Antsa RazafimbeloMadagascar (Host: Collaborating for Resilience)
Antsa Razafimbelo is a specialist in project management and has worked with national and international organizations and institutions in many sectors. He has managed and carried out several large-scale projects (climate change, agribusiness, environment, renewable energy). He has expertise in financial analysis, budget management, management of agreements and contracts, cash flow, mechanisms and procedures of entities such as private investment funds, government programs, working with private multinationals and international funds such as GCF, GEF, IFAD, Adaptation Fund. He has worked for private companies such as Nordex Group, Quaero Capital, Energie Team, and for international organizations and multilateral banks such as AfDB, ADB, World Bank, UNDP, UNEP, FAO, GCF, GEF, IFAD, IFOAM – Organics International in many countries: Mali, Niger, Vietnam, Somalia and Sudan, Benin, Cameroon, DRC, Chad, Madagascar, Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso, Sao Tomé & Principe, France, UK, Germany.
Host Organization: Collaborating for Resilience
Role at Host Organization: At Collaborating for Resilience, Antsa will be serving as Program Management Fellow. He will manage partner collaborations and undertake action research in one or more program areas, and contribute to program development, marketing and communications initiatives. He will help build the organization at a critical moment in its growth by: working to solidify partnerships in Asia, Africa and/or Latin America; delivering action research that builds the capacity of civil society partners to drive governance innovations; and expanding the base of support from philanthropic and international development agencies.
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.
Irina MkrtchyanArmenia (Host: National Academy of Public Administration)
Irina Mkrtchyan is circular economy and grant writing expert, as well as environmental enthusiast from Armenia. She holds a master’s degree in Marketing, PR and Advertising from the University of Sheffield,UK and a second master’s degree in agribusiness from Armenian National Agrarian University (ANAU) in Armenia. She holds a BA in marketing and agribusiness from the same university. She is the co-founded and development lead of “ISSD” Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development of Communities” NGO (founded in 2017), where she is leading various environmental and rural development projects, supported by organizations like UNDP, Norwegian Retailers Fund and others. Irina is supervising grant writing, marketing, fundraising and development activities. She has raised over 550,000USD in grants and donations within the last 2 years. She has 13+ years of experience in marketing, consulting, public relations/outreach, solid waste management and environmental protection, green communication, strategic planning and development, project/grant management, startup management. She is specialized in designing, planning, executing and monitoring project and marketing/PR campaigns. Irina has strong knowledge and international experience in various industries including Fortune 500 companies, the World Bank, UNDP, GEF, World Resources Institute. Her professional/research interests are circular economy, waste management, recycling, marketing, grant writing, rural development, women empowerment, environmental protection and policy development, partnership development for implementing joint projects.
Host Organization: National Academy of Public Administration
Role at Host Organization: At National Academy of Public Administration, Irina will be serving as a Business Development and Communications Fellow: Supporting the organization’s development and fundraising efforts, and expanding and implementing communications strategies to leverage technology and social media for visibility of the organization.
Vivek AnandanIndia (Aravind Eye Hospital)
Vivek Anandan has experience in the field of ophthalmology as a surgeon for 12 years. He has been working at Aravind Eyecare System where he has done more than 25000 cataract surgeries to date. Vivek’s main interest lies in doing complex surgeries and training residents and junior surgeons. He currently heads the cataract department at Aravind Eye Hospital in Pondicherry. He has worked with hospitals in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Tanzania in training their surgeons and also in capacity building of those hospitals.
Sankar AnanthanIndia (Org: Aravind Eye Hospitals)
Sankar Ananthan is an ophthalmologist working in one of the world’s largest not-for-profit organizations – Aravind Eye Hospitals, which provides close to 1 million ophthalmic surgeries a year. The institution has given him ample opportunity to demonstrate his strengths. He would like to continue developing his skill set to become a good leader.
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.
Muhammad Nizar has 10 years of experience in the public sector and has worked in the government, more specifically in law enforcement. Muhammad graduated Master of Law from Airlangga University of Surabaya, Law Faculty, majoring in Crime Section with earned scholarship from the Sinar Mas company. Previously, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Section at the same University in Surabaya, Indonesia. Muhammad serves as the Attorney General of the Republic of Indonesia and for more than ten years he has been traveling around Indonesia for his duty to serve and work in the local community. His job is to solve law problems and to give justice. While working, Muhammad also has participated to teach and give society counseling on how to know about the law and protect them from crime problems. He was able to attract the student in the school to understand and help the government against drug issues in Indonesia for the next generation. His personal passion and mission are to bring justice for all the people and give them education about the law.
Sahrini Rauf has over five years of experience in veterinary public health. Currently, She is working as a Professional Young Medic Veterinarian at Livestock and Animal Health Office, The Government of South Sulawesi Province. She completed her study in 2005 as a veterinarian at Bogor Agriculture Institute and gained her Master’s degree in Biology Education from Makassar State University in Indonesia. She is working to assist in technical policy and the action plan in her Office. She assists in controlling zoonotic diseases and animal welfare. She is also an auditor for food safety assurance of animal origin. She has repeatedly facilitated foreign cooperation between South Sulawesi Province and various institutions and governments, including Senior Experten Service Germany, Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, Government and University In Australia, and Dutch Government. She was invited to BIMP-EAGA as a delegate of Indonesia in Brunei Darussalam. She participated in various international courses including in the Netherlands and she got a short-term visit to the United States, in the International Visitor Leadership Program for Infectious Disease and Mitigation Response. Recently, she completed International Short Course organized by WHO & FAO for Joint Risk Assessment in One Health and became a trainer for District Government Officers. Besides that, She is the Founder of Life and Reason Society, a community engaged in Agriculture, Livestock, and One Health to empower local farmers and poor communities.
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.
Untari has four years of experience in the capital market industry and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). Currently, she works as a Potential Listing Development Analyst at Indonesia Stock Exchange. She covers several capital market products, predominantly equity IPO. She does deal sourcing for potentially listed companies and advises c-level management of potentially listed companies on their IPO process, of any sector or company size; as well as links them with capital market professionals and supporting institutions. She also researches efforts to increase the number of listed companies in Indonesia which will often translate into listing regulations & policies in the Indonesian capital market. Previously, she serves as a Commissioner in a company that serves small-medium scaled fish farm entrepreneurs that she co-founded during her study in UGM. Having on-ground experience in interacting with entrepreneurs at many levels made Untari realized how important public policy is in order to better our society, which ultimately will improve people’s welfare and quality of life. This is the reason that she is interested in making the capital market or any kind of financing options, in general, to be more accessible.
Tifa Laily SavitriIndonesia
Tifa Laily Savitri has seventeen years of experience in the nonprofit sector and earned a Master of Public Policy from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Tifa has worked at the National Civil Service Agency (NCSA). Tifa served as Head of the International Cooperation Subdivision. Tifa is responsible for managing foreign cooperation, preparing materials for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of international cooperation, including both short- and long-term education. The skills obtained from this designation are the aspects of cooperation in civil service and strengthening the international relations between NCSA and other civil service organizations in the world. Before joining NCSA, Tifa worked at the Directorate Vector Borne Disease Control, Ministry of Health, and the Indonesia National Committee for Avian Flu Control and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, Coordinating Ministry for People Welfare. Tifa’s first career was as a Research Assistant at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies, Bogor Agricultural University. All of those experience provides excellent skills and supports her future career. Working in those important organizations has given Tifa a broad overview of how important it is for Indonesia to develop strategies to encourage more people to pursue education. Tifa believes that a more educated population leads to a better government for everyone. Education plays a role in creating young people as agents of change that carry the difference and create agents of producers who can create real change.