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Research Interest

Sustainability and urban planning model.

Mail

dana.azhari@rdi.or.id
dazhardana@gmail.com

Danang Azhari also better known as Dana, is a researcher and deputy program manager of Resilience Development Initiative (RDI), a think-tank institute based in Bandung, Indonesia. He is 23 years old with a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning. Dana dedicates his research projects on the topics of Disaster and Climate Resilience (DCR) and Regional and Urban Policy (RUP). Currently, he is doing some research projects on Disaster Management, Disaster Displacement, Sustainable Business, COVID-19 Policy and Governance, Public Acceptance, and Climate Change Adaptation, including Nature-based Solutions (NbS). These projects come from various funders, like GNDR, GCRF, and Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. He has a huge interest in sustainable and resilient development with exposure on climate and disaster risk, risk governance, environmental justice, and urban social sustainability, including gender equality and inclusivity. As his bachelor thesis used dynamic system model approach, He also has interest in urban planning model.

He's passionate about what he's done, and always has a steady source of motivation that drives him to do his best. Naturally an enthusiastic person with detail‐oriented and good analytical skill. Actively participate in organizations and events. Always look out for opportunities to go extra miles in order to enhance skill and grow professionally.

Education Timeline

  • 2015 - 2019 Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning

    Institute of Technology Sumatera.

Working Experiences Timeline

  • March 2021 - Present Deputy Program Manager and Researcher

    Resilience Development Initiative (RDI), Bandung Indonesia.

  • November 2020 - February 2021 Program Officer and Researcher

    Resilience Development Initiative (RDI), Bandung Indonesia.

  • February 2020 - November 2020 Team Member

    Penyuluhan Konsep Nature-based Solution (NbS) untuk Mitigasi Banjir di Kota Bandung, ITB Community Services.

  • February 2020 - November 2020 Team Member

    Sosialisasi Rencana Aksi Berbasis Masyarakat dalam Meningkatkan Kesiapsiagaan Bencana di Kabupaten Bandung Barat.

  • December 2019 - Present Research Officer – Urban Planning

    Studio Perencanaan Kota - Urban and Regional Planning Department, Institut Teknologi Sumatera.

  • January 2019 - May 2018 Undergraduated Teaching Assistant

    Studio Perencanaan Tapak - Urban and Regional Planning Department, Institut Teknologi Sumatera.

  • August 2018 - December 2018 Internship Researcher

    Rujak Center for Urban Studies.

Year Experience
2021

Research Assistant of “Nature-Based Solution (NBS) for urban flood risk management in high-density settlement in Bandung City”. ITB Research funded project. PI: Dr. Saut Sagala.

2021

Research Assistant of “Making Displacement Safer: Locally-led DRR Solutions for Displaced Populations in Urban Areas”. GNDR partner implementation, USAID grant. PI: Elise Belcher.

2020

Research Assistant of “Sustainable Business Model for Renewable Energy Development in Rural Area: The Case of East Sumba”. ASAHI - ITB Research funded project. PI: Dr. Niken Prilandita.

2020

Research Assistant of “Community Acceptance towards Renewable Energy in Education Infrastructure: The Case Study of PV Schools in East Sumba”. ITB Research funded project. PI: Dr. Niken Prilandita.

2020

Research Assistant of “The Impact of the 2018 Tsunami on the Economy of the Hotel Industry in Pandeglang Regency”. funded by Ministry of Research and Technology/National Research and Innovation Agency. PI: Prof. Arief Rosyidie.

2020

Research Assistant of “Views from the Frontline 2019”. YEU partner implemenator, GNDR funded research.

2020

Research Assistant of “Analysis of National and Regional COVID-19 Policy Governance”. Funded by Ministry of Research and Technology/National Research and Innovation Agency. PI: Dr. Saut Sagala

2019

Research Assistant of “Southeast Asia Resilience Hub (SEARCH): Socio-Economic Resilience of Coastal Communities”. collaborating with Coventry University, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, United Nations Development Programme, University of the Philippines. Funded by GCRF Networking Grant 2019.

2019

Research Assistant of “Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Disaster Mitigation in Middle Income Countries” collaborating with University of Sheffield (United Kingdom), University of Nottingham Malaysia (Malaysia), Heriot-Watt University (Malaysia), Strata Enviro Pvt Ltd (India), Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) UK Funded Project.

