Meet our Speakers
Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children
Howard Taylor is passionate about positive social change at scale. He previously worked as Vice-President and Managing Director of the Nike Foundation, where he led the development and delivery of the foundation's strategy, programs, partnerships and advocacy. Prior to Nike, Howard held senior roles across the UK Government, including at the Department for International Development (DFID), Cabinet Office and Foreign Office.
Executive Office of The President Of Indonesia
Deputy Chief of Staff
Yanuar Nugroho is an academician, researcher, and professional in development planning. He is also a Research Fellow on innovation and social changes in Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester, UK. As the Deputy Chief, together with the Ministry of National Development Planning and other relevant ministries, he is responsible to decide on the national priority programs, including their annual targets and activities. He is also responsible to monitor the implementation of strategic initiatives of President, both national and international.
Besides being the vice-chairperson of BRAC, Dr. Chowdhury is also the advisor to the founder and chairperson of BRAC. He is also a Professor of Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, New York. Dr. Chowdhury is a founder of the Bangladesh Education Watch and Bangladesh Health Watch, two civil society watch-dogs on education and health respectively. He was a coordinator of the UN Millennium Task Force on Child Health and Maternal Health, set up by the former Secretary General Kofi Annan.
Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning
Deputy Minister for Population and Labor
Pungky Sumadi received his PhD degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004. He has held several positions, i.e., Director of Poverty Reduction, Director of Social Protection and Welfare, Director of Financial Service and State Owned Enterprises, and Adviser to the Minister of Development Planning for Leading Sector and Infrastructure Development. Since July 2017, Mr. Sumadi has been assigned as the Deputy Minister for Population and Labor. He is responsible for planning, policy coordination and promoting development issues of population, labor, poverty reduction, social protection and cooperatives, and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
PUSKAPA (Center on Child Protection and Wellbeing)
Santi leads the Center on Child Protection and Wellbeing PUSKAPA after she co-founded it in 2010. Under her leadership, PUSKAPA thrives to be data-driven, interdisciplinary, and effective in promoting solutions to improve children’s access to health, education, justice, and social care. With her team in PUSKAPA, Santi works to inform policies since formulation throughout implementation. Her previous work includes managing a child protection program in UNICEF, and teach and research-assisting in the Criminology Department Universitas Indonesia. Santi seeks to consistently apply the highest standard in research to inform actions, in program management to realize positive change, and in evaluation to improve thinking and doing. She is getting her Doctorate in Public Health from Columbia University and has been awarded Columbia University’s Award of Excellence in Global Health.
CPC Learning Network
Mark Canavera is the Director of the Care and Protection of Children (CPC) Learning Network, an entity housed at the Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health which convenes academics, policymakers, and practitioners to promote innovative research, nurture communities of learning, and build the next generation of researchers and advocates for children and families worldwide. He serves as the co-chair of the INSPIRE Working Group (co-led by the World Health Organization), which promotes evidence-based strategies for preventing and reducing violence against children. Mark came to the CPC Learning Network after many years working as a humanitarian aid and development worker in West Africa. He has worked in over 20 countries with a variety of agencies, including Save the Children, UNICEF, UNHCR, Oxfam, Terre des hommes, AVSI, and Child Frontiers. His work has spanned former child soldier reintegration in northern Uganda, small arms control in Senegal, girls’ education promotion in Burkina Faso, and child welfare system reform in Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Benin, Senegal, and Cameroon. He holds graduate degrees in Peace Studies from Notre Dame and Public Policy from Harvard.
University of Indonesia
Dean Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Dr. Arie is an academician with more than 27-year experiences, especially in higher education management. Organizational experience and leadership led him to become Dean of FISIP UI during the first period 2013-2017 and re-elected for the second period 2017-2021. His also served as a Vice Rector for Student Affairs and Alumni Relations from 2002-2007, Universitas Indonesia. Dr. Arie obtained an undergraduate degree from Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Indonesia (FISIP UI); master degree in Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Purdue University, Indiana, USA; and finally finished his doctoral in Sociology, FISIP UI. Dr. Arie actively participate in various seminars and conferences. He is a member of Indonesian Sociological Association and American Sociological Association.
