Rahmawati Husein

Dr. Rahmawati Husein /amahusein@umy.ac.id

Research Area

  • Disaster Management
  • Urban Planning
  • Humanitarianism
  • Environment

 

Educational Background

Year Level University Field/Major
2012 Doctoral Texas A&M University Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
2000 Master University of Cincinnati Economic Development and International Development Planning
1994 Bachelor Universitas Gadjah Mada English Literature

 

Training and Workshop

Year Training / Workshop Institution
1997 LEAD (Leadership Training on Environment and Development) Program LEAD, New York

 

Professional Experience

Profession Institution Year
Lecturer Faculty of Social and Political Sciences 1997-Present
Advisory Board Member Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) 2016-2021
Liason Officer (LO) Indonesian Mission for Nepal, National Agency for Disaster Management 2015
Member Regional Steering Group North and South East Asia World Humanitarian Summit, United Nations 2013-2016
Gender Advisor Asia Foundation’s Program to the Australia-Indonesia Electoral Support Program (AIESP) 2012-2013
Vice Chair Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC) 2010-Present
Research Assistant Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, Texas A&M University 2008-2011
Program Coordinator Muhammadiyah Center for Disaster Response for Yogyakarta 2006-2007
Program Manager Muhammadiyah Committee for Aceh Recovery-National Task Force Committee 2005
Director External Affairs and Public Relations Office, UMY 2003-2007
Member/Commissioner National Commission on Violence against Women 2003-2006
Research and Development Coordinator Institute of Environmental Studies and Empowerment, Central Board of Muhammadiyah 2002-2005
Guest Lecturer/Research Assistant Graduate School of Urban and Regional Planning (GRUP/MPKD), Universitas Gadjah Mada 1999-2002
Graduate Assistant The School of Planning, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, US 1998-2000
Deputy Director Institute for Development and Environment Studies, Yogyakarta 1995-1998
     

 

Teaching Experience

Subject Institution
Quantitative Research Methods Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UMY
Development Planning Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UMY
Disaster Risk Reduction Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UMY
Disaster Management Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UMY
Leadership Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UMY
Public Management and Change Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UMY
Academic Writing Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UMY

 

Academic Honors and Professional Awards

Award(s) Received Awarding Institution Year
Inspirational resilient and humanitarian award Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB Tangguh Award) 2015
Graduate Research Assistantship, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center Texas A&M University 2010-2011
Department Head Prize Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning 2011
Who’s who among students in the US universities Texas A&M University 2011
Fulbright Presidential Scholarship for PhD program Fulbright 2007-2010
Gill-Chin Lim Award, Student Award Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 2010
University Graduate Scholarship and Graduate Assistantship College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP), University of Cincinnati 1998-2000
The 2000 AICP Student Project Awards for the “Eco-Village Project” American Institute of Certified Planners 2000
Fellowship LEAD Institute International and Rockefeller Foundation 1995-1997

 

