Concert Pianist and Composer
Ananda Sukarlan is an Indonesian pianist and composer. He studied music at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag in the Netherlands. Sukarlan made a growing impact on the music world by being the first Indonesian pianist to reach such a global scale. Some of his most notable pieces include the Rapsodia Nusantara series in which he turns traditional Indonesian tunes into masterful piano solos.
Co-Founder & Managing Director of JogjaSDGs
Though young and physically disabled, Imam Kurniawan is the co-founder and managing director of JogjaSDGs which is a non-profit organisation based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia that focuses on the development of the communities there. Kurniawan was awarded a scholarship by the US Department of State through Young SouthEast Asian Leaders Initiative to study at Arizona State University majoring in Civic Engagement and Leadership. Previously, he had studied at Universitas Mercu Buana in Yogyakarta as a Bachelor in Psychology.
Founder of BINHouse Batik
Josephine "Obin" Komara is a renown Indonesian batik designer and a key figure in the modernisation of batik. At a young age, Komara developed her own way of weaving and designing batik, bringing variety to the traditional batik pattern. Komara has since then gone on to open her own shops and boutiques in countries such as Singapore, Japan, and the Netherlands. Komara is also credited with the uniform design of Garuda Indonesia's flight attendants.
LastDay Production (LDP) is an Indonesian-based YouTube channel, with more than 1.2 Million subscriber, that is established in 2014 created by Leon Zheyoung and Listia Magdalena. Leon and Listia started out as college friends in a university in Jakarta. Neither of them took the 'right' subject in university - but they have huge passion for films. They were separated for 3 years and when they reunited, both of them started to make short movies having Listia as the scriptwriter, Leon as producer and both of them as the director.
Politician, one of the founders of PSI
Tsamara Amany is an Indonesian politician and one of the leaders of the Indonesian Solidarity Party, otherwise also known as PSI (Partai Solidaritas Indonesia). She has studied in the university of Paramadina and is known mostly from the writing that she made regarding President Jokowi, former governor of Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, and other political issues. With this being said, she along with 2 of her friends have also made a political organization that focuses on the rights woman have in politics.
Senior Evaluator and Development Researcher
Dr Valentine Joseph Gandhi is an Implementation Scientist, Development Economist, Policy Advisor, Poverty and Livelihood Impact Evaluation Specialist, ICT4D and Knowledge Manager, currently based between Jakarta and Nairobi, with over 16 years of interdisciplinary, quantitative and qualitative research, teaching/training and project management, M&E, Strategic consulting, knowledge sharing, capacity building and development experience at both field and policy level with various UN, CGIAR and Donor agencies. He has developed and led multi country projects on Livelihoods, Refugee issues, ICT4D, Health and Climate Smart Ag technologies. He is the founder of the think tank The Development CAFE. He actively promotes innovation in M&E and Research and is an advocate for Technology for Good."