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Amesta Kartika Ramadhani
Former Staff

Cluster : DCR


Research Interest

Disaster management, climate change adaptation, cultural heritage.


Amesta Ramadhani, S.T., M.PWK is an Academic Program Officer and researcher in Resilience Development Initiative (RDI), Bandung, Indonesia. Amesta dedicates her research projects on the topic of disaster and climate resilience, such as nature- based solutions, green infrastructure, coastal resilience and early warning systems. She also has interests in the topic of cultural heritage management. She is in charge with the whole activity in Resilience Development Initiative related to academic: publication (journals & working papers), methodology development and capacity building (internal seminar, training, academic induction, etc). On his assignment and missions in RDI, she has been actively engaged with international key scholars on disaster risk management and visits to various places prone to disasters in Indonesia, among others: Palu (Central Sulawesi), Banten, Sinabung (Karo), Semarang City, etc.

Education Timeline

  • 2014 – 2018 Master of Urban and Regional Planning

    Urban and Regional Planning Institute Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.

  • 2010-2015 Bachelor of Engineering

    Urban and Regional Planning Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia.

Working Experiences Timeline

  • 2019 – Present Academic Program Officer

    Resilience Development Initiative.

  • 2020 Consultant

    entral Sulawesi Emergency Response Program Partnership Model Review (Management Audit). Team lead: Dr. Saut Sagala. Oxfam.

  • 2020 Researcher

    South East Asia Resilience Hub (SEARCH): Socio-Economic Resilience of Coastal Communities. Resilience Development Initiative and Coventry University (UK). Team Lead Dr. Saut Sagala. Funding Source: British Academy.

  • 2020 Researcher

    Urban Stakeholder Acceptance Behavior of Infiltration Well and Rainwater Harvesting System as Runoff Water Management in Bandung City. Funding Source: Kurita Award, Japan. PI: Elisabeth Rianawati, M. Eng.

Year Experience

Facilitator. Community Action Planning in Bandung – View From the Frontline.


Presenter. International Symposium on the Lessons Learnt from the 2018 Tsunamis in Palu and Sunda Strait.


Organizer. FGD on Capacity Building and Synergy in Disaster Insurance Management.


Participant. ASEAN Safe School Initiatives. Education in Emergency.


Participant. Disaster Safe Education Unit at the ASEAN Provincial Level Safe School Initiatives.


Participant. Symposium of Strategic Research on Global Mitigation and Local Adaptation to Climate Change. Bandung.


Participant. Geoseminar Lembang Fault: Facts and Reality.


Participant. Regional Planning Based on Disaster Mitigation. Surakarta.

  • Proceeding. Water in the Highland: Perception of Urban Dwellers to Flooding in Bandung City. Workshop on Water and the City. 2020. Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (ARI-NUS)
  • The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on urban health in Indonesia and how urban planning can contribute to this problem (in preparation). Lead author. Dr. Saut Sagala
  • Identification Social-Cultural Factors Affecting Disruption of Tsunami Early Warning Systems in Sunda Strait Area (in preparation). Lead author.
  • Presenter. International Symposium on the Lessons Learnt from the 2018 Tsunamis in Palu and Sunda Strait. BMKG, Jakarta. 2019
  • Module for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Regional Spatial Planning. With. Dr. Djoko Suroso, Dr. Saut Sagala and Khairani Mardiah BSc.
  • Flood Disaster Risk Assessment in the Semarang Old City as Cultural Heritage Site. Thesis. (2019). Regional and City Planning, Bandung Institute of Technology.
  • Readiness Study on the Implementation of Creative City Design Concepts in Surakarta, Jurnal Arsitektura, Surakarta (2015)
  • Conformity of Education Infrastructure in Supporting Surakarta as Child-Friendly City, Geoplanning, Semarang (2015)

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