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Lassa, A, J. (2021). Food Security Under COVID-19 in Indonesia: From Protection to Empowerment. Human Security and the Practices of Empowerment in East Asia Research Project: Working Reports. JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development. 28p.


COVID-19 and ASEAN responses: Comparative policy analysis. Progress in Disaster Science 8, 100129.

Setting an Agenda for Entrepreneurial Governments: A Global Baseline Assessment of Disaster Risk Reduction Investment. International Journal of Disaster Management. p. 36-52. 10.24815/ijdm.v3i1.17533

Civil society responses to New Normal in Indonesia. In New Normal: Perubahan Sosial Ekonomi dan Politik Pasca COVID-19. Gadjah Mada University Press, p. 266-285.

Sexual and reproductive health during disasters: A scoping review of the evidence. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 101733

Heat, cold, and floods: exploring farmers’ motivations to adapt to extreme weather events in the Terai region of Nepal. Natural Hazards

Assessing farmers’ preparedness to cope with the impacts of multiple climate change-related hazards in the Terai lowlands of Nepal. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

Livelihoods transformation and climate change adaptation: the case of smallholder water buffalo farmers in the Philippines. Environmental Development 33 

Review and analysis of current responses to COVID-19 in Indonesia: Period of January to March 2020. Progress in Disaster Science.

See also my commentaries at:


Negotiating Institutional Pathways for Sustaining Climate Change Resilience and Risk Governance in Indonesia. Climate 2019, 7(8), 95;

Measuring political will: An index of commitment to disaster risk reduction. International journal of disaster risk reduction. 34:64-74. DOI: [Elsevier]

Connecting the actors, discovering the ties: Exploring disaster risk governance network in Asia and Pacific. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 33:217-228. DOI:

Revisiting Emergency Food Reserve Policies and Practices under Disasters and Extreme Climate Event. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. 10(1):1-13 DOI: 10.1007/s13753-018-0200-y.

Farmers’ interest and willingness-to-pay for index-based crop insurance in the lowlands of Nepal. Land Use Policy, 85: 1-10. Budhathoki, NK., Lassa, JA., Pun, S., Zander, KK.. 2019.


Twenty years of community-based disaster risk reduction experience from a dryland village in Indonesia’, Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies 10(1), a502.

Towards endogenous disasters and climate adaptation policy making in Indonesia”, Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 27 Issue: 2, pp.228-242,

Linking food security, carbon management and climate risk reduction in Eastern Indonesia Suni, Y. & Lassa, J. (ERA2018 Researcher) 2018 Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia: Environmental, Social and Cultural Aspects. Douglas, P. & Saut, S. (eds.). Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd

Gender and Land Tenure in the Context of Disaster in Asia. Disaster Prevention and Management 27(1) DOI:10.1108/DPM-02-2018-300.

Non Government Organizations in Disaster Risk Reduction. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science, Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.013.45.

Understanding climate change impacts on water buffalo production through farmers’ perceptionsClimate Risk Management, 20: 50-63.

Livestock under climate change: a systematic review on impacts and adaptation. Climate, 6(3), 54; doi: 10.3390/cli6030054.


Interactive, open source, travel time scenario modelling: tools to facilitate participation in health service access analysis. International Journal of Health Geographics [Accepted] Link.

Understanding gaps and opportunities in ASEAN humanitarian systems. In: Cook, ADB (eds.): HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT – IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ASIA-PACIFIC. NTS RSIS NTU Singapore. 4-11. PDF Further Information

Risk Assessment Framework for Exposure of Cargo and Ports to Natural Hazards and Climate Extremes. Maritime Policy & Management, 44:1-15. DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2016.1245877

Climate change and fish availability. COSMOS, the Journal of the Singapore National Academy of Science, 12(1):1-15 doi: 10.1142/S0219607716500026.Further Information

Learning from climate change vulnerability assessments in Indonesian cities. In: Archer, D. Colenbrander, D. and Dodman, D (eds.): Responding to Climate Change in Asian Cities: Governance for a more resilient urban future. Routledge

Microfinance in Water and Sanitation Services – Identifying best practices. In: Julien Chaisse (eds.): Charting the Water Regulatory Future Global challenges in water and sanitation. Edward Elgar.


