Biondi Sima is a communications specialist at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Indonesia, a DC-based non-profit organization, whose main focus is to use digital, open-source mapping for humanitarian response and economic development. He is tasked with Australian and US-funded programs that promote open-source softwares producing realistic disaster impact scenario and early-warning system.
Biondi previously interned in the UNESCO Headquarters Paris and in the Indonesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He studied double master’s in International Economic Policy and Sustainable Development in PSIA SciencesPo and Peking University. Prior to this, he was an interpreter for several international organizations, including JICA, UNFPA, International Crisis Group, Swiss TPH and Bridging Asia and Latin America Foundation. He was the 2015 HiLo Green Leader Best Ecopresenter Award Recipient; a finance team member who help invented Appart-E PPI Paris; and a Radio Announcer for Radio PPI Dunia. Other than English and Bahasa Indonesia, Biondi speaks intermediate Chinese Mandarin and French.
During his undergraduate, Biondi was awarded Hasanuddin University’s Most Outstanding Student 2011 and graduated cum laude and faculty’s valedictorian in 2012. He was named among Young Leaders for Indonesia by McKinsey & Co and appointed Young Ambassador for Open Government Partnership under President's Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight (UKP4). Among Biondi's accomplishments garnered from over ten countries are Best Delegate Award in AIMUN Beijing, Best Position Paper and Hons Award in NMUN New York, an international director in AMUNC Melbourne and PIMUN Paris; an invited judge to World Peace Invitational Debate and a Top 5 speaker in an Asian Debate in Kuala Lumpur, a head delegate in Harvard National Boston and in Harvard World Singapore.
During weekend, Biondi takes a long nap and struggles to play the keys right during his piano course.
Zeva Aulia Sudana is currently Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary and Policy and Strategy Officer at the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF). She is also an active freelance consultant for multi-stakeholders. She was 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.
Fadhila El Discha is currently pursuing a master's degree in Sustainable Energy Technology Program at Delft University of Technology as one of the grantees of Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education Scholarship. Born and raised in Pekanbaru, she witnessed first-hand the annual forest-fire adverse aftermath on the well-being of both people and the environment. This is one of her strong drivers to be involved in the Indonesian climate change actions upon finishing her study in Delft.
Being keen with the youth empowerment, sustainability, and climate change issues, Fadhila was involved in a number of organizations and summits. She is currently an active committee of both the Indonesian Student Association (PPI) of Delft and of The Netherlands. Fadhila was also one of the Boards of the Delft Energy Club in 2015, a student association that aims to involve and empower students to catalyze the energy transition by connecting them to opportunities in the sustainable energy field. Fadhila was graduated cum laude from Chemical Engineering University of Gadjah Mada. During her bachelor study she won several competitions, one of them being the 2nd winner of Indonesia Chemical Engineering Challenge Problem Solving Competition held by ITB. She also represented Indonesia in the International Petroleum Energy Conference 2014 in Qatar and was one the alumni of Young Leaders for Indonesia National 2014 held by McKinsey & Company.
Sofwan works for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australian Embassy Jakarta as a Senior Program Manager for Poverty and Social Development. He manages a multi donor trust fund, to support the Government of Indonesia in reducing poverty and inequality through a community empowerment approach which includes: (i) block grants to communities to improve health and education indicators (Generasi): (ii) a pilot to improve teacher attendance and performance (KIAT Guru); (iii) a project to support Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED); and (iv) analytical services to support the implementation of Indonesia’s Village Law.
Sofwan gained a breadth of experience from exposure in a top-tier government office (National Development Planning Agency), a multilateral agency (the Asian Development Bank) to a bilateral partner (the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Embassy Jakarta). His professional experiences allow him to build not only a solid public policy aptitude from a macro perspective but also deeper analytical skilsl in the project level.
Sofwan graduated from University of Paris Sorbonne in France, majoring in Applied Economics for Masters degree, while his Bachelors degree was obtained at Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia with an Urban and Regional Planning major.
As an aviation geek, Sofwan loves airports, go for plane spotting and finds solace at 34k feet. Sofwan enjoys cooking, travelling (or getting lost), as well as reading books on history or non-fiction during his spare time.
