Historian, academic, activist, and now senior policy maker; these are the various hats worn by Hilmar Farid, the Director General of Culture at the Ministry of National Education and Culture, in President Joko Widodo’s administration. These diverse identities arise from the long journey behind the man born in March 1968, popularly known as Fay, in his career developing Indonesian human resources.
KSI Program Officer, Mirisa Hasfaria, had the chance to interview Azriana, the Head of the National Commission on Violence against Women 2015–2019, to discuss her changed role, from activist to the head of the Commission, and her views on how the Commission uses data and evidence to influence the policy-making process, and how to integrate gender perspectives into research for policy.
Lies Marcoes Natsir is one of Indonesia’s foremost experts in Islam and gender. She has played a pioneering role in the Indonesian gender equality movement by bridging the divide between Muslim and secular feminists and encouraging feminists to work within Islam to promote gender equality.
Ahmad Erani Yustika became the youngest Director General in the Joko Widodo administration through his position as the Director General of the Development and Empowerment of Village People of the Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration of the Republic of Indonesia.
President of Indonesian Academy of Sciences speaks about the Australia Indonesia Science Symposium.
Noer Fauzi Rachman is widely known as an agrarian reform-movement activist, author and lecturer. He is currently working as a special staff member for Teten Masduki, the Head of the Presidential Staff Office (KSP).
Sandrayati Moniaga is an activist dealing with issues of human rights, law, indigenous peoples, the environment and democratisation. She is currently a Commissioner in the National Commission for Human Rights (Komnas HAM).
When the President asks for your help, what do you say? Despite a promising career as an academic, there was never much question that when President Joko Widodo asked Dr. Yanuar Nugroho to put his career at the University of Manchester on hold, the Solo native would graciously oblige.
‘Are We Policy Analysts?’. Evidence, Policy Analysis and the Knowledge Sector in Indonesia There are many ways for knowledge and research evidence to reach policy makers and inform policy decisions. One important channel is the analysis by policy analysts in government organizations.