Mialy RasoanarivonyMadagascar (Host: Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship)
Mialy Rasoanarivony is currently a business analyst at BNI Madagascar. The position allows her a deeper understanding of the economic realities of her country over the past 4 years by assessing the scope of several activities. Surrounding herself with financial decision-makers and leaders has greatly enhanced her risk management, analytic skills, and financial decision making towards large to middle activities. BNI is the first banking Industry implementing the environmental and social management system toward the private sector businesses they accompany. She has a great interest for Development and Environment as SDGs goal to achieve. Madagascar has great environmental potential, as the country deserves to become a developed one regarding all of their resources. Her versatile background in environmental and financial fields up to Master Degrees will help her achieve the perfect intersection of business and environment. She also has focused her environmental studies on waste water optimization for textile companies, hydrological studies, assisting a borehole implementation to meet a company’s water needs with all technical studies, and the bioremediation techniques for soil polluted by hydrocarbons. Those have been done with strong collaboration with the Nationals Environmental and Industrial Centers. In addition to circular economy experiences toward some private sectors. She strongly believes that the sustainable financing accompanied with adapted environmental policies and strategies should be an impactful component for private sectors sustainable development achievements.
Host Organization: Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Role at Host Organization: At the Miller Center, Mialy will serve as the Impact Measurement and Management Fellow: Supporting the onboarding of social entrepreneurs onto an impact measurement platform and conducting independent research with SCU faculty.
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.
Novi Andriyanto has six years of working experience in the public sector of a developing country. He has been an Internal Auditor in the Ministry of Finance, the Republic of Indonesia. He holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Accounting, as well as multiple training and courses in relevant subjects of his works such as treasury, finance, economics, risk management, and internal control. Recently, he became a member of the Ministry of Finance COVID-19 Response and Economic Recovery Program Supervisory Task Force. He acted as a Project Management Office Member who oversees the performance and reporting processes of the task force that look after Rp692 billion rupiahs of the program’s budget. In this project, he acquired many skills related to managing the state budgets and helped the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia improve the effectiveness and the efficiency of the program so that it could help curb the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He is a policy and development professional who has always been eager to learn more about government, economics, public policy, and international relations. Furthermore, he is always passionate about building communities and has a keen interest in building a network through collaboration with other professionals.
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.
Bayu Ramadhan Putra has years of experience in both the private sector and government, which all of which are related to finance, economics, and education. After graduating, Bayu gained experience in marketing and sales at Prime Blue International, LLC then Corporate Banking at KEB Hana Bank, specializing in analysis and feasibility on Indonesian corporate accounts. With the knowledge and experience, he decided to serve in the government where he is currently posted at the Ministry of Trade of The Republic of Indonesia. Bayu’s previous proved to be influential in government work, utilizing it in helping to formulate regulations, increase Indonesia’s trade balance, enhance international trade cooperation, maintain stability in the domestic market especially on basic goods, and elevate local small to medium enterprises to be financially feasible and export worthy. For over the last two years, Bayu has seen first-hand the importance of how information on trade regulation and the economy is evenly spread in the country, also how education plays a huge part in shaping the economy. From previously working with multi-national companies to serving in the interests of the economy of all classes, it was obvious that the level of education and access to information influenced people’s ethics, determination, and mindset. This experience, together with organizational and social activities throughout high school and university, developed Bayu’s passion for fair trade, education, and the development of society, determined to continue working and studying in order to best serve the economy.
Astari Raihanah currently lives in Sarmi Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia. She earned her Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Economics of Statistics from the Institute of Statistics (Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Statistik Jakarta). Since then, she works as a Statistician for the Indonesian Government in the Statistics of Sarmi Regency Office, where she is actively involved in the economics and trade-related surveys and censuses conducted by the Indonesian Government. She also has experience in statistics-related conferences in Malaysia and Thailand. During her experiences in these conferences, she learned Bayesian Data Analysis and R programming as a new tool for data analysis in official statistics. In her meantime, she also volunteered for local communities by teaching basic skills such as reading, writing, and basic math for underprivileged young children from remote areas in Papua.
Trained as an economist from the University of Indonesia, with over 10 years of experience in corporate & market strategy, Fajrin Hanggoro decided on a career shift toward the public sector after completing his Master’s degree with a scholarship from Chevening. His first professional experience as a Market Analyst in Krakatau Steel gave him the chance to understand the backward and forward linkage of the industry, including the critical role of energy availability for industrial development. Driven by curiosity on energy availability, Fajrin decided to work at Siemens where his role focuses on analyzing the energy market & the country’s energy policy. During the work at Siemens, He took a sabbatical for postgraduate study at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom to connect the dots of his industry and energy experience from the perspective of sustainable energy policy. As a student who was passionate about energy topics, Fajrin participated as a delegate for International Student Energy Summit 2017 in Mexico where he presented his idea about the sustainable energy transition. Those experiences gave him both the wide-perspective and deep understanding of the problem in each sector that will be critical as a consultant in public issues. Now as a Senior Consultant at Palladium he wants to bring the market expertise to support the small-holder farmers through a market system development approach. His role also includes monitoring the environmental aspect of the intervention program to ensure the program aligns with the sustainable development agenda, where Fajrin is passionate about.