Kristia Davina Sianipar (Business Relations Manager) - @kristiads
Indonesian Delegation to Y20 Summit 2015 Turkey
Kristia Davina Sianipar was born in Bangkok, grew up in Jakarta, and studied in Singapore. She knew she always loves her motherland, but did not know how much until she studied and worked overseas for six years. Throughout her university days, she danced Yapong, produced a musical on Bawang Merah, Bawang Putih, wrote a play on the epic Gajah Mada, and co-founded an Indonesian students’ organization of PPI Singapura.
She then worked as an auditor at Ernts & Young LLP, but always found time to get away from her corporate life to teach Indonesian domestic workers on weekends, go to Aceh for community service trips through Nusantara Development Initiative, and of course, actively engaging in an Indonesian professionals’ association. Her love for Indonesia soon called her home and finally led her to be a teacher for a year in Rote Island, East Nusa Tenggara through Indonesia Mengajar. It was in Rote Island that Kristia first learned how to ride a motorbike. She proudly holds a Rotenese driving license and had gone on solo trips around Rote and West Timor on her 2010 Revo motorbike she fondly called Kucing Garong. Kristia is currently involved in promoting public participation in Indonesia through the International Association for Public Participation, co-editing a book of research papers, and creating a musical.
Wafa Taftazani (Public Relations Co-Manager) - @wafataft
Indonesian Delegation to Y20 Summit 2016 China
Wafa Taftazani, 25, is Manager for Business Development at Garena Group, Southeast Asia's most valuable tech startup, with a focus on its eCommerce business, Shopee. Previously, he was Deputy Manager for Corporate and Investment Banking at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, rapidly rising through the ranks since he joined the global banking giant as an Analyst in 2012. He has worked with over 20 multinational corporate clients in various transactions across Asia and served as Ambassador for the Bank. He was also a strategy consultant for Grab, Cambridge United Football Club, and the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, helping to launch the first ever government-organized Nusantara Model United Nations.
Wafa completed his MBA in Strategy and Marketing at the University of Cambridge in 2016. He graduated cum laude with BA in International Relations from Parahyangan Catholic University in 2012, represented the university at Harvard World MUN in 2011 and Harvard National MUN in 2009, was Winner of the first European Union Intervarsity Debate Championship in 2010, and served as Vice President at the university's International Relations Student Association. He was also active at the university's Bakti Desa program to help build simple infrastructure in West Java's outlying villages. He also interned at the Office of the ASEAN Special Adviser at the European Union Delegation to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam.
Wafa has spoken on various international social and political issues for MNC TV, The Habibie Center, the British Embassy in Jakarta, and BINUS International University, among others. He is an Indonesian Education Endowment Fund scholar. In his spare time, he enjoys video games, automobiles, and swimming.
Adiska Fardani Haryadi is currently a Master student at the Management of Technology major in Delft University of Technology. She received a full grant scholarship from Study in Netherlands (StuNed). Apart from her current studies, she is also an active member of the Entrepreneurship Department in the Indonesian Student Association of The Netherlands. Adiska was co-founder of NoLimit Indonesia, a technology startup, which provides social media analytics solutions.
Adiska, who received the Kartini Next Generation Award from Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Informatics, also gained a chance to represent the Indonesian creative industry in the World IT Show in Seoul, South Korea, with full support from Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. She won several competitions with her team, including an achievement as the 3rd Winner of the Startup Asia Business Pitching Competition. Last year, she was appointed as one of the speakers in The World Economic Forum on East Asia at Manila, The Philippines, and gave a speech about the role of technology in empowering collaborations among citizens.
She obtained her Bachelors Degree from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) with a BSc in Information System and Technology. She is an avid believer of Entrepreneurship and Small Medium Enterprises potentials in leveraging economic growth, particularly in developing countries. She is enthusiastic in observing startup hubs, which started at Jakarta and Bandung, continued to Delft, Copenhagen, and hopefully to other parts of the world as well. She is also an infographic designer who has a keen interest in data visualization.