Sutopo Purwo Nugroho

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho 2017.jpg
Sutopo in 2017
Born(1969-10-07)7 October 1969
Died7 July 2019(2019-07-07) (aged 49)
  • Civil servant
  • academic
OrganizationIndonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB)
TitleHead of Data, Information and Public Relations Center at BNPB

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (7 October 1969 – 7 July 2019) was an Indonesian civil servant and academic who worked at the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management as its head of public relations.

An alumnus of Gadjah Mada University and Bogor Agricultural Institute, he started working for the government in 1994 before being placed at his public relations post in 2010.

Early life and education

Sutopo was born in Boyolali, Central Java, on 7 October 1969 as the first son of Suharsono Harsosaputro and Sri Roosmandari.[1] His father was a teacher.[2] He attended elementary, middle and high schools in his hometown.[3]

He earned his bachelor's degree in Geography from Gadjah Mada University in 1993, where he was the best graduate of the year. Later, he received his master's degree and PhD in hydrology,[4] specialising in the carbon cycle and climate change,[2] from Bogor Agricultural Institute.[4] According to Sutopo in an interview with, he nearly became a research professor in 2012 before his appointment was cancelled by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences. This apparent setback led directly to his being hired as an Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) researcher working at the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB).[5]

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