Zeva Sudana to Lead IYD as Co-chair

Following the previous announcement on the new IYD's leadership, we are pleased to announce that Zeva Aulia Sudana has also been appointed as IYD's co-chair.  Together with Biondi Sima, Zeva will replace Gracia Paramitha and Kania Muksin who had served IYD as co-chairs in 2014-2016. 

Zeva Aulia Sudana is currently an Outreach Officer at the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF). She is also an active freelance consultant for multi-stakeholders. She was a Communications Officer and Green Education Consultant at the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID). She was a Program Officer in Search for Common Ground (SFCG), an INGO in the fields of conflict transformation and peacebuilding. She has travelled to various parts of Indonesia to conduct grassroot programs.

She obtained her Masters of Arts (MA) Degree in December 2013 from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in the studies of Social and Global Justice within the School of Politics and International Relations. She graduated with a Merit II-I award. She received a full scholarship from the University of Nottingham in collaboration with The Open Society Foundation (OSF). 

Zeva obtained her International Relations bachelor’s degree (SIp) in 2011 from Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia. She was the Chief Coordinator of KSMPMI - SENTRIS academic journal and member of Parahyangan English Debating Society. She graduated with both a cum laude and valedictorian honor.

She is a member of CAUSINDY since 2015, an alumnus of Istanbul’s Bilgi Üniversitesi Summer School on International Politics in 2012, scholarship recipient of the 2011 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) - Religious Pluralism in America from the US Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Bureau, and alumni of the 2010 Sekolah HAM untuk Mahasiswa / Human Rights School for University Students (SeHaMa) held by NGO KontraS. Zeva very much appreciates music, arts and culture. 

As co-chairs, Zeva and Biondi will join forces with a Core Team consisting of highly qualified individuals who were all part of previous Y20 Summit delegations. Profiles of each IYD Core Team member this year can be seen in this page. Core Team will run IYD's governance for the entire year to come. Recruiting for Y20 Summit / G-20 Youth Engagement Group and liaising as youth focal point to G20 Sherpa Indonesia and to the global network of IDEA (The International Diplomatic Engagement Association) are among the flagship programs IYD has dedicated itself to.