Abie SancayaIndonesia (Host: Princeton in Asia)
Abie is a humanitarian worker whose work focuses on migrant protection and supporting the sexual and gender minority community around the world. In 2019, he founded BRANI, a virtual safe space for Indonesians that encourages discussion and provides information on SOGIESC-related issues. Abie has previously worked with diverse organizations, such as Amnesty International, Project Hope 4 Kids, and International Organization for Migration. He has experience in program management and providing direct assistance to vulnerable groups such as asylum seekers, refugees, and victims of human trafficking both in Indonesia and abroad. Abie earned a Master’s degree in Theology from Uppsala University in Sweden and a Master’s degree in International Humanitarian Action from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Abie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Abie aims to bolster BRANI by learning about effective online campaigns and how to reach those without Internet access. He also wants to gain insight into the unintended negative consequences of outreach campaigns, including backlash, confusion, and desensitization. Abie now focuses on acquiring skills in organizational management, leadership, fundraising and grant-writing, marketing and communications, and strategic planning.
Host Organization: Princeton in Asia
Role at Host Organization: As a Programs Fellow, Abie will develop relationships with host countries and organizations; improve tools for evaluating new and renewing partnerships for Princeton in Asia; and implement equitable, inclusive best practices in recruitment, application, review, and fellow support in partnership with PiA staff and Board of Trustees committees.
Anggita IndariIndonesia (Host: International Accountability Project)
Anggita Ayu Indari has nearly four years of experience in the digital communication sector and earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies from Universitas Jenderal Soedirman in Purwokerto, Indonesia. She began her career as an SEO Content Specialist in Trans Media Sosial, a digital agency operated under one of Indonesia’s most prominent media corporations, Trans Media. She assisted some brands to achieve high visibility on search engines by mapping the right content strategy, providing copies, and optimizing website pages. After two years of experience, Anggita decided to work for USAID Indonesia’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), under the USAID-BANTU Project, where she provided daily updates and analysis of COVID-19 media reports and social media communications for several USAID implementing partners, including Indonesia’s Ministry of Health, Indonesia’s Chief of Staff Office, Food and Agriculture Organization, and other governmental agencies. As Communications Fellow with the International Accountability Project, Anggita supports the creation of content and the monitoring of metrics to measure progress achieving the goals of communication strategies, reinforcing the communications activities of IAP staff around the world. Anggita believes that her expertise in content strategy will promote the local wisdom of the Indigenous Community in Eastern Indonesia on sustainability and conservation. Beyond her professional work, she is passionate about women and gender issues and the discussion of local traditions on sustainability. Anggita initiated a project to promote women’s role in sustainable development, Perempuan Berkelanjutan (Women for Sustainability).
Host Organization: International Accountability Project
Role at Host Organization: As the Communications Fellow at the International Accountability Project, Anggita will learn how the organization creates and implements communication strategies globally. The Fellow will support the creation of content and the monitoring of metrics to measure progress achieving the goals of each communication strategy as well as reinforce the communications activities of IAP staff around the world.
Naura Nabila HaryantoIndonesia (Host: Advocates for Youth)
Naura Nabila Haryanto is an early-professional development practitioner, young advocate, and facilitator passionate about issues of equal and inclusive access to education, gender justice, and meaningful youth participation. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, she continued to empower young people to tackle harmful gender norms in Rutgers Indonesia by leading a gender-mainstreamed education program for high schoolers in 7 Indonesian provinces. Naura believes that young people should be meaningfully and inclusively involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating. As a young advocate, she used her first-hand experiences to develop a national module of gender-mainstreamed education for in and out-of-school and special-needs students with the Ministry of Education & Culture and Ministry of Health. Recognizing the need to expand the network among legislative policy-makers, she is now involved in the advocacy work of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) Indonesia Office. She coordinates with the Committee of Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation under House of Representative of Indonesia to support Indonesia’s diplomatic parliaments in maximizing Indonesia’s parliamentary diplomatic effort in advocating for humanitarian crisis response in Myanmar. Her work earned recognition from UNESCO as the Young Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) Advocates Team to reflect on the comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) Global Status Report. She was also granted with ARROW-RHRN Changemakers Seed, where she initiated a 2-months peer-mentorship program to train 11 sex education teachers as mentors to utilize digital platforms in responding to traditional learning disruption. Lastly, she also shared her policy initiative towards gender-mainstreamed education in Indonesia’s national curricula as the Favourite Finalist for Future Leaders Connect by British Council.
Host Organization: Advocates for Youth
Role at Host Organization: At Advocates for Youth, Naura will be serving as the AMAZE Global Partnerships Fellow. She will be assisting in efforts to support partnerships in Southeast Asia and facilitate youth engagement associated with Advocates’ AMAZE International work in the region. Throughout her fellowship, Naura will assist partners with the adaptation and dissemination of 9 AMAZE sexuality education videos and accompanying video discussion guides to meaningfully engage adolescents in Southeast Asia. She will also help with the documentation and monitoring of partnerships in the region through regular communication and collaboration with the AMAZE team.
