John Petrus Talan

  • Role in Center:

    Junior Researcher

  • Discipline:

    Development Studies

  • University:

    Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change (IRGSC)

  • Country:


Biography: John Petrus Talan graduated with a Masters’ Degree in Development Studies from the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia. Before joining the GCSMUS Program, he worked as a researcher resident at the Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change (IRGSC)-Indonesia. He has worked as a co-evaluator and researcher in many NGO projects such as Plan International, World Vision, Lutheran World Relief, Child Fund, Millennium Challenge Account – Indonesia (MCA-Indonesia), ACF International, amongst others. He has also worked as a consultant in several government infrastructure development projects in Indonesia such as Park and Ride, Bus Station Development, and Transit-oriented Development (TOD). His areas of Interest are regional planning, community participation and innovation, infrastructure development, climate change, technology adoption, and water conflicts.

Research Topic: “The Challenge to Increase Community Participation in Urban Development in Indonesia”

Selected Publications:

  • Talan, J.P. et al. (2020): Tak Ada Rakyat Dalam Omnibus Law (No Citizen in Indonesian Job Creation Bill). KRuHA Working Paper.

  • Talan, J.P. (2019): The Role of Learning-Media (Technology) on Literacy-Numeracy Learning in Elementary School in Sumba. Submitted to Eastern Indonesian Review Journal.

  • Talan, JP. et al. (2018): Climate Change and Adoption of Technology on Farmers (Case Study of Climate Smart Agriculture in East Sumba). Jakarta. Indonesian planning school association.

  • Talan, JP. et al. (2017): The Influence of Social Technical Learning for the Development of Skateboard Industry in Indonesia (Case Study of Skateboard Community in Pasupati Skatepark Bandung)”. Jakarta. IPTEKIN.

  • Talan, J.P. (2015): Future of Water Governance and Challenges of Water Supply Through Dam Construction: A Case Study on Dam Conflict in NTT, Indonesia. IRGSC.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Community Participation & Innovation
  • Urban Planning & Development
  • Water Conflict & Governance
  • Climate Change
  • Science and Technology Studies

Prizes & Awards:

  • Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP ) 2016-2018
  • GCSMUS Scholarship Holder 2020

Memberships & Networks:

  • Member of East Nusa Tenggara Academia Forum