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Dr. Akino Tahir

Position

Senior Research Fellow


Cluster

Children Social Welfare & Health (CSWH)
Urban Refugees KH


Mail

akhino.midhany@gmail.com


Summary

Dr. Akino Tahir is a is a senior researcher at Resilience Development Initiative (RDI). At RDI she is affiliated at Children, Social Welfare and Health (CSWH). She graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology, under Monbukagakusho scholarship. Her dissertation focused on community-based solid waste management and its scaling up, part of which is published in JICA Monograph on Solid Waste Management in Asian Mega Cities and Big Cities.

Between 2013-2016, she joined Save the Children International in Singapore, supporting 15 country offices around Asia in general operation and humanitarian responses and other regional projects. She was involved in developing SCI Asia urban knowledge and learning framework and in SCI engagement with 100 Resilient Cities. Since 2017, she works as an independent consultant, taking on projects related to youth, child rights, gender and urban planning. With RDI, she has done consultancies for Oxfam, SNV and Save the Children. She is also co-leading the Urban Refugees group within RDI.

Research Interest

Youth, community development, gender and urban planning, urban refugees.

Education
Year Experience
2012

Ph.D Engineering Environmental science and technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

2009

Master of Engineering Environmental science and technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

2004

Bachelor of Engineering Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia.

Working Experiences
    • 2017 - present: Independet Consultant
    • Project Coordinator (60% FTE, 5 months), Gender-sensitive Urban Planning Project. Future Cities Laboratories, Singapore ETH-Centre.
    • Field assessment support, Child Rights Risk Assessment in Sulawesi. CCR CSR. (Member)
    • Real Time Review of Palu Earthquake Response, Oxfam Indonesia. (Member)
    • Roadside Safety Baseline Assessment. Save the Children. (Lead)
    • Families First Baseline Study. Save the Children. (Lead)
    • We See Equal Formative Assessment. Save the Children. (Lead)
    • Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) assessment in WASH sector. (Lead)
    • Child Rights Situation Analysis in East Java and Papua, Indonesia. Save the Children. (Lead)
    • Mapping for Empower Youth for Work. Oxfam. (Lead)

    • 2013 - 2016: Save the Children International, Asia Regional Office, Singapore:
    • Operations Coordinator for regional projects and urban works.
    • Humanitarian Coordinator on secondment to SC Indonesia.
    • Operations Coordinator.
    • Operations Officer.

    • 2004 - 2006
    • Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Researcher (Apr 2006-Mar 2007) on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and public participation in waste management
    • Community Development and Empowerment Office, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia. Project Officer (2005- 2006) on community learning center to support early childhood education, community-based waste management, and community radio system
    • Canadian Urban Institute (in partnership with ITB), Indonesia. Researcher (2003- 2004) on transparency and accountability of the local government to promote good governance in spatial planning projects

Publications
    • Viartasiwi, N., Tahir, A., Dwiyani, R. (2019). Building Bridge in Liminality: Education for Children Refugees in Transiting Country. 2019 JAHSS-JASID Joint International Conference
    • Tahir, A., Dwiyani, R., Hasanah, F., Sagala, S., Viartasiwi, N. (2019) Secondary Cities and Forced Migration: Accommodating Refugees and Asylum Seeker in Indonesia. 55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress 2019 Conference Proceeding (accepted for publication)
    • Zheng, C., Alberdi, H.A., Sagala, S., Tahir, A. (2018) Navigating the Infinite Timeline: Social integration of Refugees in Long-term Transit. RDI Working Paper Series No.3, 2018. RDI: Indonesia
    • Tahir, A. (2012). A study on the scaling-up of community-based waste management in Indonesia. PhD Dissertation. Tokyo Institute of Technology: Japan
    • Tahir, A. (2012) Municipal Solid Waste Management in Jakarta and Surabaya. Present State and Challenges for International Cooperation on Urban Solid Waste Management in Asian Mega and Large Cities, p.108-211. JICA: Japan
    • Tahir, A., Yoshida, M., Harashina S. (2012) Expanding the implementation of community-based waste management: learning from the Green and Clean Program in Indonesia. Journal of Environmental Information Science 40 (5), p.79-88
    • Tahir, A., Yoshida, M., Harashina S. (2011) Analyzing community-based waste management in Surabaya: factors affecting successful replication. Kankyou Joho Kagaku 25, p.131-136
    • Tahir, A., Yoshida, M., Harashina S. (2011) Community Involvement in Solid Waste Management in Indonesia: Towards a Greater Participation. Proceedings of 2011 World Congress of International Solid Waste Association, Daegu, 17-20 Oct 2011, p.839-848
    • Tahir, A.M., Harashina, S.; Yoshida, M. (2010) Surabaya’s Context of Community Involvement in Solid Waste Management. Proceedings of the 21th Conference of Japan Society of Material Cycle and Waste Management Experts 2010
    • Tahir, A.M., Harashina, S.; Yoshida, M. (2010) Examining replication efforts to support community involvement in solid waste management. The 7th Expert Meeting on Solid Waste Management in Asia and Pacific Islands, Taipei, 15-17 September 2010.
    • Tahir, A. (2009). Sustainable Solid Waste Management Schemes at Neighborhood Level. Master Thesis. Tokyo Institute of Technology: Japan
    • Tahir, A.M., Harashina, S.; Yoshida, M. (2009) Solid waste management at neighborhood level in Jakarta, Indonesia. Proceedings of the 20th Conference of Japan Society of Material Cycle and Waste Management Experts 2009. Best Poster Presentation
    • Tahir, A.M.; Harashina, S.; Iseki, T. (2009) Community Initiatives in Environmental Management: Comparing Community Organizations with CSR–supported Community Activities. 6th ISTR Asia Pacific Regional Conference, Taipei, 1-4 November 2009
    • Tahir, A.M, Harashina, S. (2007) Waste Facility Siting and Public Participation, Case Study: Seattle, Washington, USA. IAIA Annual Conference, Seoul, 2-8 June 2007
    • Tahir, A., Sumarahati, G., Argo, T. (2004) The Condition of Accountability and Transparency in Nuisance Permit Issuance of Factory Outlet in Bandung City. Indonesia Urban and Regional Planning Journal, 17 (1)
    • Tahir, A., Sumarahati, G., Argo, T. (2004) The Condition of Accountability and Transparency in Nuisance Permit Issuance of Factory Outlet in Bandung City. Indonesia Urban and Regional Planning Journal, 17 (1) (in Bahasa Indonesia)
    • Tahir, A. and Sumarahati, G (2004). The Condition of Accountability and Transparency in Nuisance Permit Issuance of Factory Outlet in Bandung City. Graduation Thesis. Bandung Institute of Technology: Indonesia (in Bahasa Indonesia)