Fathina Diyanissa is a government employee from Jakarta, Indonesia. She is a design graduate turned public sector hustler with three-year experience in the creative economy, currently employed in the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy as the assistant to the Vice Minister. Fathina graduated with a Design major in Institut Teknologi Bandung and started her professional work as a designer for two years. Her desire to be involved in the creative sector beyond the practicing realm led her to join the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy, where she specializes in the facilitation and potential development of Intellectual Property Rights in creative industries. Upon the merging of the agency into the Ministry of Tourism of Creative Economy, Fathina joined the assisting team to the Vice Minister, closely working with and reporting to the Vice Minister on strategic programs across the ministry. This gives her a valuable chance to see the helicopter view of the governance of the creative industry, as well as how it intersects with the tourism sector. In her further career in the public sector, Fathina hopes to remain rooted in her creative background, using her opportunities and acquired experiences to advance the ecosystem of the creative industry in Indonesia, particularly in empowering local culture and communities.
Edrida Pulungan has 10 years worked in the Secretary-General House of Regional Representatives of Republic Indonesia and expert in partnership. She earned a double Bachelor’s in Economics and Education and also a double Masters in International Relations and Sociology. She currently pursues a Ph.D. in Government Science. She worked as a Parliament PR and was then promoted as a Policy Analyst in research and budget center which has opened her mind about public policy and collaborative government. During COVID-19 to recovery economy, she innovated a penta-helix model for developing creative economy under law no. 24 and proposed her innovation to the minister. She is also active in building partnerships with senators, local, central government, private sector, academician, community, and media to overcome the social and economic problem by initiating discussion Local Heroes Network which involved youth and community. Edrida was awarded as a Government Official by the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform. Edrida was concern with collaborative government, partnership, capacity building, climate change, woman empowerment, peace, and a creative economy. She published books, research, and opinion about global issues. Her book was part of the collection of Global Peace library in Paris, the title” The Peace Message of The Earth” and visited UNESCO. She is a Climate Change Leader trained by Al Gore. She also the Founder of Lentera Pustaka Indonesia which promotes literacy and the Founder of Corps International Government 4.0. She was selected to be part of Global Woman Leader ASEAN by IWB Malaysia. As a future leader, she believed her contribution to the Indonesian government and the US will increase the best partnership in the future.
Mita Puspita earned a Medical Doctor’s degree from Padjadjaran University. She has seven years of experience in clinical trial vaccines. She is responsible for the bacterial vaccine clinical trial, which handling the clinical trial from the very beginning to the end. Her main responsibility is; literature searching as the background of clinical trial design, developing clinical trial protocol, clinical trial site identification, coordinating vaccine clinical trial with the trial centers, monitoring the clinical trials, reviewing the reports, and responding to the feedback from the National Regulatory Affair about a clinical trial in the licensure process. She also has experience in managing vaccine safety data and analysis. Since graduated from medical school and was then involved in dengue research in Bandung. She also had experience as a physician in very remote areas in Yahukimo District, Papua, Indonesia. After she was involved in INA-RESPOND, Indonesia Research Partnership on Infectious Disease as a Research Assistant. She now focuses on preventive medicine and public health. Her passion to support immunization programs, that can decrease the morbidity and the mortality of communicable infectious diseases in Indonesia.
Dwi Rezeki Kirana BangunIndonesia
Dwi Rezeki Kirana Bangun is a civil servant in the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Indonesia Open University. She has been working in Indonesia Tax Court for six years and has a strong understanding of taxation and management both in theory and practice. Besides that, she developed an interest in nature and the environment. She is currently participating as a Hutan Itu Indonesia (HII) volunteer, one of the leading organizations campaigning about Indonesian forests. She also participated in fundraising and collected 86 million rupiahs to adopt more than 430 trees in the Sumatra forest. Recently, HII and more than 140 collaborators declared 7 August as Forest Day in Indonesia for the first time. This action is acknowledged by the Minister of Environment and Forestry. Combining her government experience and volunteering in HII, she initiated a movement called Forest is Our Friend (FiOF). Every month, FiOF presents a talk show called ‘Forest Talk’ that invited various speakers from all over Indonesia, such as Dayak Tribe Community, musicians, filmmakers, researchers, and anyone related to the forest. Her main goal is to raise awareness for Indonesian people to know more about the importance of protecting the forest as it is the source of clean air, clean water, and home for millions of people, flora, and fauna. She encouraged people to take real action by planting trees in their homes or protecting the existing forest with tree adoption and visit national parks to support ecotourism.
