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Avianto Amri


Senior Research Fellow


Children Social Welfare & Health (CSWH)



My experiences during my work in Plan was to lead and managed Disaster Risk Management projects, monitor and evaluate emergency response and DRR projects in South East Asia region, and also provided technical support for program countries in the implementation of Plan’s global Disaster Risk Management (DRM) strategy in South East Asia region covering 7 countries, with the overall aim to strengthen disaster preparedness and DRR integration within country programs. The DRM strategy covers a wide range of components, including disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, conflict sensitivity, emergency response as well as long term rehabilitation and recovery work.

I have experiences working with various institutional donors such as EU, ECHO, Ausaid, SIDA, DFID (UK AID), NORAD, Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), Irish Aid, USAID, and private donors such as Prudence Foundation.

My previous working experiences also include managing Child Centered DRR project, Climate Change Adaptation, and Safe School projects. I also have experience in designing and implementing emergency response program in the field of Shelter, WASH, Education, and Child Protection sectors.

Research Interest

Disaster risk management, WASH, Education, and Child Protection sectors.


Bachelor in Environmental Engineering Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Working Experience
Year Experience

Consultant for Typhoon Haiyan Lessons Learned Documentation, ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre)


DRR Specialist (Consultant), Mercy Corps


Junior Short Term Expert for READI project, European Union

2012 - 2014

ASEAN Safe School Adviser, Plan Asia Regional Office


Interim Regional DRM Manager for Asia region, Plan Asia Regional Office

2010 - 2012

DRM Specialist for South East Asia region, Plan Asia Regional Office


Disaster Risk Management Program Manager, Plan Indonesia - Country Office

2008 - 2010

Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Plan Indonesia - Country Office

2007 - 2008

Disaster Management & Risk Reduction Program Coordinator, Plan Indonesia - Country Office

2006 - 2007

Water and Environmental Sanitation Coordinator, Plan Indonesia – Yogyakarta Earthquake Emergency Response Program


Water and Environmental Sanitation Facilitator, Plan Indonesia – Surabaya Program Unit

2005 - 2006

Livelihood Business Analyst, Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan (

2003- 2005

Water and Environmental Sanitation Consultant, Freelance

    • Fitzpatrick, M., Amri, A., 2013. ASEAN Safe Schools Initiative Phase 1: Progress of Nine ASEAN Member States and recommendations from stakeholders, Bangkok, Thailand, Plan International.
    • Amri, A. 2013. ASEAN Safe Schools Initiative, Working Paper, Jakarta, Indonesia, Plan International.
    • Amri, A., Andina, S., 2009.Disaster Response in Early Childhood Care and Development Program, Jakarta, Indonesia, Plan International.
    • Suranto, B., Amri, A., 2009. Manual for Building Temporary Classrooms from Bamboo Construction Material and Tarp Roof, Jakarta, Indonesia, Plan International.
    • Amri, A., 2009, Mind Mapping in Skills and Tools for Community Based Disaster Risk Management in Lassa, J., Pujiono, P., Pristiyanto, D., Paripurno, E.T., Magatani, A., Purwati, H., 2009, Pengelolaan Risiko Bencana Berbasis Komunitas (PRBBK), Jakarta, Indonesia, Grasindo.
Relevant Research Experiences
  • Reference group member for the research on “Advancing Formal Learning on DRR - how do development agencies add value” as part of the research contributing to the Global Assessment Report (GAR 15) – Hyogo Framework for Action Thematic review, conducted by Kagawa, F. and Selby, D (2014 -ongoing). Responsibilities include: reviewing research TOR and frameworks; provide inputs on data collection instruments and methodology, including: snowball sampling, semi-structured interviews, an online questionnaire, and Delphi forecasting; and reviewing draft research reports and papers.
  • Lead project manager in the research on “ASEAN Safe Schools Initiative Phase 1: Progress of Nine ASEAN Member States and recommendations from stakeholders” (2013), Plan International, Jakarta. Responsibilities include: Lead in the development of the research design and framework; management of implementing partners (including a technical reference group) for data gathering through consultations in nine countries and at one regional level; organization of workshops and preparation of consultation guidelines and TOR; literature reviews from country level reports; consolidation and analysis of the data gathered; and co-author of the final research report.
  • Lead project manager in the production of “Early Childhood Care and Development in Emergencies: A Programme Guide”, (2013), Plan International, Woking. Responsibilities included: Lead in managing the project; commissioning and supervising the technical writing consultant; liaising with the field offices to arrange interviews; field data gathering and validation; locating and providing grey literature and internal documents; leading the reference group which included Plan staff and a number of personnel from external agencies (e.g. Unicef) in order to ensure high quality peer review; and chief responsibility for reviewing draft and final reports of the program guide.
  • Local research assistant and resource person for research on “Enhancing Child-centered Disaster Risk Reduction for Safe Schools: Insights from Cambodia, China and Indonesia” by Kagawa, F., Selby, D., (2013), Plan International, Bangkok. Responsibilities included: Member of the research reference group; supporting the lead researchers through the organization and completion of interviews and data collection; reviewing the research TOR, framework and guiding questions; reviewing the final research report.
  • Local research assistant and resource person for research on “Child centred disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: roles of gender and culture in Indonesia” by Haynes, K., Lassa, J., Towers, B. (2010), Institute of Development Studies and Children in a Changing Climate, Sussex. Responsibilities included: supporting action research methods, arranging and facilitating Focus Group Discussions and semi-structured interviews (including guiding questions for the interviews) with children, adults and also government stakeholders at national and field level; supporting logistics, translation and documentation; providing relevant literature and internal grey documents; reviewing draft and final reports and also academic publications.
  • Co-author for “Child-Centered DRR Toolkit” (2010), Plan International, Woking, based on the experiences implementing child and youth sensitive programming at field and country level in Plan Indonesia.
  • Resource person for “Evaluation of Sida’s Humanitarian Assistance, Case Study Report Indonesia” by Mowjee, T., Keylock, J., UTV Working Paper Series, SIDA, Stockholm, providing sharing of learning from West Sumatera Earthquake Response experiences on transitional housing and child friendly spaces interventions.
  • Resource person for master thesis on “Donor support for education in emergencies in the Consolidated Appeals Process: an analysis of current policy and practice” by Campbell, Leah, (2009), Uppsala Universitet, Sweden, providing insights and learning on practices and experiences from humanitarian work on education in emergencies in Indonesia.
  • Resource person for PhD thesis on “Navigating Holistic and Sustainable Learning: Challenges and Opportunities in Ongoing and Creeping Emergencies” by Kagawa, Fumiyo, (2009), University of Plymouth, UK, providing insights and learning on involving children at the center of disaster risk reduction efforts in Indonesia based on experiences in urban and rural areas of Indonesia.
  • Lead writer for “Disaster Response in Early Childhood Care and Development Program” by Andina, S., Amri, A. (2009), Plan International, Jakarta.
  • Writer and editor for “Manual for Building Temporary Classrooms from Bamboo Construction Material and Tarp Roof” by Suranto, B., Amri, A. (2009), Plan International, Jakarta.
  • Author of one chapter on Risk Assessment for “Community Based Disaster Risk Management, Living Guide Book” by Lassa, J. et al, (2009), Indonesian Disaster Management Society (MPBI), Jakarta.

