Peat Resource Person Details
Category: Individual
Salutation: Ms
Name: Ekoningtyas Margu Wardani
Nationality: Indonesia
Age: 42
Title/Designation: PhD Researcher/Researcher
Organization/Company Name: Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University, the Netherlands/Centre for Asia Pacific Study, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Organization/Company Address: Bulaksumur B-13, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Current Working Location: Indonesia
Email: ekoningtyas_mw@yahoo.com
Telephone: Office: +62274557845
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Languages: English
Indonesian
Qualifications: She is a researcher at the Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta (Indonesia). She holds a master degree in economics from Gadjah Mada University and now she is pursuing PhD degree at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences-Leiden University (the Netherlands). She works in several research projects, publishes papers and articles, including in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand. She is also the recipient of many awards, the most notable of which is the “Asian Public Intellectuals of the Year 2008-2009” Fellowship and the most recent award is "Louwes Fellowship Award on the specialisation of Food Security for Indigenous People in Southeast Asia for the year 2012-2016".

Her focus of interest are in the area of food security, indigenous people, economic anthropology, environmental economics, disaster risk reduction related issues, and sustainable livelihood. She also has strong quantitative and qualitative analysis’s background/experiences and has experience in coordinating research efforts.

Recently she wrote a book entitled “Soaring food prices, food security, and poverty in Indonesia” and a contributor on the book of "Local Civil Society Dynamics in Indonesia". She also published some academic papers on the food security related issues, indigenous peoples, environmental problems (especially on forest fire related issues), poverty related issues, disaster risk management, and sustainable livelihood, both in English and Bahasa Indonesia. She also actively writes short articles for newspapers in Indonesia.
Focal Area of Interest: Research
Years of Peat Related Working Experience: 9
Field of Peat Related Expertise/Specializations:
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Fire Management
Social Economic & Community Livelihoods
Policy & Governance
Country(ies) that you have Worked in the SEA Region: Indonesia
Philippines
Thailand
Peat Related Professional Experience/History: Assessment of the Effectiveness of Forest Fire Reduction Programs in Indonesia: A Short Survey sponsored by Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA) in 2010
Publication(s): (If any) Academic Journal(s)
1. Wardani., The Dynamics of Partnership between Northern and Southern Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)., Centre for Asia Pacific Studies UGM and Faculty Geography of UGM in cooperation with Center for International Development Issues Nijmegen the Netherlands., upcoming
2. Wardani., Food for Indigenous Communities in Times of Global Crisis: Reflection from the Experience of Orang Rimba Community (Jambi Province, Indonesia) and Ifugao Community (Ifugao Province, the Philippines)., Jurnal Kajian Wilayah Vol. 2, No. 1, 2011 LIPI

Academic Research Report(s)
1.       Wardani and Ssenyonga., the Impact of the Soaring Food Prices on Food Security Status and Poverty in Indonesia., East Asian Development Network (EADN)., 2012
2. Wardani et. al., Assessment of the Effectiveness of Forest Fire Reduction Programs in Indonesia: A Short Survey., Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA)., December 2010
3. Wardani, et. al., Food Security for Ethnic Communities in Indonesia., East Asia Development Network (EADN)., 2009
4. Wardani., Food Security of Orang Rimba Community in Jambi, Sumatera, Indonesia., Center for Asia Pacific Studies (CAPS) and Ford Foundation., 2007
5. Mudrajad Kuncoro, et. al., Study on Domestic Regulatory Constraints to Labor-Intensive Manufacturing Exports., USAID., 2006

Book(s)
1. Contributor., “Local Civil Society Dynamics in Indonesia”., 2013., Centre for Asia Pacific Studies UGM and Faculty Geography of UGM in cooperation with Center for International Development Issues Nijmegen the Netherlands
2. Writer., “Soaring food prices, food security, and poverty in Indonesia”., 2013., Lap Publisher, Germany
3. Contributor., “Confluences and Challenges in Building the Asian Community in the         Early 21st Century” on the paper entitled Food for the Ethnic Minority: Maintaining Food Security for the Ifugao Community, in Northern Luzon, in the Philippines., the Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals., 2009
4. Contributor., “Sepuluh Tahun Pasca-Krisis Indonesia: Badai Pasti Berlalu?”, Penerbit Kanisius Yogyakarta, 2008 (in Bahasa Indonesia)
5. Contributor, “Kisah Sukses Pengusaha Lokal Indonesia”, PSAP UGM, 2008 (in Bahasa Indonesia)

Other(s) Publication
1. Wardani., A nation of fire: what should we learn from 1997/1998 haze., the Jakarta Post, June 25, 2013
2. Wardani., The era of cheap food is vanishing., the Jakarta Post, October 17, 2012
3. Wardani., Understanding Local Knowledge for Sustainable Livelihood: Lesson Learned from Khiriwong Site Visit., article on http://www.api-rp.com/
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