2019

Research Assistant of “Stakeholder Acceptance Behavior of Infiltration Well and Rainwater Harvesting System as Runoff Water Management in Bandung City”. Kurita Water and Environment Foundation funded project. PI: Elisabeth Rianawati, M. Eng.

2017

Research Assistant of “Hibah Bina Desa – Strategi Ketahanan Masyarakat terhadap Ancaman Krisis Energi di Sumatera sebagai Kawasan Lumbung Energi Nasional”.


Experience


National Focal Point for GNDR Indonesia - The Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)

Member - Ikatan Ahli Perencana – Indonesia.

Anggota - Himpunan Mahasiswa Planologi Mandalanata – ITERA.

Staff Minister of Internal Coordination and Harmonization - Kabinet Energi KM-ITERA

Staff Kementerian Pengembangan Sumber Daya Manusia dan Kesejahteraan Manusia - Kabinet KM-ITERA

Project President – OOTD ITERA of Lembaga Pers ITERA

Staff Kementerian Pengembangan Sumber Daya Manusia - Kabinet KM-ITERA

  • 2021 - Sagala, S., Azhari, D., Rosyidie, A., Annisa, S. N., Ramadhani, A. K., Vicr, R. N., ... & Masya, M. R. (2021, January). Policy Analysis of West Java’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response. In The First International Conference on Social Science, Humanity, and Public Health (ICOSHIP 2020) (pp. 192-197). Atlantis Press. Doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210101.042
  • 2021 - Sagala, S., Azhari, D., Rosyidie, A., Annisa, S. N., Ramadhani, A. K., Vicri, R. N., & Mahardika, M. D. (2021, January). COVID-19 in Indonesia: An Analysis of DKI Jakarta’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Its Governance During the New Normal Period. In The First International Conference on Social Science, Humanity, and Public Health (ICOSHIP 2020) (pp. 185-191). Atlantis Press. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210101.041
  • 2021 - Sagala, S., Azhari, D., Rosyidie, A., Annisa, S. N., Ramadhani, A. K., Vicri, R. N., ... & Mahardika, M. D. (2021, January). Analysis of Decision, Plans, and Actions for the Containment of COVID-19 in Indonesia. In The First International Conference on Social Science, Humanity, and Public Health (ICOSHIP 2020) (pp. 178-184). Atlantis Press. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210101.040
  • 2021 - Azhari, D., Rosyidie, A., Sagala, S., Ramadhani, A., & Karistie, J. F. (2021, March). Achieving Sustainable and Resilient Tourism: Lessons Learned from Pandeglang Tourism Sector Recovery. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 704, No. 1, p. 012007). IOP Publishing. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/704/1/012007
  • 2021 - Rosyidie, A., Sagala, S., Azhari, D., Ramadhani, A., Prabu, A., Novianto, K., & Rinaldy, T. K. (2021, March). Tourism Hospitality Industry Supply Chain in Pandeglang Regency After Tsunami 2018. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 704, No. 1, p. 012004). IOP Publishing. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/704/1/012004
  • 2021 - Sagala, S., Rosyidie, A., Azhari, D., Ramadhani, A., Rinaldy, T. K., & Racharjo, S. I. (2021, March). Building Resilience from Double Disasters: The Direct Impact of The Pandeglang Tsunami 2018 And COVID-19 Outbreak on Tourism and Supporting Industry. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 704, No. 1, p. 012006). IOP Publishing. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/704/1/012006
  • 2021 - Azhari, D., Iradha, Dian, A. (2021). A Review of Youth Empowerment and Participation In CCA-DRR to Enhance Resilience in Indonesia. RDI Working Paper.
  • 2021 - Saut Sagala, Nadiya Pranindita, Danang Azhari, Juan Miguel Kanai, Alex M. Lechner. (2021). Urban Hydrometeorological Disaster Risk Reduction with Nature Based Solutions. RDI Policy Brief.
  • 2021 - Saut Sagala, Nadiya Pranindita, Danang Azhari, Juan Miguel Kanai, Alex M. Lechner. (2021). Policy Response to Flood Risk Reduction in Bandung City Indonesia. RDI White Paper.
  • 2021 - Saut Sagala, Nadiya Pranindita, Danang Azhari, Juan Miguel Kanai, Alex M. Lechner. (2021). Urban Hydrometeorological Disaster Risk Reduction with Nature Based Solutions. RDI White Paper.
  • 2021 - Linggar Y Asmara, Saut Sagala, Danang Azhari and Elisabeth Rianawati of “Public Risk Perception and Public Acceptance of The Existing Flood and Drought Mitigation Measure in Bandung City”. 2021. submitted to the International Conference on Disaster Management and Climate Change 2021 – UNS. (accepted)
  • 2021 - Saut Sagala, Arini Murwindarti, Belia Ega Avila, Arief Rosyidie, Danang Azhari. “Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) as Nature Based Solutions Approach for Flood Risk Management in High-Density Urban Settlement”. 2021. submitted to the International Conference on Disaster Management and Climate Change 2021 – UNS. (accepted)
  • 2021 - Saut Sagala, Arief Rosyidie, Danang Azhari, Amesta Ramadhani, Tiffany Khalisa, Ananda Prabu Dian. “Supply chain resilience: the economic implication of Sunda Strait (Krakatoa) Tsunami and COVID-19 outbreak to the hotel supply chain in Indoesia”. 2021. submitted to UNDRR Global Assessment Report (GAR) 2022. (accepted)
  • 2021 - Anthony Kent, Saut Sagala, Danang Azhari, Amesta Ramadhani, Jeeten Kumar. “Planning for Resilience in Bandung City Case Studies of Local Disaster Management Strategies”. 2021. submitted to Routledge Handbook of Urban Indonesia. (accepted)
  • 2021 - Saut Sagala, Nadiya Pranindita, Danang Azhari, Juan Miguel Kanai, Alex M. Lechner. “Towards Resilient City with Nature-Based Solution Initiatives for Flood Risk Reduction in Bandung City, Indonesia”. 2021. submitted to Development of Climate Adaptation Policies for Resilient Cities Springer. (accepted)
  • 2020 - Rianawati E., Kartika, A. R., Kumar, J., Azhari, D. “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).
  • 2019 - Azhari, D. of “Green Infrastructure Development with Dynamic System Approach for Bandar Lampung Sustainable City” for bachelor’s degree final thesis. 2019 – Urban and Regional Planning Department – ITERA
  • 2018 - Asirin, Azhari, D. of “Ridesharing Business Model for Sustainability in Developing Country: Case Study Nebengers, Indonesia” submitted to 4 th Planocosmo -Institut Teknologi Bandung DOI: 10.1088/1755‐1315/158/1/012053