Research Experience

Research Projects Institution Position in Project Year/Duration
A Study of the Impacts of Air Pollution from Peatland Forest Fires on the Health and Wellbeing of Indonesian Children UNICEF, WVI, and MDMC Member 2016
Study on Local Elite and the Non- Palm Oil Land Ownership: the mitigation of Slash and Burn practices and the inability of local bureaucracy The Agency of Palm Tree Fund Member December 2015-December 2016
Emergency Preparedness Awareness among Muhammadiyah/Aisyiyah leaders MDMC, MGAA UMY Principal Investigator July 2015-2016
Policy Research on Relief and Logistics Distribution for the Victim of Natural Disasters Directorate of Social Protection for the Victim of Natural Disasters, Directorate General of Social Protection and Assurance, Ministry of Social Welfare Principal Investigator September 2013-Januari 2014
Organizational Master Plan of DKI Jakarta Jakarta Provincial Government, and Sinergi Visi Utama Research Member 2012
Status and Trends of Coastal Vulnerability to Natural Hazards Texas General Land Office (TGLO) and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, Texas A&M University Research Assistant Jan 2008 – Dec 2011
Hurricane Ike Community Resilience and Recovery Study National Science Foundation, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, Texas A&M University Field Researcher January 6-16, 2010 and January 5-14, 2009
Conflict Resolution and National Integration Coordinator Ministry of Social Welfare, the Government of Indonesia Participant February-April 2003
Local Initiative for Social Conflict Resolution triggered by Environmental Problems Institute of Environmental Studies and Empowerment, Central Board of Muhammadiyah Co-Principal Investigator September-December 2002
Conducted research on Coastal and Small Islands Planning, and participated in field research in four Texas’ cities (Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas) University of Cincinnati, U.S., University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) and Chulalongkorn University, Thailand Visiting Researcher August-November, 2001
National and Regional Planning System Review Graduate School of Urban and Regional Planning, UGM funded by National Planning Agency Research Assistant March-August 2001
Field study on Sustainable Urban Management U.S. Information Agency funded collaboration between UGM, University of Cincinnati, U.S. and Chulalongkorn University Research Assistant 1-30 July 2000
SELECTED SEMINARS/CONFERENCES
  • Speaker in the International Conference on Disaster Reduction, Korean Society of Disaster Information, June 17-18, 2016
  • Speaker in the workshop on the role of privates in disaster management, Bantul District Agency of Disaster Management, May 4, 2016
  • Speaker in the Panel Discussion on “Road to World Humanitarian Summit 2016: The role of Indonesia in facing global humaniarian chalengges”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yogyakarta, April 14 2016.
  • Chair person and participant in the regional conference on “Refreshing Humanitarian Action: Developing and Reframing Responses to Meet New Challenges”, The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI) Jakarta, on 24-25 February 2016
  • Panelist in a High Level Panel Debate on the margins of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on “Uniting Around the Principle of Humanity”, International Committee on Red Cross (ICRC), United Nation, New York, September 30, 2015
  • Speaker on “Post-Disasters and Vulnerability: Reconstructions of Nature, Culture and People” in the 4th Mahathir Global Peace School 2015, Kuala Lumpur, 6-18 September 2015
  • Speaker/trainer in “Islam and Humanitarian Law”, The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Bangsamoro Leadership Management Institute (BLMI), Cotabato, 17-18 August 2015
  • Speaker on the role of NGO in disaster management, at the Disaster Management Summer School and Students Summit, University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY), Yogyakarta, 10-19 August 2015
  • Participant in Asian Roundtable Dialogue for Faith Based Organizations and Religious Leaders in Humanitarian Action, Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) & OCHA, Bangkok, July 9, 2015
  • Participants in the Annual Hazard Conference, Indonesian Disaster Expert Association (IABI),  Yogyakarta, 26-28 May, 2015
  • Keynote panelist at the joint seminar on “Rethinking Gender in the making of ASEAN good governance”, University of Muhammadiyah, Yogyakarta (UMY) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), February 16, 2015
  • Speaker at the “2nd International Symposium on Recovery after Mega-Disasters: People, Community and Planning”, Tohuku Univeristy, Sendai, Japan, March 16, 2015
  • Speaker on “Understanding Violence and Conflict Resolution with Religious Ethics” at the Interfaith Youth Camp 2015, Youth for Peace Union and Dompet Dhuafa, Yogyakarta, 20-24 February 2015
  • Participant in the OCHA 2014 Global Humanitarian Policy Forum, United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), UN Headquarter, New York, 3-5 December 2014
  • Moderator/Chairperson in the International Seminar on the 10 years Commemoration of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Ministry of Maritime and Fisheries, Jakarta 24-25 November 2014
  • Speaker in the Workshop on “What are legitimate restrictions on missionary activities toward vulnerable groups?” held by The Norway Centre for Human Right, University Oslo, 21-22 November 2014
  • Member of Steering Group and participant in the Regional Consultation World Humanitarian Summit, North and South East Asia, Tokyo, 23-24 July 2014
  • Speaker and presented paper at the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Innovation (ICosSI) on “Technology and innovation challenges in natural resources and built environment management for humanity and sustainability, Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta, 3-5 June  2014
  • Speaker in the Workshop on Community Resilience and Human Security, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) for Non-Traditional Security (NTS), Singapore, 10-11 April 2014
  • Participant in the Roundtable Discussion on Zones of Engagement: Regional Organizations and Humanitarian Actions, Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta, March 25, 2014
  • Speaker in the Humanitarian Logistic and Supply Management Training, Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center and National University of Singapore, Medan, 24-25 February 2014
  • Participant in the OCHA 2013 Global Humanitarian Policy Forum, United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), UN Headquarter, New York, 12-13 December 2013
  • Participant in the OCHA 2103 Regional Humanitarian Policy Forum for Asia Pacific, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Bangkok, 28-29 May 2013
  • Presented paper on “Extending transnational network: a case study of Muhammadiyah’ collaboration with various actors in major disaster response”, International Research Conference on Muhammadiyah, UMM, Malang, 19 November – 2 December 2012
  • Participant in the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, October 22-25, 2012
  • Presented paper on “Assessing Hazard Mitigation Policies and Strategies in Java Coastal Areas”, International Fulbright Symposium on Climate Change and Disaster Management/Mitigation, held by Fulbright, AMINEF and BPPT, Jakarta 4-5 September 2012
  • Participant in The 3rd Annual Conference and Training of The International Emergency Management (TIEMS), China Chapter, Guangzhou, China, July 10-12, 2012
  • Speaker and presented paper on National Seminar “Respond to environmental crisis and disaster risk reduction from the perspective science and technology”, Muhammadiyah University of Surabaya and Oslo Coalition, Surabaya, May, 27, 2012
  • Participant in “Asia Public Policy Forum on Disaster Management in Asia”, held by Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS and Havard Kennedy School, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Singapore, May 13-15, 2012
  • Presented paper on “Assessing Coastal Hazard Mitigation Capacity and Commitment, the Annual Hazard Workshop and The International Researchers meeting, Broomfield, Colorado July, 2011
  • Presented Poster, “An Assessment of Coastal Zone Hazard Mitigation Plans in Texas”, with Jung Eun Kang and Gabriel Burns, and participated in the Annual Hazard Workshop and Researchers meeting, Broomfield, Colorado July, 2009
  • Presented paper on “Local Government Capacity and Commitment for Hazard Mitigation in Coastal Areas”, Associate Collegiate School of Planning (ACSP) Conference, Minneapolis, October 7-10, 2010
  • Participant and presented paper and poster in Summer Academy on Social Vulnerability on topic “Tipping Points in Humanitarian Crisis”, held by Munich Re Foundation and UN University Environment and Human Security, Munich, Germany, 26 July – 01 August 2009
  • Presented Poster, “An Assessment of Coastal Zone Hazard Mitigation Plans in Texas”, with Jung Eun Kang and Gabriel Burns, and participated in the Annual Hazard Workshop and Researchers meeting, Broomfield, Colorado July, 2009
  • Presented Posters, “Faith-Based Organization and Disaster Response: A Case Study of Muhammadiyah Organization on Disaster Relief and Recovery in Indonesia” and ”Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Evaluation: a  Study of Texas Coastal Area” with Jung Eun Kang and Gabriel Burns and participated in the Annual Hazard Workshop and Researchers meeting, Broomfield,  Colorado, July,  2008
  • Speaker at the roundtable discussion on “NGO’s Participation in Disaster Response” and “Development Programs in Indonesia”, AUSAID headquarter, Canberra, Australia, June 14-15, 2007
  • Presenter on “The role of NGO in disaster response and recovery” at the International Workshop on Disaster Rescue and Recovery, Taipei, November 13-15, 2006
  • Presenter in Singapore Humanitarian Conference 2005: Learning from the last disaster, Preparing for the next, Singapore International Foundation, Singapore, 25 – 26 August 2005
  • Participated in the Expert Panel Meeting on “The Contribution of Volunteerism to Sustainable Development in the Twenty-First Century”, UN Voluntary, Prep Com IV of WSSD, Bali, May 27, 2002