Surya Hardiansyah currently lives in Sarmi Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia. He earned his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Computational Statistics from the Institute of Statistics (Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Statistik Jakarta). As soon as he graduated, he works as a civil servant and was stationed in a remote area to work at Statistics of Sarmi Regency which also covered the Mamberamo Raya Regency area. Being involved directly in the Center of Traditional Society as a Survey and Census-Taker, he was inspired to do more for the good of the Papuans. With its rough and uncertain topography, Papua Island seems to be better developed alongside the help from an integrated Geographical Information System (GIS), which is why Surya is fascinated with GIS and spatial data science and wants to develop them in many ways to help the development of Papua Island’s residents and resources.
Cyndi Natalia has over 10 years of experience as a Legal Analyst for the Ministry of Finance in Indonesia. Upon receiving the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP), she pursued a Master of law (LLM) degree from the Pennsylvania University in the USA. Cyndi’s primary duty as a civil servant in the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia is to enforce bureaucracy reformation and finance professional development through her expertise in drafting national laws. Cyndi has contributed to many legal drafting of the statute. Her recent work is drafting the omnibus law for the Financial Reporting Law of Indonesia, which will reform all the governmental organizations of submitting a financial report to establish a uniform and transparent report with the support of digital technologies. Cyndi has been involved in many international affairs diplomacy and agreements to develop regulations and programs for accountant professionals in Indonesia. Specifically, during the ASEAN Economic Community, to ensure the free trade and services in the ASEAN region fairly implemented for all member states. She was appointed by the Minister of Finance of Indonesia to hold a position as the Head of ACPACC Secretariat. With this position, she is trusted to liaise and coordinate with relevant authorities and or parties regarding accountant professionals within ASEAN member states and facilitate mobility of accountancy services professionals across ASEAN.
Saumya has over seven years of experience in the field of marketing, communications, and social impact. After working with corporates for three years, Saumya transitioned into the development sector as a Youth for India Fellow with the Aga Khan Foundation. The 13-months fellowship provided her the opportunity to work with a tribal community in western India to establish a for-profit social enterprise to provide a sustainable source of livelihood for the tribe. Having gained substantial insight into the gravitating issues in the development sector along with project management, capacity building, and community mobilization skills after the fellowship, Saumya co-founded a social enterprise, Tales & Treasures, that works to promote and establish micro-entrepreneurs. Currently, Saumya is working with the Ministry of Health, Government of India, on the strategy and implementation of the National Digital Health Mission. Prior to this, Saumya led the communications vertical of the Indian School of Business & Finance, a teaching institution of The London School of Economics, bringing international education to Indian students at an affordable cost. She has worked with multiple startups in the domain of e-commerce and technology on crafting their communications, public relations, and social media strategies. She has also been a volunteer with youth organizations, such as AIESEC and SPIC MACAY, leading university-level campaigns and events. Professionally and personally, Saumya aspires to take up roles in the area of communication for development and social entrepreneurship to contribute to some of the most pressing issues of her country.
Elizaveta Godunova earned a Master’s degree in Political Science Applied to Ethnic Policy from Saint Petersburg State University in Saint Petersburg in 2017. After her baccalaureate, she worked for the Leningrad Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry as an Assistant of the President. There, she mastered valuable professional skills such as statistical analysis, political and media landscape, and executive support. Also, she helped with facilitating the entry and support of foreign companies in the market of Russia and the CIS countries. During the master’s program, she trained in the government of the Novgorod region. There, she helped small and medium-sized businesses and the government to organize joint work. After university, Elizaveta worked at the Honey House LLC as a Marketing Assistant. She performed various marketing analyses, presentations about company development, and prepared the company for special exhibitions. Her main achievement was work on the Dozhd TV channel, a Russian independent television channel, where she organized the cooperation of the TV channel with the Ministry of Defense, taking into account unstable relations. Also, she worked with specialized companies on cooperation issues and led the organization of the filming process. Now, she is working for The Center for Strategic Research North-West Foundation as a Strategic Consultant.
Ahmidu BarrieSierra Leone (Org: Partners In Health)
Ahmidu Barrie has over ten years of experience in non-profit administration, logistics, and management. Ahmidu earned his first degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone in 2010 and later pursued his post-graduate degree in public administration at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM). His drive to help his country comes from seeing his parents work very hard to take care of their family, as well as his experience of being abducted and forced to be a child soldier during his country’s civil war. After working with Wellbody Alliance, a local NGO that helped care for amputees and others with war wounds, he knew his life’s work was to help the poorest of the poor. He established the Community Health Worker Program, which brought care to the doorsteps of people living with HIV and TB across Kono District. When Ebola came to Sierra Leone in 2014, Partners In Health began working with Wellbody, and they eventually merged. During this time, as lead Logistician, Ahmidu was tasked with creating Ebola care and treatment centers across two districts. Currently, as Chief Operating Officer for Partners In Health Sierra Leone, Ahmidu is helping shepherd the development of the Maternal Center of Excellence, which aims to improve health outcomes for women in a country with one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. Ahmidu is eager to learn from the experiences of his colleagues and hopes that sharing his experience in health systems strengthening in low-resource settings will be of use to others. The skills and training that he hopes to acquire will enable him to improve his capacities as a leader and be an even stronger advocate of social justice, health equity, and education.