Niniek Yuliani has four years of experience in the government sector and six years of work in the private sector. Niniek earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Trisakti University in Jakarta. During her work as an engineer in the private sector, she realized her interest and goal of working to solve social problems in the community especially in the field of education, law enforcement, and public welfare. She works at an anti-corruption agency as a Specialist in Education. In this role, Niniek managed the anti-corruption prevention program for the business sector by facilitating advocacy forum at the local and national level in Indonesia, writing an anticorruption guidebook for the business sector, establishing a national work standard competency of Integrity Officer, and conducting anticorruption socialization, seminar and workshops for business, education, and public sector. Niniek focused on developing anti-corruption education programs by encouraging local governments to establish anticorruption education regulations and implement the program at schools. Thanks to this job, she was able to attract people’s awareness to complex social problems on anti-corruption, share anticorruption values and the rule of law, facilitate sessions for various segment from students to business people to improve their knowledge and awareness on anti-corruption, and engage them to involve and take actions to eradicate corruption through creative solutions for Indonesia free of corruption, fair law enforcement, and equal social welfare. Niniek enjoys focusing on topics of anti-corruption, education development, technology, and has a strong passion for self-development and public speaking.
Ratih Paramyta has been working in development programs for over five years across different work areas ranging from technology information, food security, and education. She is currently working as a program coordinator in one of USAID development projects, named CEGAH, supporting the government of Indonesia to improve the public service quality through public complaints. This program helps the government to increase government accountability and transparency in public services. With her background in IT, she has been involved in supporting evidence-based policymaking in public services by utilizing information systems. Ratih actively assists the government counterpart in developing a national complaint-handling management system. She also involves in some individual projects concerning solving urban challenges and reducing the digital gap in the community. She has a passion for enhancing the national e-government system to be more inclusive, affordable, and accessible nationwide. She is keen to oversee this challenge globally and as a learning exchange and bring the experience back to the community.
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.
Oky Adrian earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Bina Nusantara University and a Master’s degree in Information Systems Development from Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN), in the Netherlands, and a short course in data science at the University of South Australia. He became a government employee at the Ministry of Education and Culture and was then promoted to a supervisor with duties in collecting, processing, presenting data & information, analyzing current and future policy for policy formulation, implementation, evaluation publication, and public relations in the area of research and development. He was assigned as a Project Manager at the National Education Standards Agency to manage the meetings and policy brief for the board. Later, he was assigned project manager for the national assessment program. Those posts gave him experience and help him in shaping his ability and knowledge in government management and budgeting matters. For international fora, he also participated in meetings of the APEC Human Resources Working Group (APEC HRDWG) in Indonesia, China, the Philippines, Peru, Viet Nam, and Chile. Besides the work experiences, his personal interest in traveling has made him a more open-minded person and respect other’s way of life and cultures. Apart from traveling, he has a high interest in sports, particularly automotive sports: MotoGP and Formula 1. He believes that discipline, hard-working, and an open mind will bring us a successful person.
Pandu Kartika Putra has over three years of work and leadership experience in the public sector innovation space. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Informatics/Computer Science from Bandung Institute of Technology in 2017. He is a Digital Government Consultant, currently working with the World Bank on a project to help the Government of Indonesia craft its digital transformation strategies through research, engagement, and capacity building. He is also an advisor to Jabar Digital Service, the West Java provincial government digital innovation unit that he founded. Before leaving his full-time position as its Executive Director, he led the team to launch and manage 15+ award-winning programs and products that serve more than 48 million citizens and 40.000 civil servant officers. Through these experiences, Pandu has developed a unique blend of technology expertise, change management, bureaucracy savviness, and organization-building skills that are important to build lasting change in government. Previously, he honed his digital business skills and acumen in the private sector as the Head of Product at Feedloop and as the Head of Business at Warung Pintar, both are up-and-coming startups that are helping businesses grow by simplifying their digital transformation journey. He gained tremendous experience during these stints, learning how to innovate and build great products in an agile manner. Since his college days, Pandu has been an avid advocate of the role of technology in improving citizen’s quality of life, creating world-class public service, and making an accountable government.
Valeriya Ermilova has two years of experience in the nonprofit and business sectors and earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. While working as a Public Relations Manager for the LGBTQ Rights Organization, she wrote articles based on interviews and led projects to promote awareness of the current state of Russian LGBTQ rights. Previously, Valeriya worked at the global cybersecurity company Kaspersky, on the project “Coalition Against Stalkerware,” aimed at deterring gender-based digital violence and sexual abuse. Apart from that, Valeriya is contributing as an Internal Relations Manager to the Board of the European Youth Parliament (EYP), a non-governmental youth-led organization. Engagement in international sessions of the EYP as a delegate, journalist and organizer, strengthened her communication, planning, and problem-solving competencies. Valeriya is also interested in promoting gender equality and youth leadership and plans to explore the human rights aspect of peacebuilding while studying for her Master’s degree.