Major International Workshops & Seminars
  • South Asia-East Asia Pacific Regional WASH DRR Consultation organized by CARE and Norwegian Church Aid. 3-4 December 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand as speaker from Plan International- Asia Regional Office
  • Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR organized by UNISDR. 22-26 October 2012, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia as Team Leader of Plan International delegation.
  • Regional Humanitarian Partnership Workshop organized by OCHA Regional Office for Asia-Pacific. 12-13 October 2011 in Shanghai, China as representatives from Plan International- Asia Regional Office
  • Education Cluster Coordinator Training organized by Global Education Cluster Unit. 20-24 June 2011 in Oslo, Norway as participant from Plan International.
  • Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into River Basin Planning and Development Seminar organized by UNEP. 27 June 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand as participant.
  • Training of Trainers on Leadership and Management in Emergencies organized by Humanitarian Production. 3-10 February 2011 in Cuernavaca, Mexico as Participant from Plan International.
  • Cash Learning Partnership Global Event organized by Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP). 16-17 February 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand as participant from Plan International.
  • Emergency Operations Program Training, Organized by Save the Children UK. 26-30 April 2010 in Oxford, UK as Participant from Plan International.
  • UN Climate Change Conference, COP 17, Organized by UNFCCC. 11-18 December 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Plan International’s Spoke person.
  • EU Development Days 2009, Organized by the European Commission, 20-25 October 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden as Speaker on “Children and Young People in leading change in building local resilience”.
  • 6th Disaster Management Practitioners Workshop, Organized by ADPC. 15-17 September 2009 in Phuket, Thailand as Speaker and Moderator on “Child Focused Community Based Disaster Risk Management”.
  • Plan International Global Disaster Risk Management Network Meeting, Organized by Plan International. 23-26 June 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya as representatives from Plan Asia Region Office for drafting the Plan International’s Global Disaster Risk Management Strategy.
  • 2nd Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNISDR Organized Conference. 15-19 June 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland as Government of Indonesia’s Delegation
  • Conference Commitment on Climate Justice, Organized by SIDA. 25-28 May 2009 in Harnosand, Sweden as Participant.
  • 3rd Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Conference Organized by Government of Malaysia and UNISDR. 2 – 4 December 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as Participant
  • UN Climate Change Conference, COP 15, Organized by UNFCCC. 6-11 December 2007 in Bali, Indonesia as Plan International’s Delegation.



  • PhD Scholarship (2014), Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, Australia
  • Australia Awards Scholarship (2014), Australian Government
  • East Asia Future Leaders (2010), Japan. “JENESYS Program” The Japan Foundation
  • Team of the Year (2012), Regional winners in Asia, Plan International
  • One Plan (2011), Global Awards finalist, Plan International