Agung started working for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in early 2022, and has been managing an Australian aid grant scheme in Eastern Indonesian ever since. He interpreted for the Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong in June 2022 during her visit with Anthony Albanese to Makassar. Before joining DFAT, Agung worked for the Australian Department of Home Affairs for two years.
Holding a degree in International Economics, Agung graduated from Université de Toulouse in France, spending his last year enrolled at the University of Birmingham in the UK under the Erasmus Scholarship and Exchange Program. He fluently speaks English and French in addition to his mother tongue Indonesian.
Ana is passionate about Australia-Indonesia relations and has been regularly invited by universities in Indonesia to share her Australia experience and the knowledge and skills that she gained from Monash University. When Ana was studying at Monash for her Masters, she contributed to the Monash community and has continued long after her return to Indonesia. She became a student ambassador and, off-campus, played AFL.
Ana’s love of footy has inspired her to empower Indonesian women through her Footy Coaching Clinic in Salatiga. Currently Ana is Indonesia’s first woman AFL accredited coach and has made it her mission in life to inspire women throughout Indonesia to pursue higher education in Australia and bring her knowledge, experiences and network back to Indonesian communities.
As a Regenerative Travel Manager at Bumi Journey by CarbonEthics, Andri brings experiences from his five-plus years running a community-based tour operator business in the mountain tourism sector with Filosantara Trip Organizer. With a career spanning back to 2014, he has established himself as a seasoned professional in the tourism industry.
Andri holds a Master of Science in tourism, society and environment. He is passionate about promoting sustainable travel practices that prioritise the wellbeing of local communities and minimise negative environmental impacts, while also working towards restoring climate balance through tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, hiking and cooking.
Anggi Januar Pratama
Anggi is the Intervention Leader – Sustainable Tourism Policy at Swisscontact Indonesia, a non-profit organisation that focuses on developing a sustainable and inclusive expansion of tourism in Indonesia. The project is part of the overall Sustainable Tourism Development in Indonesia Program of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.
Previously, Anggi worked for the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Jakarta. He graduated with honours from Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Bandung with a degree in tourism destination management. He has participated in an Australia Awards sustainable tourism management short course at Griffith University from September 2022 to January 2023.
Anggi is extremely excited to join CAUSINDY 2023, particularly looking forward to exploring the governance of and sustainable planning for tourism destinations to make his project’s efforts in Labuan Bajo more effective, responsible and sustainable.
Christina Natalia Titisari
Natalia is an emergency management practitioner with a passion for helping communities become more resilient and prepared for disasters. She holds a Masters degree in disaster management from the University of Auckland and has over seven years of experience working in the disaster management space. Throughout her career, Natalia has worked on various disaster response and preparedness projects across Indonesia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea and Australia.
Natalia is an Emergency Management Officer at a local council in Victoria, Australia. Her expertise lies in community-based disaster risk reduction. She strongly believes in the importance of engaging with communities to find sustainable solutions to disaster-related issues. Natalia is interested in the intersectionality between climate change adaptation, community resilience in disaster and sustainable development.
Dave is from the Aru Islands of Maluku. He was the Environmental Youth Ambassador to the Ministry of Youth and Sport in 2019 and is the founder of Dream School, an informal school that integrates environment education for underprivileged kids in the Aru Islands.
Dave graduated from an English education program at Pattimura University in 2016 before continuing with a short course on education for sustainability via Teach4future in 2020, supported by YSEALI. He gained work experience in APIK USAID focusing on climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction and Facilitator of Community Development for PAMSIMAS, a program which focuses on water supply and sanitation in rural area.
Currently Dave works as for an Aru disaster agency and YAYASAN ANAI Maluku.
Fendhi is a public servant at the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP), which he co-foundered in 2012. He has a strong interest in international development, economics and public policy, especially in how to develop Indonesia’s human capital using the endowment fund’s investment. LPDP is a public sector special mission vehicle (SMV) that is built to answer that challenge with scholarship and research funding. He contributes to thaat advancement through his role as a Senior Analyst.
