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.