Dr. Riyanti Djalante is currently involved within the TWIN-SEA Project of the VARMAP Section of UNU-EHS. She will be joining the VARMAP section more permanently in July 2015 as a Post-Doctoral Researcher after successfully gaining the Alexander von Humboldt stipendium for experienced Researcher. She has been involved as the Earth System Governance Research Fellow, the International Social Science Council (ISSC) World Social Science Fellow on the Risk Interpretation and Action, the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) Research Associates, the ‘Enhancing scientific capacity to inspire informed action on global environmental change’ (START) Fellow, and the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Fellow.
In Indonesia, she has worked as the Head of Division of Disaster Management Department of Local Government of Kendari City. She has worked for the local government in Indonesia accumulatively for ten years where she has been involved in development planning, implementation and evaluations, project planning and management, from the community up to the local and national level. Dr. Djalante has been appointed as a Honorary Lecturer at the Halu Oleo University, teaching on subjects of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and sustainable development. Dr. Djalante has also consulted various international organization on issues related to sustainable development, governance, disaster risk reduction in Indonesia.