Climate extremes: an observation and projection of its impacts on food production in ASEAN. Natural Hazard, 80:

Food Security (as Non-Traditional Security Issue). [In Caballero-Anthony et. al. (Eds) From human security to non-traditional security: Concepts, Issues and Cases. Chapter 7. ISBN 1473966140 [Sage]

UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL EXCLUSION IN INDONESIA A meta-analysis of Program Peduli’s Theory of Change documents. Asia Foundation

Future of Rice Security under Climate Change. NTS Report, NTS RSIS NTU Singapore. June 2016, with With Paul Teng and Mely Cabalero-Anthony.

Commentaries 2016:

Is There Such a Thing as a “Natural” Disaster? RSIS Commentaries
International Disasters in Asia Pacific: Indonesia’s Civil-Military Responses, RSIS Comentaries
The West Sumatra Earthquakes: Not Learning Our Lessons? RSIS Commentaries
“Gaps” in Tsunami Alert System, New Strait Times, Singapore
El Nino: Coping with the New Normal, RSIS Comentaries
Zika Risk Governance and Climate Change, RSIS Commentaries


Post Disaster Governance, Complexity and Network Theory: Evidence from Aceh, Indonesia After the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004. PLoS Currents Disasters. 2015 doi: 10.1371/4f7972ecec1b6.

“From Shared Learning to Shared Action towards sustainability:  Experience from Building Urban Resilience in the City of Bandar Lampung, Indonesia”. Environment and Urbanisation 27(1):161–180 [Sage]. doi: 10.1177/0956247814552233

Towards Asia 2025: policy and technology imperatives. Summary of the main findings of the second international conference on Asian food security held in Singapore on 21–22 August 2014. Food Security 7(1):159-165. doi: 10.1007/s12571-014-0415-8

How can Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments best impact policy and planning?: Lessons from Indonesia. IIED Asian Cities Climate Resilience WP Series, No 22/2015: 1-33.

Impact of climate change on food production: options for importing countries. Policy Brief May 2015 – RSIS Singapore.

Public Stockpiling and Food Security. Policy Brief May 2015 – RSIS Singapore.

Commentaries 2015:

Linking Food Security, Climate Adaptation and Carbon Management: A Case Study from Indonesia. Landscape for People, Food and Nature.
Cities in darkness: Searching for new hope, Jakarta Post
Indonesia’s Haze and Disaster Governance Deficit, RSIS Commentaries
Priorities for disaster risk reduction, Jakarta Post
Get ready for future crisis in food production in Southeast Asia, Jakarta Post
Jokowi’s Food Sovereignty Narrative: Military in the Rice Land? RSIS Commentaries
Brunei’s Vision 2035: Can It Achieve Food Self-Sufficiency? RSIS Commentaries
Netting more ways to keep fish farms sustainable, Strait Times Singapore
Climate Change and Food Supply: Reinforcing the North-South Divide, RSIS Commentaries
Toward Sustainably Clear Skies in Southeast Asia, Thinking ASEAN 5:2-4.


Lassa 2014 food sovereignty. NTS Year Review 2014, pp. 12-15.

What are the Roles of Civil Society in Governing Disaster Reduction in Indonesia? in Fahmi et. a. Government and Communities Achieving Common Goals. Chapter 11 IRSA Book Series 2014.

Building Climate Change Resilience in Bandar Lampung City, Indonesia in Fahmi et. a. Government and Communities Achieving Common Goals. Chapter 16 IRSA Book Series 2014.

Assessing climate change adaptation in Indonesia: A review of climate vulnerability assessments conducted by USAID/Indonesia partners (2010-2013).Final Report to USAID, Washington. [Principal Investigator]

Climate change impact on food security in Southeast Asia. Special Report. NTS RSIS – ERIA.

A Post-Disaster Monitoring Study of Education In Emergencies Following the DKI Jakarta Flood 2013. Research Report to Save the Children Australia [January 2014]

Disaster Management in ASEAN: an Overview. ASEAN Insights 7:1-5. Dec 2014.

