Mulia Nurhasan


Mulia Nurhasan, M.Sc

Fishery, Nutrition and Development Expert
email: mulianurhasan(at)gmail(dot)com
Mulia Nurhasan, M.Sc is an Indonesia based PhD candidate at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, currently working part time on her PhD from home, while doing consultancy for Center for Regulation Policy and Governance (CRPG) Ibn Khaldun University, Bogor.  Mulia was primarily trained in fish processing technology at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), where she graduated as National Most Outstanding Student. She furthered her study in Norway in 2006, and was graduated in 2008 as the second best student in the Master of International Fishery Management program from Norwegian School of Fishery Science, University of Tromso.
Mulia worked with UN FAO Tsunami Response Team from 2005-2006, restoring the livelihood of fish traders and fish processors impacted by the disaster. She was among the first national consultant in post-harvest fishery in Aceh, as well as the first woman consultant in UN FAO Fishery team in Aceh. It was after her mission, that the post-harvest fishery sector in Aceh started to gain attention from donors around the world. Upon completing her master degree, Mulia returned back to Aceh and worked with UNDP and UN FAO. In 2009, she brought Aceh fish traders to five countries in Malaysia for training and field visit. The fish traders on training are now re-established and have expanded their business.
In 2010, Mulia started her PhD in Denmark as part of WinFood project, testing the efficacy of fish based complementary food, specifically in whole blood fatty acid content. In this research project, Mulia, together with the WinFood team, sampled blood from 400 Cambodian infants, before and after they were fed with fish based complementary food for nine months. After the intervention study was completed, Mulia conducted an economic study to understand Cambodian’s willingness to pay for the fish-based complementary food, as well as their knowledge on nutrition and child feeding. As a researcher Mulia has published in internationally recognized journal, namely Food Composition and Analysis and Maternal and Child Nutrition. Mulia is fluent in English and Bahasa, with fair understanding in German.
Mulia’s passion is to help the poor and the marginalized people. Her decade of dedication to fishery has been based on her altruism. Fishers and people living in coastal areas are often, the most marginalized, poor and uneducated communities. And fish as well as other aquatic animals are arguably the most available source of protein and fatty acids for the poor. Mulia wishes to use her knowledge in fishery and nutrition to give back to the fishing communities.

Richo Wibowo




Richo Wibowo, SH, LL.M 

Lecturer at the faculty of law Universitas Gadjah Mada; Affiliated Researcher at the Center for Regulation, Policy and Governance (CRPG)
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Expertise and Research Interest: Administrative Law, Good Governance, Procurement, Comparative Law, Corruption
Richo obtained his Bachelor of Laws (S.H) from Faculty of Law, Universitas Islam Indonesia in 2006. He then served as a public defender at Legal Aid and Consultation Institute under that University. A year later, he got a scholarship from the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology to study Master of Laws (LL.M) program at Utrecht University.
Since 2008, Richo has been working as a lecturer at Administrative Law Department, Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). His teaching subjects are Administrative Law, Law and Public Policy, and the Oversight of the Executive Power. 
From 2012 to this moment, Richo has been pursuing his Ph.D. research at the Institute of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Legal Theory, Utrecht University. This research is financially supported by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Universitas Gadjah Mada, and Utrecht University. 
The theme of his Ph.D. is about reducing bureau-pathology on public procurement in Indonesia from two perspectives: selected principles of good governance (transparency, equality, and accountability) and comparative public procurement laws of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Having regard that public contract is an intertwined issue; although his research focuses on administrative law, the research also discusses the issue of business (competition) law and criminal (anti-corruption) law. 
Richo has been involved in various teams for conducting research activities or delivering legal advice to, inter alia, Ministry of Public Works, Jogjakarta Province, GIZ, GTZ - Swiss Contact. Some of his thoughts can be found in chapters in books, journals, or opinions in the newspapers.

Rio Deswandi




Dr. rer. pol. Rio Deswandi

Affiliated Expert, CRPG
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Expertise and Research Interest: political ecology, environmental and natural resources governance, management of toxic and chemicals substances
Dr. Deswandi obtained his Dr. rer. pol from the University of Bremen with a thesis entitled "Understanding Institutional Dynamics: The Emergence, Persistence, and Change of Institutions in Fisheries in Spermonde Archipelago, South Sulawesi, Indonesia" (2012). Rio's primary passion has always been political ecology, especially in coastal and small islands. He started his career as a biologist before entering the realm of social science. Currently, Rio works for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for projects related to the management and phasing out of Persistent Organic Pollutants.
Dr Deswandi has published a number of papers, among other:
  • Glaser, M., Baitoningsih, W., Ferse, S. C., Neil, M., & Deswandi, R. (2010). Whose sustainability? Top–down participation and emergent rules in marine protected area management in Indonesia. Marine Policy, 34(6), 1215-1225.
  • Glaser, M., Breckwoldt, A., Deswandi, R., Radjawali, I., Baitoningsih, W., & Ferse, S. C. (2015). Of exploited reefs and fishers–A holistic view on participatory coastal and marine management in an Indonesian archipelago.Ocean & Coastal Management116, 193-213.
  • DESWANDI, R., GLASER, M., & FERSE, S. (2014). What makes a Social System Resilient?. Environmental Uncertainty and Local Knowledge: Southeast Asia as a Laboratory of Global Ecological Change, 243.