Maman Saputra worked at The Center for Public Health Policy Universitas Lambung Mangkurat where he earned his Bachelor’s degree. Currently, he studied in the final semester of the Public Health Postgraduate Program at Universitas Indonesia. Last year, he researched the COVID-19 policy response in Indonesia. The research analyzed the policy response from the government included the policy content, actors, and process. He contributes to policy analysis, research design, and data collection. He also evaluates the COVID-19 quick handling guidelines from the government in another research. Maman has academic and research passion, especially on one health and health economic issues. He has focused on his passion when he worked as a research and academic assistant on Public Health Program Universitas Lambung Mangkurat. He has appropriate skills in policy analysis, data management, and journal publication. Recently, he designs a stunting prevention and control project in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, related to the previous project on stunting in South Kalimantan (one of the national priority areas of stunting) in the last three years. Maman also led a non-profit organization, Edu-Kesmas, and Lakmus-IYMDS, that campaign the public and environmental health to the society directly and virtually through social media. He has also participated in several workshops and professional organizations in terms of leadership, management, and data analysis.
For approximately more than 11 years, Veronika Oxtafia has been working in the Public Prosecutor Institution (Attorney General Office of The Republic of Indonesia). As a Public Prosecutor Officer, Veronika Oxtafia handled multiple criminal cases and there are parts of them dealing with crimes against children. Within her law enforcement duties, Veronika focuses not merely on law enforcement efforts, but on the other side, she as well as committing deterrence duties to overcome or at least decreasing the number of crimes against child/children, and as consequences, the children would still receive their physical and/or psychological protection amongst their society later on and still could get their bright future. Due to those reasons, Veronika has committed sort of cooperation with Dinas Pemberdayaan Anak dan Perempuan (Child and Woman Empowerment Service) under the Merauke District Government to makeover District of Merauke to be a region with its characteristic that welcome and care towards children through several deterrence efforts such as establishing a halfway house for street children in District of Merauke.
Zhifa Lailatunnazhifah is an International Relations graduate with a keen interest in public policy and community development. Her career began with the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI), where her legacy of trilateral cooperation “China-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program” remains. She acquired four years of experience directing international conferences, working closely with the Indonesian diaspora across the world, and accomplished 60% growth of FPCI chapters at local universities. She assisted a female parliamentarian at the House of Representatives. During her tenure, she was accountable to aid with Commission I counterparts and delivered support in the Privacy Data Protection Bill drafting session. She is currently managing a capacity-building project for Indonesian women entrepreneurs under Kinara Indonesia and Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. Her compassion to bring impact to society has been cultivated since doing community service assignments in high school. She is currently leading Think Policy Society, a community for Indonesian young professionals with a focus to promote evidence- and empathy-based policymaking in Indonesia. Her professional journey has exposed her to the urgency of implementing a gender-transformative approach in public policy. She is now working on an interesting project, where she got to support gender justice values and meaningful and inclusive youth participation with Rutgers International. During her spare time, she likes to read about world history, social movements, and behavioral studies.
Novika C. MaharaniIndonesia
C Novika Maharani was born in Malang, Indonesia. She completed a Bachelor’s of Law in International Law at Sebelas Maret University. Passionate in the international field, she is currently working as an Analyst in the Deputy of International Economic Cooperation – Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of Indonesia. Her main duties are to analyze matters related to building and maintaining economic partnerships between Indonesia and countries in the American continent countries. The analysis is not limited to trade agreement negotiation, bilateral forum meetings, and dispute settlement in World Trade Organization. Through working in her current unit and institution, she began to learn the importance of partnership as it is stated as 17th SDGs, whether it is between inter-ministries or agencies, and partner countries. Inspired by the importance of cooperation and collaboration between ministries and agencies in Indonesia, she joined a community called Abdimuda Indonesia, with other young Indonesian Civil Servants. Abdimuda Indonesia aims to promote young Indonesian public servants to have a smart mindset to contribute to their work, encourage social movements, also prepare them as the future leader of Indonesia’s government. Other than that, she is also a member of Think Policy, a think-tank for young professionals that undertakes brainstorming and research of Indonesia policy. By joining Abdimuda Indonesia and Think Policy, she contributes and encourages collaboration for young public servants and young professionals to build critical thinking patterns towards various policies and help them to reach self-development opportunities.
Ayunda is a communication professional with years of experience working for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Currently, she is focusing on the communication for development (C4D) field where she is interested in any work related to behavioral and social change. She believes that communication plays a crucial role in helping social change in the community. She is currently working for the International Labour Organization and involved in several projects related to labor issues. Prior to joining the United Nations, she worked as a Public Relations and Communications Manager at SOS Children Villages, an INGO that provides care for children who lost or at risk of losing parental care. As a communication professional, Ayunda does not dedicate herself to a particular development issue, but she is very interested in children, public health, and equality topics. Before dedicating herself to non-profit organizations, she used to work at Public relations firms where she developed her skills at developing and executing communication strategy plans for multinational and technology companies. She is now pursuing her calling as a C4D expert and wishes to explore opportunities and collaborations with more international development organizations. Ayunda holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Indonesia majoring in Communication. She later awarded by Chevening Scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in Communication for Development (C4D) at the University of Reading, the United Kingdom.