Fendhi graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Indonesia, was a scholar of the Asian Development Bank’s STAR Project scholarship, and is currently an Australia Awards scholar preparing to pursue a Master of International and Development Economics at ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy.
With vast experience as a professional public servant and a strong academic background, he is committed to doing his best for Indonesia-Australia’s bilateral relationship at CAUSINDY 2023.
Fransisca Selviana Kaesnube
Selvi accomplished her undergraduate in visual communication design at the Trisakti School of Media Communication. She has diverse experiences in the creative field, education and development sector. Since 2014, she has been involved in many youth development projects and has developed her ability in communication and media engagement. She has a keen interest in the disability and inclusion area, and in 2022 joined an independant Catholic disability community named KOMPAK.
Currently, she is working as a Split Site Masters Program Officer at Australia Awards in Indonesia (AAI). In addition to her professional activities, she is an active fine artist.
Kenyo Kharisma Kurniasari
Kenyo is a civil servant lecturer and researcher in the tourism programme at a public university in Central Java. Her study interests include but are not limited to community-based tourism, tourism marketing and visitor experiences. Sheoccasionally shares her skills at workshops or seminars for MSMEs in the tourism and creative economy sectors as part of her community service.
Kenyo obtained her Masters degree in tourism management from the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand with an LPDP scholarship from Indonesian Government, and is an alumnus of Universitas Gadjah Mada. Kenyo is based in Yogyakarta and Magelang.
Piter currently works for SAGU Foundation as a coordinator of community development. He also manages two businesses, a wedding organiser and a coffee shop. He is interested in youth movements and entertainment, and via his involvement in youth organisations he aims to build skills and character.
People in Papua are very busy, with MCs required at events every week; Piter uses this knowledge this to spread positivity to youth with public speaking classes.
He loves to use #mumpungmasihmuda as his personal brand on Instagram.
Rahmat Hidayat HM
Rahmat HM hails from Pangkep, South Sulawesi. In 2016, he participated in the YSEALI Professional Fellowship Program in the USA. After returning from his exchange program, he received a YSEALI Seeds for the Future grant to run his project the Floating School, an education and voluntourism program which aims to prepare young islanders to become sea guardians in the future and promote sustainable tourism.
He was awarded Millennial Hustler by Kita Bisa in 2017. He became one of the finalists in the Satu Indonesia Awards by Astra and was featured by Kick Andy on Metro TV. Recently, he was selected as a member of the Future Leaders Connect Program by the British Council, which brought him to Cambridge University in the UK to study policymaking.
At the moment, he works for Dompet Dhuafa Philanthropy as the Branch Manager and is actively involved in economic empowerment programs in rural areas of eastern Indonesia.
Reyhan Syafril Munir
Reyhan is a highly-committed hospitality and tourism professional who looks forward to making a contribution with his passion and practical experience from the strategic hospitality management #ArtofHeart.
Waode Surya Darmadali
Waode Surya is a women’s economic empowerment advocate with six years of experience as a coordinator and program manager at NGOs. She is also a lecturer and researcher at Alauddin Islamic State University Makassar. She earned her Masters degree in english literature from Hasanuddin University.
Nowadays, Waode runs several programs under her organisation Lingkar Perempuan Global (LPG) where women can get support for developing entrepreneurship, leadership, and technology skills. Waode was selected for the Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program in 2021. She was also selected by the YSEALI PFP 2021 Reciprocal Project to run a Women Lab Bootcamp, collaborating with her host institution, Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute ( KS WELI) at the University of Texas in Austin, training 30 young women and women with disabilities from nine universities in South Sulawesi. As result, participants improved and grew their businesses and empowered other women through leadership, entrepreneurship and digital literacy.
In February 2023, she was invited by KS WELI as a global fellow to share her experiences, build her network and speak at an International Women’s Day event.