Commentaries 2014:

Agriculture and fisheries after the tsunami, Jakarta Post
Irrigation infrastructure prone to climate change, catastrophes, Jakarta Post
Climate adaptation creates conflicts, Jakarta Post
Asian food security under +2 and +4°C climate change: IPCC assessment report 2014, Jakarta Post
Quick response to volcanic activity, Jakarta Post
WTO Breakthrough on Stockpiles: Sustaining Food Security. RSIS Commentaries
Putting A Price on Carbon: From Lima to Paris 2015. RSIS Commentaries
Food Sovereignty Discourse in Southeast Asia: Helpful or Disruptive? RSIS Commentaries
Disaster Risk Governance: Strengthening Collaboration with Non – State Actors. RSIS Commentaries
Volcanos test Indonesia’s disaster management. East Asia Forum


Disaster Policy Change in Indonesia 1930-2010: From Government to Governance? “ International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. Vol 31(2):130-160 (2nd Oldest world disaster journal)

Governing the risk of haze and ASEAN diplomacy

Let’€™s talk of defecation: Rethinking the future of sanitation

Sticks and carrots in urban waste management in Indonesia


Emerging ‘Agricultural Involution’ in Indonesia: Impact of Natural Hazards and Climate Extremes on Agricultural Crops and Food System’, in Sawada, Y. and S. Oum (eds.), Economic and Welfare Impacts of Disasters in East Asia and Policy Responses. ERIA Research Project Report 2011-8, Jakarta: ERIA. pp.595-634.

Do we have more or less forests today than in the past?

Semarang joins the ‘sinking cities network’


The roles of CSOs in disaster reduction in Indonesia: National and Local Case Study. A chapter in Book by LIPI, published in Nov 2011.

Get ready for major disasters

Children and youths as climate guardians

Disaster risk science for disaster risk reduction


Disaster governance” in Penuel, K. Bradley; Statler, Matthew and Golson, J. Geoffrey, Thousand Oaks CA: SAGE Publications, Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief, pp. 113-114.

Risk governance” in Penuel, K. Bradley; Statler, Matthew and Golson, J. Geoffrey. Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief, Thousand Oaks CA: SAGE Publications.  pp.  612-613.

“Strategic group formation for carbon governance in Indonesia after the Indian Ocean tsunami 2004.” International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. 1(2) pp.28-39 [Springer] doi: 10.3974/j.issn.2095-0055.2010.02.004

Child-centered disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: Roles of Gender and Culture in Indonesia.Children in Changing Climate #2, Institute of Development Studies, UK.

Global governance of disaster risk reduction: an introduction to a new analytical framework. Global: International Politics Journal Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 17-27

Early warning systems and politics of fear

Occidentalism and the Future of the Humanitarian Emergency Management


Lassa, J., 2009. Memahami Kebijakan Pangan dan Nutrisi Indonesia: Studi Kasus Nusa Tenggara Timur 1958-2008 (Understanding Food and Nutritional Policy in NTT Province 1958-2008). Journal of NTT Studies 1(1): 28-45. English PDF.

The DNA Code of risk: why vulnerability matters! A civil society response to the draft guidelines for disaster risk assessment of Indonesia. International Peer Reviewed Advocacy Paper, For OGB & Indonesian CSOs.

Nakmofa and Lassa 2009. Community based approach to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation towards sustainable livelihood: ten years of experience from PMPB Kupang. Journal of NTT Studies, Vol 1 (2) pp. 136-146.

“The forgotten disasters? Remembering The Larantuka and Lembata disasters 1979-2009.” Journal of NTT Studies, Vol 1 (2) 159-18.

“Integration of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.” Proceeding Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Conference V, Indonesia. MPBI –  ISSN: 2086-1443

“Indonesia’s government must protect its citizens from famine” In Henningfeld, DA. Ed. Famine: Global View Point Gale Publication. p.148-153.

Feeling better, doing worse?

Our starving children

Reflections on the case of tsunami early warning system in Indonesia, Risk Frontiers Briefing Note # 184.

Measuring sustainability of tsunami early warning systems: an interdisciplinary research agenda.” Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards Journal, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 185-192. [Taylor and Francis] doi: 10.1080/17499510802369140.

Warning system is about people, Jakarta Post


Aceh’s security, development and institutional transformation, Jakarta Post

Excuses, inaction only add to global warming burden. Jakarta Post


Evaluation of disaster governance in Indonesia: 2004-2006, in Fatah, E.S. Ed. (2006) Puisi Indah, Prosa Buruk – Evaluasi Dua Tahun Kebijakan SBY-Kalla, SDI-Rekatama Media Bandung, pp. 323-354. ISBN: 979378223-4.

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