Child Rights International Network - CRIN
Veronica has worked for CRIN for 15 years. Joining CRIN when it was part of Save the Children, she led it to independence in 2008. Under Veronica’s leadership CRIN has grown from three to 15 members of staff based in four countries, and active contacts in 160 countries. Her firm commitment to rights, not charity for children has laid the foundations for CRIN’s identity: courage, the law and plain communication are the route to lasting change, not the latest trend or the biggest wallet. Veronica is highly ambitious for CRIN's developing advocacy role and believes that small, focused organisations can make a disproportionate impact but is well aware of the challenges. Veronica has travelled extensively with CRIN and other organisations. She sits on the board of the Right to Education Initiative (RTE), is a member of the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch’s Child Rights Division. She was Co-chair of the International NGO Council on violence against children, and has had several other board positions.
Meiske Demitria Wahyu and other six co-founders started a nonprofit intra nation student exchange program named Sabang Merauke on 2012 to promote tolerance, education and nationalism in Indonesia. It stands for Seribu Anak Bangsa Merantau Untuk Kembali (A Thousand Children Travel to Return) and also represents the two furthest area of Indonesia. Being from a Chinese/Christian background this is a subject close to Mike's heart and she is determined to show people the futility of the prejudices people can hold on to. Meiske believes that every child shall interact and be exposed to diversity. Because diversity and tolerance can’t just be taught, it must be experienced.
Dedy Permadi currently is the Chairman of SiBerkreasi/ National Movement on Digital Literacy and since 2017 become the Expert Staff to Minister for Digital Policy, Kemkominfo. He is also a Lecturer at Department of International Relations UGM, and the Director of Center for Digital Society Fisipol Universitas Gadjahmada. Dedy Permadi holds a PhD in Public Policy from Lee Kuan Yew National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore; a Master on International Relations from Universitas Gadjah Mada; and a Bachelor on International Relations from Universitas Gadjah Mada. He also becomes visiting Doctoral Student, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, UK from 2016-2017.
Astrid is currently leading a team at the Australian Embassy Jakarta and responsible to ensure the flagship development program on decentralized basic services, KOMPAK, achieves results and its intended outcomes in education, health, and legal identity issues. Astrid is a medical doctor by training and started her development works with World Health Organization (WHO) in 2004. Whilst health sector has always been her passion, she is fully into governance and system issues especially after learning that sectoral issues could not be solved by technical approach only. Therefore, Astrid joined United Nation Development Program (UNDP) for 4-5 years and studied Public Policy in Victoria University of Wellington, NZ for her Masters before joining AusAID/DFAT in 2011.
Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS)
Director for Public Health and Nutrition
Mr. Pungkas is the Director for Public Health and Nutrition at the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS). He has involved actively in the developing of health and nutrition concept in the framework of national planning. He is responsible in formulation of National Medium-Term Development Plan and Annual Working Plan, particularly in area of health and community nutrition. He also serves as the Secretary of technical team for SUN Movement Indonesia. He works closely with all local government to align the national action plan on food and nutrition with the sub-national action plan on food and nutrition, as well as with the relevant stakeholders (private sector, academia, and civil society). He also has strong cooperation with the international partners/ donors in term of designing, monitoring and evaluation of foreign loan and grants funded projects such as UNICEF, World Bank, ADB, etc. Pungkas earned his PhD Degree in 2013 at The Australia Demographic and Social Research Institute (ADSRI), The Australian National University, Canberra.
Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS)
Director for Poverty Reduction and Social Welfare
Vivi Yulaswati currently is the Director for Poverty Reduction and Social Welfare, at the Indonesia’s Ministry of Planning (BAPPENAS). Her responsibility is to develop policy strategies and programs in poverty reduction and welfare, as well as set up its budget, monev, regulatory framework, and governance. She has been a lead contributor in designing Indonesia’s Conditional Cash Transfer, and now leading the transformation of integrated social protection. She holds PhD in Planning and Development from University of Southern California (2004), Master in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (1999), bachelor from University of Indonesia (1991); and took several courses in poverty, social protection, evaluation, and change management.