PATHWAYS Mentoring Program

PATHWAYS is a new collaborative program between CAUSINDY and the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) that matches AIYA members from Australia and Indonesia with experienced professionals in their field of interest drawn from the CAUSINDY alumni community. The aim is to carve a pathway for the next generation to develop the skills they need to build their desired careers in the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship.

CAUSINDY and AIYA will match mentors and mentees based on shared interests and expertise. Our team will also provide each pair with advice and resources to help them get the most from the mentoring relationship.

For more information about the program, visit the PATHWAYS Mentoring Program portal.


Do you wish to increase your understanding of leadership and improve your professional development skills during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Join our first virtual event for 2021, ‘Sharing Leadership Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic’, featuring Astrid Kartika, a CAUSINDY 2014 alumna who currently works as a Unit Manager – Decentralised Governance at DFAT, Australian Embassy Jakarta. The event will be streamed live on Sunday, 21 February 2021 at 2.00 PM WIB / 6.00 PM AEDT. 

Astrid will share her professional experience in leadership positions, explain the skills and competencies required to undertake leadership tasks, and advise on how to adapt to the challenges of working remotely and dealing with the unknown.

Moderated by Rio Afifuddin and Jake Turvey, a PATHWAYS mentor and PATHWAYS mentee respectively, this virtual event is open to the public and can be watched live on CAUSINDY’s YouTube channel — but for mentors and mentees, please use the Zoom link sent to your email.


Astrid Kartika

Unit Manager – Decentralised Governance at DFAT, Australian Embassy Jakarta

Astrid Kartika is an MD (Doctor of Medicine) who holds a Masters of Public Policy. She has more than 15 years of experience in the development sector, primarily in the areas of public health, health system, governance, and other social development sectors.

She is an alumna of CAUSINDY 2014 and an experienced leader and seasoned manager who has worked at various international agencies including WHO, UNDP and AusAID/DFAT, and also has directly been responsible for the management of various large-scale development programs in Indonesia.


Rio Afifuddin

Program Manager Governance and Decentralisation, DFAT Australian Embassy Jakarta

Rio Afifuddin is a development practitioner who obtained a Master of International Development Practice under Governance and Democratisation stream from Monash University after receiving a fully funded Australia Awards Scholarship. He has worked in the development sphere in Eastern Indonesia since 2009, and had experience working and finalising three donor-funded programs within the sphere of Eastern Indonesia region through several NGOs and international development agencies. Currently Rio works at DFAT at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, where he oversees and monitors the implementation of an Australian official development assistance program on decentralised governance to support Government of Indonesia’s efforts in achieving poverty reduction targets, improving access to basic service delivery, and increasing economic opportunities. He aspires that the youth of Indonesia and Australia can continuously collaborate and contribute to a better and stronger relations moving forward. In his spare time, Rio enjoys watching movies, blogging, photography, backpacker traveling, and wisata kuliner.

Jake Turvey

International Project Officer and Graduate Student

Jake Turvey is an International Project Officer with a demonstrated history of working within research and the international aid and development industry. He is skilled in Health Research, Cultural Awareness, Community Development as well as Qualitative Research. He has a keen interest in issues of social justice, health equality, social-enterprises and entrepreneurship. He is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Infectious Disease Intelligence at UNSW and has a Bachelor of Arts from Murdoch University and a Bachelor of Science from UWA.