student profile: Ms Pradytia Pertiwi Pertiwi


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Thesis work

Thesis title: Progress towards including people with disabilities in development in Indonesia

Supervisors: Michelle VILLENEUVE , Gwynnyth LLEWELLYN

Thesis abstract:

People with disabilities are amongst the most vulnerable groups in relation to natural hazards. Evidence has shown the disproportionate impacts of disaster for people with disabilities and revealed key reasons why they are continuously victimised in disaster situations. People with disabilities were overlooked for more than two decades in the international Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) frameworks and their implementation, amplifying their exclusion. With the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030 (SFDRR) now recognising people with disabilities and their representative organisations as crucial partners in disaster resilience building, it raises questions on how the disability community will respond and contribute to ensure disability inclusion in DRR within their local communities and, especially in the context of developing countries exposed to a greater risk of disaster. Research looking at this ‘shift of paradigm’ is currently lacking. How do Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs) lead DRR initiatives? What can be learned from DPO’s practice with respect to community inclusion in DRR? The paper aims to discuss these issues by applying the Socio-Cultural Activity Theory (SCAT) framework to understand collaborative practice within three case studies of DPO-led DRR projects in three district hazard-prone areas in Indonesia and to further unfold key learnings in relation to participation, inclusion and resilience building from the practices and experiences of these DPOs.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Villeneuve, M., Robinson, A., Pertiwi, P., Kilham, S., Llewellyn, G. (2017). The Role and Capacity of Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) as Policy Advocates for Disability Inclusive DRR in Indonesia. In Riyanti Djalante, Matthias Garschagen, Frank Thomalla, Rajib Shaw (Eds.), Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia: Progress, Challenges, and Issues, (pp. 335-356). Cham: Springer. [More Information]

2017

  • Villeneuve, M., Robinson, A., Pertiwi, P., Kilham, S., Llewellyn, G. (2017). The Role and Capacity of Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) as Policy Advocates for Disability Inclusive DRR in Indonesia. In Riyanti Djalante, Matthias Garschagen, Frank Thomalla, Rajib Shaw (Eds.), Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia: Progress, Challenges, and Issues, (pp. 335-356). Cham: Springer. [More Information]

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