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Muhammadiyah, (2016), Muqorobin and Husein, Co-editor in chief, Coping with disaster: Principle guidance from an Islamic Perspective. Yogyakarta: The Fatwa and Islamic Research Council, The Central Board of Muhammadiyah
  • Husein, R (2015). MDMC and disaster management: the global humanitarian works. In Amirrachman, A., Nubuwo, A., Khoiruddin, A. (Eds.). Islam Berkemajuan untuk Indonesia berkemajuan: agenda Muhammadiyah ke depan (Enlightment for a progressive Indonesia: Muhammadiyah agenda) (pp.208-233). Jakarta, Indonesia: Center for Dialogue and Cooperation among Civilisations (CDCC).
  • Husein, R (2015). Environmental crisis: challenges in implementing ethics to address the crisis. In Burhani, A.N. Darraz, MA, Fanani, AF (Eds.). Muazin Bangsa dari Makkah Darat (the Nation praying callers from Land Mecca” (pp.197-223). Bandung, Indonesia: Mizan.
  • Hamsah, U., Husein, R., Muqorribin, M., ……. Rofiq, M (2015) Fiqih Kebencanaan (Theology of Disaster). Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Majelis Tarjih dan Tajdid, Pimpinan Pusat Muhammadiyah/Council of Fatwa and Islamic Thought, Central Board of Muhammadiyah
  • Husein, R. (2012). “Examining Local Jurisdictions’ Capacity and Commitment for Hazard Mitigation Policies and Strategies along the Texas Coast”, Doctoral Dissertation, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
  • Peacock, W.G, and Husein, R, (2011) The Adoption and Implementation of Hazard Mitigation Policies and Strategies by Coastal Jurisdictions in Texas: The Planning Survey Results”, unpublished report prepared for the Texas General Land Office and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center.
  • Husein, R. (2011). Review of the book: Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Lessons from Aceh edited by Matthew Clarke, Ismet Fanany and Sue Kenny. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Mar 2011, Vol 29. No.1.
  • Kang, J.E., Peacock, W.G, and Husein, R, (2010). An Assessment of Coastal Zone Hazard Mitigation Plans in Texas.  Journal of Disaster Research, Vol. 5 (5) 526-534
  • Peacock, W.G, Kang, J.E., Husein, R, Burn, G.R, Prater, C., Brody, S.D., and Kennedy, T. (2009) “An Assessment of Coastal Zone Hazard Mitigation Plans in Texas, unpublished report prepared for the Texas General Land Office and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center.
  • Peacock, W.G, Husein, R, Burn, G.R, Kennedy, T, Kang, J.E., and Prater, C., (2009) “The Elite Survey Report on the Perception of State, County, and Local Official regarding the State of Texas Mitigation Plan, Coastal Management Plan and the Promotion of Mitigation Efforts in the Texas Coastal management Zone, unpublished report prepared for the Texas General Land Office and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center.
  • Husein, R. (2003) “Roads and Environmental Problems” (Jalan dan Masalah linkungan), Nuansa Jurnal, UMY, Edisi 1 Th. X/March.
  • Husein, R. (2001) “Entrepreneurial Government”, Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, Fisipol, UMY, Edisi 2 Th. X/August.