M M Zimran KhanBangladesh
Zimran Khan is a development professional with over nine years of experience in a diverse range of roles in telecommunications, biometrics, ICT, finance, and development. Currently, he serves as the Head of Exploration for UNDP Bangladesh. Before joining UNDP, Zimran served as an Analyst at the Asian Development Bank’s Bangladesh Resident Mission, where he administered their finance sector portfolio, comprising financial inclusion, capital market development, and public-private partnership projects. At ADB, he explored “Blockchain Technology for Development” and “Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Capital” initiatives and coordinated the Mission’s $500 million COVID-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support Program. Earlier, Zimran held multiple business development roles in the private sector and a partnership development role for a U.S. federal government contractor. Zimran loves to work with people to create innovative solutions and solve challenging problems. He is an Innovator Fellow at the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), Ambassador at the UNLEASH Innovation Lab, and SDG Leader at the Institute of Innovation Research. Zimran holds a BSc in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the American International University Bangladesh, an MBA from IBA, University of Dhaka, and studied International Development at the University of Edinburgh.
Alina Shaikhlislamova focuses on the goal of improving healthcare in Russia and the world by increasing the availability of innovative medicine for everyone. Alina possesses communication and organizational skills and has experience organizing and leading a volunteer team of ten people to teach schoolchildren to sort consumption waste and improve the environment. Alina also has technical and medical knowledge gained from over eight years as a Medical Equipment Sales Manager, Biomedical Engineer, and Implant Modeling worker. For almost three years now, Alina works as a Design Engineer of implants and medical equipment, where she wrote four know-hows and filed a patent. Alina’s main tasks are communicating with customers, forming a concept of a product, implementing modeling a prosthesis or equipment using software, and drawing up a report on the work done. Additionally, Alina is a Research Assistant at the Cyprus University of Technology in Cyprus. Together with her team, Alina is developing a new generation of portable blood analyzers. Working as an Engineer and Scientist, Alina continually participates in various scientific exhibitions and symposia. She annually makes scientific reports as a popularizer of science at city educational sites. Alina is concerned about the political and human rights situations in Russia. Alina would like to see her native country and fellow citizens take initiative for the country’s ecology, tolerate and respect each other, and know and defend their rights.
Marvin NgosaZambia (Org: PATH Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access)
Marvin Ngosa is an IT Specialist with extensive experience in Information Technology and particularly within the Health Industry. He has over 10 years of experience within the IT field and of which 7 years have been spent working in a number of International NGOs holding various Technical positions. He is currently serving as Regional Systems Administrator – East & Southern Africa at PATH. His career started off just after graduating from college with his first appointment in the then prominent mining giant in Zambia (KCM). Marvin has an Associate’s degree in Information Systems from Northrise University and holds other professional certificates. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems from Atlantic International University. Marvin has always been passionate about promoting good health and a green environment through technology and is a champion for promoting the use of technology for health care workers to foster development and innovation in the health sector. He has been a key player in implementing robust health systems within Zambia’s ministry of Health. His interest mainly lies in developing cloud-based information systems that transform problems into innovative solutions or services.
Nicole TomitaUnited States (Org: Landesa)
Nicole Tomita has seven years of experience in the nonprofit communications and marketing sector. Nicole earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science/International Relations at Carleton College. She has managed the digital media at Landesa, a Seattle-based INGO working with governments and other partners to strengthen land rights for millions of people experiencing poverty in rural areas around the globe. Nicole’s work focuses on crafting and executing the digital media strategy to promote the organization and elevate the issue of land rights. Prior to Landesa, Nicole managed the visual and performing arts youth programs at a local arts education nonprofit, in addition to marketing the public performing arts events series. She developed her communications and graphic design skills while working for Epic Arts, an inclusive arts organization serving people with physical and intellectual disabilities in Kampot, Cambodia. Nicole came across Epic Arts while completing her Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, a year-long grant for purposeful, independent exploration outside the United States. Her project explored how disabilities are perceived in different cultures through the lens of sport, and how that affects access & opportunity in Ecuador, Morocco, Namibia, and Cambodia. Throughout her nonprofit career ranging from inclusive education and sports to social justice through legal land rights, Nicole has developed skills in communications, photography, graphic and web design, project management, and more. She is passionate about working to increase equitable access to empowering opportunities for people that are marginalized.
Erina Nafula has eight years of experience in the IT systems Integrator sector and two in the business sector. Erina is pursuing a Master in Business Administration from Cavendish University Uganda and earned a Bachelor’s in Engineering (Hon) Electronics majoring in Telecommunications from Multimedia University, Malaysia. She is a member of ISACA and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. Erina is the Chief Operations Officer and co-founder at JjengoTech Limited, a tech startup incorporated in Uganda. JjengoTech Limited’s primary business is a fintech and an e-commerce platform that provides merchants with a virtual address and access to a vast customer base and allows for the convenience of contactless transactions. In this role, her responsibilities have included the design and implementation of business strategies, team leadership, performance measurement and management, daily operations, and financial management. She is also currently serving as a Solution Architect-IT at The Copy Cat Limited, where, for the last eight years, she has developed mission-critical infrastructure solutions for businesses effectively addressing the IT networking, server-builds, network, and cybersecurity pain points with significant financial yields for the company. She volunteers in Rotary serving in several leadership capacities from the local Club to the District as the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Vice-chair 2019-2021. Through these experiences, she has developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills and honed her creativity and innovativeness. She is passionate about technology, adult literacy, and youth leadership.
Mialy Rasoanarivony is a Business Analyst. She has an educational background up to a Master’s degree in the environmental and financial fields. Her current position has allowed her to deepen her understanding of the economic realities of her country – Madagascar. For one, she has strengthened her leadership skills by surrounding herself with Entity Executors. In addition, she has shown a strong interest in sustainable finance and is therefore aware of the important role that the private sector plays in sustainable development.