Semiarto Aji Purwanto -born in Purworejo, December 15, 1968 is a qualified and experience researcher that has been working in the area of social studies since 1990. His work includes; environmental/forestry studies, health & family, arts & culture, ethnographic studies and the use of information/technology. He is also served as trainer for research methodology and lecturer in the field of anthropology. As a researcher and scientist, he has published several publications since 1994, to include some of his own research. In addition, he has served in many activities as facilitator in the process of advocacy or program planning for community based management. Currently, he serving as the Director of The Centre for Anthropological Studies, which is a research centre at the Anthropology Department, Univ. of Indonesia and a Ph.D candidate at the same university as well.



Experienced in conducting qualitative research using ethnographic methods particularly in rural areas. Proven ability in project planning and evaluation, training, creating awareness, public relations, networking and partnership. Key strengths in:

  • Designing, conducting, and analyzing qualitative research

  • Developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programme activities

  • Managing relations with local people, government, funding agency, civil society and the media

Excel in behaviour change intervention and communication strategy development, liaising with stakeholders as well as network building. Experienced trainer and lecturer in social research methodology, multicultural issues, cross cultural communication and social forestry. Educational background in Anthropology Study.


English and Bahasa Indonesia: fluent