 

SELECTED OP/EDS

  • Husein, R, (2016, June 27) Disaster Preparedness and Road Traffic (Siaga Bencana dan Mudik), Kedaulatan Rakyat
  • Husein, R. (2015, August 4) Drought Disaster (Bencana Kekeringan), Kedaulatan Rakyat
  • Husein, R. (2014, November 17) Disaster Alert (Waspada Bencana), Kedaulatan Rakyat
  • Husein, R. (2014, August 21)  Gaza and Humanitarian Aid (Gaza dan Bantuan Kemanusiaan), Kedauatan Rakyat
  • Husein, R. (2013, July 10) Earthquake Preparedness (Siaga Gempa), Kedaulatan Rakyat
  • Husein, R. (2013, February 16) Disaster Emergency Preparedness (Siaga Darurat Bencana), Kedaulatan Rakyat
  • Husein, R. (2012, October 26) Disaster Risk Reduction and Lokal Capacity (Resiko Bencana dan Kekuatan Lokal), Kedaulatan Rakyat
  • Husein, R. (2012, August 18) Travel Disaster (Bencana Mudik), Kedaulatan Rakyat
  • Husein, R. (2012, May 26) Building Mitigation (Mitigasi Bangunan), Kedaulatan Rakyat
  • Husein, R. (2012, April 22) Women and Disaster (Kartini dan Bencana), Kedaulatan Rakyat.
  • Husein, R. (2012, March 7) Public Facilities and Disaster (Fasilitas Umum dan Bencana), Kedaulatan Rakyat.
  • Husein, R. (2011, December 17) Flooding Awareness (Sadar Bencana Banjir), Kedaulatan Rakyat.
  • Husein, R. (2009, September 14) Earthquake and mitigation strategies (Gempa dan Kerja Mitigasi), Kompas.
  • Husein, R. (2009, October 9) Overlooking earthquake evacuation routes (Jalur Evakuasi Gempa Dilupakan), Kompas.
  • Husein, R. (2009, February 23) Disaster risk reduction (Mengurangi Resiko Bencana), Kedaulatan Rakyat.
  • Husein, R. (2007, December 4) Global warming and disaster (Pemanasan Global dan Bencana), Kedaulatan Rakyat.
  • Husein, R. (2006, October 16) Lapindo mud-disaster and the social and economic right (Lapindo dan hak sosial ekonomi masyarakat), Kedaulatan Rakyat.

 

Numerous articles in magazines, newspapers and newsletter on gender issues, human rights, Islam and organization (communication, capacity building, public relations)