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Bambang Susantono

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Bambang Susantono is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He assumed the position in July 2015.

Mr. Susantono is responsible for management of ADB's Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and Department of Communications.

17 October 2018

6th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum opens at ADB headquarters

VP Bambang Susantono on 17 October 2018 led high-level officials from Palau, the Philippines, UN Climate Change Secretariat, and UN Environment in opening the forum, which puts a spotlight on climate resilience. Over 850 delegates from 30 ADB developing member countries are sharing knowledge and experience on practical solutions to strengthening resilience of human and natural systems, key economic sectors, and island communities. See speechnews release, photo.

2 October 2018

Asia Water Forum underscores innovation and governance

The three-day - Information, Innovation and Technology kicked off in the morning of 2 October 2018 at ADB HQ, bringing together over 800 professionals including 150 speakers in plenary and technical sessions, workshops, and side meetings. ADB VP Bambang Susantono, in his opening remarks, emphasized addressing the mismanagement of water and the $800 billion investment required until 2030 to develop water and sanitation infrastructure in Asia. See news, photo.

24 September 2018

IsDB, ADB sign Knowledge Cooperation Agreement

ADB Vice President Bambang Susantono and Islamic Development Bank's (IsDB) Vice President for Country Programs Mansur Muhtar signed the Knowledge Cooperation Agreement in Jeddah on 24 September 2018. The agreement will facilitate partnerships to promote cross-country knowledge sharing and adoption of global best development practices. The agreement also includes capacity building and joint efforts in conducting country diagnostic studies for selected mutual member countries of ADB and IsDB.

20 September 2018

VP Susantono emphasizes improving ADB’s climate financing capabilities

At a training session held on 20 September 2018 at ADB headquarters, ADB Vice President Bambang Susantono highlighted the importance of enhancing internal capabilities to enable ADB to reach its climate financing commitments. He also discussed ADB's investments in helping member countries lower greenhouse gas emissions and become more climate-resilient. More than 60 ADB staff members and consultants participated in the training. See photo

12 September 2018

Transport forum highlights financing, policies, and technological advances

The Transport Forum 2018 opened on 12 September 2018 at ADB Headquarters with ADB President Takehiko Nakao and Vice President Bambang Susantono participating in the opening session. President Nakao said that Asia and the Pacific’s transport needs will require $8.4 trillion in financing by 2030. He emphasized the importance of transport development not only for economic growth, but also for enhancing people's quality of life and meeting basic human needs. To grow, the transport sector needs the right policies, technology and finance, and the use of public-private partnerships. Other forum participants included Afghanistan Public Works Minister Yama Yari, JICA France Office Chief Representative Megumi Muto, and Japan Society of Northern California President Lawrence Greenwood. ADB Vice President Bambang Susantono emphasized comprehensive asset management and the growing need for innovative planning and financing in transport operations in alignment with Strategy 2030, ADB’s long-term corporate strategy. Discussions focused on practical approaches to the region’s transport challenges and knowledge sharing about the latest technological advances in the sector. See photo

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Dr. Bambang Susantono is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He is responsible for ADB’s knowledge management through direct oversight of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and Department of Communications.

Dr. Susantono supervises the development of ADB’s flagship publications and reports on Asia’s Key Development Indicators, Asia Development Outlook, and Economic Indicators. This includes macro, micro and regional economic research and financial integration to inform country partnership strategies and diagnostic studies among others. He coordinates ADB's multi-sector operations research to support its investments through technical assistance programs from multiple donor trust funds across energy, transport, urban, water, finance, education, and health sectors. Dr. Susantono provides strategic leadership on ADB’s commitment to the global sustainability and climate change agenda through mainstreaming of environment, climate change and disaster risk, governance, regional cooperation and integration, social and gender equity, rural development and food security, across ADB’s respective business lines. He is also responsible for ensuring due diligence and quality assurance of operations through the management of environment and social safeguards. He anchors ADB communication on development issues and access to information across multiple stakeholders, internal and external audiences.

Prior to this, Dr. Susantono was the Acting Minister, and Vice-Minister of Transportation of Indonesia, and Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development at the Office of Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs. He chaired several research institutes and taught in universities. He was also Member of the Board for airline, port, telecommunications and media companies.

Dr. Susantono holds a PhD in Infrastructure Planning, and has Master’s degrees in Transportation Engineering, and City and Regional Planning from the University of California Berkeley. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology.