Curiculum vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Puji Pujiono, MSW

November 2020







Pujiono Centre

Senior Adviser


Bahasa Indonesia, English, Filipino, Vietnamese



Recently completed studies and  consultancies includes:

●     Measuring localisation partnership, DEC

●     One disaster data Indonesia, a national framework for disaster-related statistics, UNFPA

●     Baseline study on Indonesian National Red Cross Society, Australian Red Cross Society

●     Lessons learnt from Lombok Earthquake, Mercycorps

●     100 Days Local Leadership in Central Sulawesi, Humanitarian Advisory Group

●     Localisation in Action, Care International

●     Localisation partnership, Dutch Relief Alliance

A proponent of SEJAJAR Network-of-networks of CSOs-NGOs

Educational and other Qualifications:

▪          Doctor in Public Administration (Disaster Preparedness), University of the Philippines, 1998

▪          Doctor (Cand.) of Planning Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1999

▪          Master of Social Work, University of the Philippines, 1996

▪          Bachelor of Social Work, School of Social Welfare (STKS) Bandung, Indonesia, 1985



1.    Name of Project/Organization: Asia-Pacific Disaster Statistics Technical Working Group UNESCAP, Home based

From: July to December 2020

Position held: Senior Adviser (consultant)

Main Project features: the United Nation Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Statistics Committee established a TWG on Disaster Statistics.

Activity Undertaken: Lead the formation of the TWG, develop situational analysis as basis for determining priority of work in order to assist UN member States in the Asia Pacific region to develop and implement internally coherent and internationally comparable disaster data; aligned with national development and consistent with Sendai and SDGs.



2.    Name of Project/Organization: Asia-Pacific United Nations Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM), Teheran/Bangkok

From: January 2018 To: June 2018

Position held: Senior Program Officer

Main Project features: In May 2015, the United Nation Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), adopted its resolution 71/11 to establish the Asian and Pacific Centre for the development of disaster information management (APDIM) in the Islamic Republic of Iran as a regional institution of the Commission. APDIM’s key aim is to build disaster resilience in the Asia-Pacific region through information management.

Activity Undertaken: Developed the strategic direction of the Centre, conceptualized a regional platform for disaster information management, capacity development program for disaster information management, and data repository for cross border disaster hazards.


3.    Name of Project/Organization: United Nations ESCAP, Bangkok

From: July 2014 To: December 2017

Position held: Regional Adviser on Disaster Risk Reduction

Main Project features: The UN ESCAP provides support to countries in the Asia and Pacific region through the provision of analysis, strategies and policy options in disaster risk reduction, as well as technical assistance and regional consulting services.

Activity Undertaken: Provide advice to member States in DRR policies and programmes. Lead the identification of new or emerging development issues on DRR of potential concern to the international community and design and develop programs to address them. Provide direct substantive support on DRR issues to governments, intergovernmental bodies through strategic advice, technical guidance and developing a consensus. Develop and maintain relations with governments and ensure a response to requests for advice and/or assistance on DRR issues and policies. Organizes and coordinates cooperation among the Member States on DRR program or issues. Negotiates with donor and recipient governments on technical assistance programs and projects. Organizes and coordinates cooperation among the Member States on DRR issues.


4.    Name of Project/Organization: United Nations ESCAP, Bangkok

From: August 2013 To: June 2014

Position held: Chief, Disaster Risk Reduction

Main Project features: The UN ESCAP provides a platform for Asian and Pacific countries to address the impact of natural disasters, and adopts regional disaster risk reduction strategies that are integrated with a sustainable development agenda that is inclusive for the Asia and Pacific region.

Activity Undertaken: Lead the ESCAP’s disaster risk reduction vision, strategy and work plan in support of the United Nations’ overall socio-economic strategic objectives in Asia and the Pacific taking into account the work of key regional partners in social-economic-environmental aspects of disaster risk reduction. Identify emerging regional challenges, lead the analysis and development of options of strategies, and coordinate policy development, reports, studies, and publications. In close coordination with key regional partners and UN agencies to develop regional cooperative modalities, strategic relationships. This includes capacity building, support of the mainstreaming of DRR in national development planning; promoting the integration of DRR Climate change adaptation and sustainable development, and community-based DRR. Organize intergovernmental and other meetings, advocating policies and program related to ESCAP’s program of work


5.    Name of Project/Organization: UNDP / Ministry of Disaster Relief and Management, Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme , Bangladesh

From: December 2010 To: July 2013

Position held: International Project Manager

Main Project features: Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme Phase II is one of the world’s largest disaster risk reduction programmes. A collaborative project of the Government of Bangladesh and six development partners, it capitalizes on the success of the CDMP Phase I to further reduce the vulnerability of Bangladeshi people, particularly the vulnerable groups, through comprehensive all hazards, all actors, all settings, all phases approach. The Programme also integrates the climate change adaptation in its portfolio.

Activity Undertaken: coordinate; allocate resources in the framework of disaster management activities, as well as developing disaster management systems at all levels and in all sectors in Bangladesh.


