Member of Society for Risk Analysis; Gender and Disaster Network; etc. I have 11 years in professional experience in the field of: cargo exposure analysis to natural hazards, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, alternative energy, sustainable livelihood, rural technology and construction sector.

Degrees

Research Fellowship (Indonesian Postdoctoral Fellow), Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA. (2011). PhD (Dr. Ing) Institute for Geodesy and Geoinformation, Landwirtschaftlichen Fakultat, University of Bonn, Germany PhD School on Global Governance, Regionalism & The role of the EU. Garnet PhD School venued at the Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB. Doctoral Training and Courses: Development Studies. Interdisciplinary Courses: Boundary Concepts on Values and Valuations, Risks and Vulnerabilities and Models and Modeling With System Approach Exercises. Disciplinary Courses: A Social Science Perspective on Development: Development Theory, Practice and Research Methods. ZEFa Courses. MSc in Environment and International Development, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia Norwich, United Kingdom. B.Eng (ST) Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Widya Mandira Catholic University, Kupang, Indonesia. Other Academic and Professional Training/Education: End-to-End and People Centered Early Warning Systems, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC 2008 venue at AIT Bangkok, Thailand) PhD Block Course on “The Roles of Vulnerability to Disaster Risk Management.” Mar 2008. United Nation University Institute of Environment and Human Security (EHS-UNU) Bonn, Germany Summer Course on International Humanitarian Law. Magdalene College, Cambridge, July 2006. Funded by the BRC and travel grants from Hivos. Disaster Risk Management Course Oct. 2002 Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand.

Expertise

disaster governance; risk assessment; social network analysis

Research partners

NTS-RSIS NTU SIngapore; Resilient Development Institute Indonesia; Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change (IRGSC) Indonesia

Research affiliation

Current affiliation: Humanitarian, emergency and disaster management studies, Charles Darwin University, Australia; Center for Traditional Security Studies at S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University [Adjunct Fellow)]; Associate at Risk Frontiers Sydney, Australia [2012-2015]; Senior Advisor (pro-bono) at Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change [Since 2012]; Senior Advisor at Indonesia Resilience Initiative [Since 2013] Past: ICRM Nanyang Technological University Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University (Indonesia Program) Risk Management, UNU-EHS Bonn GITEWS Research Project/ Risk Management United Nations University Institute of Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) - www.ehs.unu.edu

Thesis title

"The Politics of Food and the genesis of food aid: A Case Study from Indonesia 1954-2003"

Jonatan A. Lassa

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https://indosasters.org/

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