Experience


Speaker - Towards Resilience Displaced Community: Lesson Learned from Cimanuk Flash Flood 2016, Garut Indonesia. International Symposium on Rebuilding Communities after forced Displacement

Speaker - Bringing Nature-based Solution into Building Resilient City: Identification and Lessons Learned from Bandung City, Indonesia. Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) cross-regional symposium

Panelist - Menuju Kota Tangguh: Strategi Penanganan Bencana Berbasis Lokal di Kota Bandung. Road to FGD Konferensi Nasional Pengelolaan Risiko Bencana Berbasis Komunitas - Peran NGO dalam PRBBK, Bandung Mitigasi Hub

Moderator - The NNGS Capacity Building - “Understanding Climate Change, Roles, and Adaptive Capacity of Non-normative Gender and Sexuality Communities in Indonesia” RDI

Panelist - Mapping for “Making Displacement Safer” Project. ADRRN CoP July 2021 Workshop.

Panelist - Toward Climate Resilient City. ‘Ruang Berbagi: Individual Research Project Public Presentation’, Shirvano Consulting.

Moderator - “Mainstreaming Nature-Based Solutions Sustainable Urban Planning” on Nature-Based Webinar Series #2 RDI.

Facilitator - Pelatihan Mitigasi Bencana: Membangun Perencanaan Mitigasi Bencana Akibat Krisis Iklim, IAP Indonesia.

. Facilitator - Webinar Sosialisasi Rencana Aksi Berbasis Masyarakat dalam Meningkatkan Kesiapsiagaan Bencana di Kabupaten Bandung Barat.

Facilitator - FGD Penyuluhan Konsep Nature-based Solution (NbS) untuk Mitigasi Banjir di Kota Bandung - ITB.

Moderator - International Workshop on Volcanic Ash Hazard Management in Collaboration with Durham University and Sumatera Utara University (USU).

Facilitator - Sinabung Volcano Field Visit in Collaboration with Durham University.

Facilitator - GNDR: National Coordination Meeting.


Experience


3rd Rank in ITB Technopreneur Summit.

7th Rank Industrial Engingeering Paper and Action from Universitas Sumatera Utara.

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