Dr. Mizan Bisri is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University, Japan. He is the founder of caribencana.id (CARI! or SEARCH – Search Engine for Risk and Resilience): an end-to-end web-based disaster-knowledge management platform powered by spatial-analytics and machine-learning to harvest multiple knowledge bases. Dr. Bisri is also one of the co-leads of the U-INSPIRE Indonesia 2021-2023, a platform for youth and young professional in the utilization of science-engineering-technology-innovation (SETI) for disaster risk reduction.
Dr. Bisri’s research and expertise areas are ranging from disaster risk management, humanitarian studies, comparative regional cooperation with a focus on Southeast Asia, climate change adaptation, and science-technology-society within international relations. He received a Ph.D. in political science from Kobe University, with research on intergovernmental and inter-organizational modeling in disaster management and humanitarian operations. Prior to his doctorate, he received MA in political science also from Kobe University and M.Sc. and B.Sc. in regional city planning from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia.
With more than 10 years of experience in Asia-Pacific, he has worked for the AHA Centre, UNU-IAS, the University of Tokyo, Asia Pacific Institute of Research, and ITB, and has served as a specialist for the World Bank, ASEAN Secretariat, UN-ESCAP, and other development partners. He is also enlisted with the following networks and rosters: ASEAN-Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ERAT), UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination team (UNDAC), International Humanitarian Studies Association, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) young scientists, U-INSPIRE, International Association of Indonesian Scientists (I4), Indonesian Association of Planners (IAP), among others.