6.    Name of Project/Organization: UNDP HQ in Geneva

From:  July 2007 To: December 2010

Position held: Early Recovery Needs Assessment Advisor

Main Project features: UNDP led the global early recovery as a vital element of an effective humanitarian crisis response as a foundation for building resilience in post-crisis settings. Just as emergency relief activities are crucial to saving lives by responding to the most urgent human needs, integrating an early recovery approach within humanitarian operations is crucial to the first efforts of a community to recover. It prepares the ground for an effective ‘exit strategy’ for humanitarian actors and contributes to ‘durable solutions’ by establishing the base on which nationally-led development occurs after a crisis.

Activity Undertaken: Conduct preliminary assessments of disaster events in various regions of the world, lead the Global Working Group on Early Recovery in the IASC global group, represent the United Nations in the development of PDNA and PCNA as well as members of the IASC Needs Assessment Task Force, and Special Assistance to the Secretary-General of ASEAN during the Cyclone Nargis response.


7.    Name of Project/Organization: Indonesian Parliament/UNDP Jakarta

From:  January 2007 To: July 2007

Position held: Policy and Legislation Advisor

Main Project features: UNDP considers  national policies as part of development priorities and a clear mandate to decision-makers, planners, practitioners as well as the civil society. Elevating the importance of risk management at the policy level, UNDP supports the legislating disaster management through (1) drafting a specific disaster/risk management legislation, and (2) mainstreaming disaster risk management and reduction into development policy and planning. Both approaches converge in good policy statements that give importance to disaster reduction in achieving sustainable human development, and set out Indonesia’s broad goals and strategic objectives for reducing disaster vulnerability and risks, as well as for strengthening key capacities.


Activity Undertaken: Leading an expert team of the Special House Committee on Disaster Management Law, expert adviser to UNDP Jakarta Disaster Risk Reduction. Provide the strategic linkages of the Disaster Management Bill and the implementation of Strategic National Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction. Expert advices to national and local government on post-disaster recovery i.e. Aceh Tsunami and Yogyakarta earthquake.


8.    Name of Project/Organization: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), Kobe – Jepang

From:  January 2006 To: December 2006

Position held: Head of Kobe Office/East-Southeast Asia Regional Adviser

Main Project features: East and Southeast Asian subregion is highly vulnerable to disasters. Every year, millions of people are affected by natural hazards OCHA optimizes the speed, volume and quality of humanitarian assistance. It coordinates emergency preparedness and response in support of national governments focusing to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian response in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and conduct humanitarian analysis and facilitate sustainable solutions


Activity Undertaken: Heading the OCHA office in Kobe. Leading UN operation responding to disasters and developing response capacities in East/Southeast Asia. UNDAC Team Leader, Philippines landslides, February 2006, UNDAC Team Leader, ASEAN Regional Exercise, Cambodia, April 2006, UN Area Coordinator in Java Earthquake, May – September 2006.


9.    Name of Project/Organization: ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta

From: January 2003: To: December 2005

Position held: Expert on Disaster Management

Main Project features: Natural disasters cost the ASEAN region in fatalities and economic losses. As a regional organization, ASEAN is playing an important  role in disaster response efforts. ASEAN enhances regional mechanisms for cooperation, coordination, technical assistance and resource mobilisation in disaster management. To that end there is a need to develop a regional framework in the form of  ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response along with the institutional arrangements and programmatic regional roadmap.

Activity Undertaken: Technical expert of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management. Developed a regional framework for disaster management cooperation; drafted and facilitated the conclusion of negotiation of the Regional Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response.




10.  Name of Project/Organization: UNHCR Regional Office for South East Asia, Jakarta

From: 2000 To: 2002

Position held: Emergency Preparedness Advisor

Main Project features: Effective emergency preparedness and response has been a high priority for UNHCR throughout the past decade. UNHCR’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Section (EPRS) was established in late 1990s, to develop and maintain emergency preparedness and response mechanisms for refugee emergencies wherever and whenever they occur. In responding to complex emergencies, It strengthens institutional emergency preparedness, by building capacity through: training and development; updating emergency management tools and standby emergency arrangements; and closer cooperation with external bodies and partners to expand the availability of complementary emergency resources.

Activity Undertaken: Establishing a regional network of emergency response agents and experts and conducting regional training in contingency planning.



11.  Others Relevant Experience:

2001 – 2004: UNHCR and ASEAN, Developed regional collaboration framework for emergency preparedness of UNHCR, national governments, and NGOs.
1999 – 2000: UNHCR, Emergency Social Services Officer in West Timor during East Timor refugee crisis.
1989 – 1994: Community and Family Services International (CFSI) Hong Kong and Vietnam. Part of the management team operating social services and protection for refugees, asylum seekers, those determined not to be refugees, and returnees/repatriated persons.
1986 – 1989: UNHCR, Galang Refugee Camp, Indonesia: managing the protection and resettlement of vulnerable groups among Indochinese refugees.
1985 – 1986: Indonesian Red Cross, Social Welfare Counselor, developing and providing community-based social services and protection to Indochinese refugees.