MEET MORE ENGIN SPEAKERS
Meet Sacha Stevenson. Her satirical ‘How to Act Indonesian’ YouTube videos served as a mirror for Indonesians to look and laugh at themselves and quickly went viral through various social media. Sacha loves Indonesia and has a soft spot for its social issues.
Who are you when you start with nothing, sell your motorbike to pursue your passion, go bankrupt several times over and, despite all of this, still refuse to quit? You’re Erick Est, that’s who. From Junkie, to JRX, to Navicula, he’ll tell you everything you want to know. And why do you want to know? Because he makes damn good films -Rudolf Dethu
Rudolf Dethu. Writer, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, former band manager, Rudolf Dethu is often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren. He published two music-related books – the history of Bali’s modern music and a biography – also just founded MBB, a pluralism forum that fights against religious fanaticism in Indonesian youth.
Made Bayak. Multitalented activist. He’s an artist who utilizes trash into mesmerizing piece of art. Not only that, but he rocks too! From using plastic trash as canvas for his paintings, voicing anti corruption campaign with his band Geeksmile, this man is constantly doing everything he can to raise awareness of the issues around us, through his arts, and by setting examples. There’s a lot to learn from him and he has only one hope; that his works reach out to somebody out there, who will then apply in his/her own ways to preserve this earth and make our world a better place for everyone.
CANCELLED – Ernie, founding member of the Code for Asia Society headquartered in Singapore : “Code for Asia is a community-led coalition of working professionals, students and youths who are passionate about using technology for effective change in communities. We are a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Singapore with work spanning the region. At Code for Asia, we believe that the real magic happens when arts meets science; hence we are proud to be a group of anthropology, computer science, economics, environmental engineering, history, information systems, psychology and sociology majors. Coding is a superpower anyone can have and there is strength in diversity. In 2016, we would like to invite all interested youths to be part of the annual Code for Asia competition to be held in Nanyang Technological University just this summer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at http://codefor.asia. We look forward to learning together with you!”.
Maitri grew up in Bali from the age of 1. He completed high school in BIS and went on to study Geosciences and Astrophysics in Germany and then completed his MSc. Degree in Environmental Hydrology in the Netherlands. Being passionate about the environment and business, Maitri came back to Bali to start Mantra Bali with Sean Nino Lotze, a consulting company in the field of energy, water and waste. The company works closely with large resorts in Bali and develops saving strategies that help save costs and benefit the environment. The group is passionate about making a difference in Bali and believes that the island needs innovators and a strong youth movement to push for much needed change.
Julien believes that there are many stories to be told and that this is a powerful way to inspire others. Most of these stories often go untold because of peoples’ humility. Thus, he travels to talk to people and share them with the world .
With a background in Logistics and Environment Management Systems (EMS), Julien developed during his academic research an interest in the power of network to achieve a project, graduating with second class honours in Lincoln University, New Zealand.
His career change into community and sustainability led him to manage an organic farm, promoting sustainable living through the inspiration of local and international young minds. Strongly career oriented, he values that a meaningful life goes along with a meaningful job so that his career supports his personal goals.
Michelle Bliss & Roshan Gautam
Roshan Gautam, a former sponsor child, is now Chairman of the Nepal based NGO Sansar Nepal and manager of The Garden, a home and learning centre in Pokhara.
Michelle Bliss, co-founder of Sansar Nepal, is a former international school teacher who gave up formal teaching 5 years ago to follow her heart back to Nepal and the children she loves.
Sansar Nepal is a small Nepal based non-profit organisation which promotes education for real change, by providing educational opportunities, and supporting and connecting young Nepalese innovators.
Sophie Grig is a senior campaigner at Survival International.
Sophie has worked with Survival since 1995 and has campaigned against the annihilation of tribal peoples in Bangladesh, India, Siberia, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Papua. She has visited tribal communities in South America, Siberia, Asia and Melanesia.
Sophie has also campaigned on uncontacted peoples; issues of tribal health and displacement; the dangers of imposing ‘development’ on self-sufficient tribal peoples; the impact of conservation on tribal peoples and challenging prejudice against tribal people in India, where they are often portrayed as backward and primitive.
She has a Bachelors degree in Religious Studies and Anthropology an MPhil in Anthropology.
Sophie has spent time living in Brazil and Japan, and is currently living and working in the United Kingdom.
Survival International is the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights. We help them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.
Sophie will also be part of the Make It Work Forum, Saturday 12th March, 11:45-12:45pm, Tribal People of Asia and Progress, Ballroom, Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel.