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Nino Sean Lotze
“Turn on the EnGIN! Make it work !”
Born August 1983 in Germany and raised in Bali; Nino spent most of his childhood and teenage years in Seminyak, Bali.
Nino went to BIS till 1994 and then continued doing private school in Seminyak till 1998 before going to Germany, where he finished his education and completed his Masters in Sustainability Economics and Mgmt.
Nino traveled many places backpacking and did a semester abroad in Yogyakarta, he has worked for the German development association and Temesi Recycling in Bali, for UNEP and for Rip Curl Asia.
In 2013 Nino and his friends Maitri and Wayan decided to found Mantra. An environmental company that focuses on easy to achieve environmental solutions within the fields 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. The core message being that we are the ones that need to make the difference and not the government or businesses…..things are never what they seem, we all must stay persistent to make our dreams come true.
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Logan is also the creator of the literary website, CallmeIshmael.com, and the director of the award-winning documentary, Darius Goes West. The nonprofit film, which documents the adventures of Darius Weems on a cross country journey with his twelve best friends, has won 28 film festival awards worldwide, and has raised over $2 million for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research.
Logan was born in Ithaca, NY, and grew up in Athens, GA. He graduated from the University of Georgia in with a degree in Special Education and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, & Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
When Logan isn’t making videos, he enjoys playing soccer, harmonica and the musical saw.
The Power of Films – Logan Smalley Discusses the Power of Movies in His Film Movement Speech
Micah White, co-creator of Occupy Wall Street, former AdBusters editor, and the author of The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution. A lifelong social activist with a twenty-year record of innovative approaches to creating social change, White will take GIN participants through his theories of mass movements that are destined to inspire—and catalyze—the next generation of global actions.
Widely recognized as a pioneer of social movement creation, White has been profiled by The New Yorker, and Esquire magazine named him one of the most influential young thinkers alive today. White’s essays and interviews on the future of protest have also been published internationally in outlets including The New York Times, The Guardian Weekly, and Folha de São Paulo.
Currently the director of Boutique Activist Consultancy—an activist think-tank specializing in impossible campaigns—White is also a frequent guest lecturer at universities and cultural festivals.
Gede Robi Supriyanto (Robi Navicula)
Gede Robi (Navicula) is an Indonesian rock musician, activist, writer, and farmer. Robi is the director of Akarumput.com, a social-entrepreneurship initiative based in Bali, and a certified Permaculture designer who teaches organic farming in Bali and around Indonesia. Robi also co-hosts a edutainment travel series on Metro TV titled ‘Viva Barista’, which explores coffee history, production and culture in Indonesia, from bean to cup.
Freedom Skies – Robi Navicula
Directed by Erick Est
Nearly 20 years ago, Anis Hidayah began her journey as a human rights activist, fighting for Indonesian migrant workers, who are often neglected or ignored by the community and the government.
Anis was born on Nov. 7, 1976, in a remote village in Bojonegoro, East Java. Most of her neighbors had been or were related to migrant workers. Most of her playmates were raised by grandparents, as their parents had left to find work overseas in nations such as Malaysia or Saudi Arabia. “We were told that the parents all went abroad to get rich working abroad, but for years, I had seen nothing but families still trapped in poverty and had heard nothing but tragic stories on how our migrant workers got raped and abused abroad.”
Anis began advocating for migrant workers in 1995 while studying at Jember University in Jember, East Java.
In 2004, Anis and her associates formed Migrant Care, a non-profit organization for Indonesians working abroad. “The migrant worker issue is a cross border transnational issue. Therefore, we established Migrant Care as a regional based advocacy group,” she said.
She was awarded the Yap Thiam Hien award. The award is named after Yap Thiam Hien, a Chinese-Indonesian lawyer known for his continuous work and high ethics in defending the poor and the oppressed during the New Order regime. “There a lot of human rights activists out there who fight for larger issues. On the other hand, I am very grateful. This award shows that there is at least recognition of the human rights aspects of the migrant care issues,” she said.
“Despite of the fact that Anis’ struggles have yet to produce anything significant to help our workers abroad, she and her Migrant Care have remained consistent in their commitment to uphold human rights,” prominent trial attorney and Yap Thiam Hien Foundation chairman Todung Mulya Lubis said.
“Helen Keller once said ‘I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do’ and Anis is a perfect personification of this statement,” he added.
Ibu Anis Hidayah
Silverius Oscar Unggul
“From illegal logging to community logging”
Born in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Silverius Oscar Unggul, is an Indonesian social entrepreneur for community-based environmental activities. He is known for his work in improving natural resource management in Indonesia’s regional economies.
He became involved with environmental protection while studying as an agriculture student at Haluoleo University in Kendari. He began a non-profit organization called Yascita to expose illegal logging activities in Indonesia. Because no media outlet would publish his findings which were deemed controversial, he started his own news radio station called Radio Swara Alam (The Voice of Nature) in 1999. In 2003, he set up a local television station called Kendari TV. Much of the programming on the station was run by local communities.
In 2002, he started Network for the Forest (JAUH), to help communities make a profit using safe logging techniques. They started by engaging local farmer by explained their organization’s strategy to improve the community livelihood uses a system of Ecocertifications, which follows standards laid out by the Forest Stewardship Council. Furniture and other goods that are labeled with FSC are able to be sold with a premium price at retail outlets.
He later joined Telapak in 2006. He helped the organization transition, accelerating the organization activities from campaigning on environmental awareness to enacting community logging.
He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree on Strategic Management at Trisakti University. Aside from leading Telapak as elected President for 2016-2020, he is also leading a social enterprise to continuously promote and support community-based environmental and natural resource management.
- Ashoka Fellow (2006)
- Conde Nast Traveler Environment Award (2008)
- Scwab Fondation Fellow (2008)
- Social Entrepreneur of the Year Ernst and Young (2008)
- Young Global Leaders (YGL) World Economic Forum (2009)
- Liputan 6 SCTV Award (2010)
- Skoll Awardee (2010)
“Heroes for Our Time”
Peter Dalglish is the founder of Street Kids International, and is a leading authority on working children, street children, and war-affected children. Until July 1st 2015 he served as the Country Representative for UN-Habitat in Afghanistan, directing a team of 600 national and international staff members to address some of the nation’s most urgent urban challenges. The April 25th 2015 Himalayan earthquake prompted Peter Dalglish to wrap up his work with the UN so that he could devote more time to assisting on a voluntary basis with earthquake recovery work in Nepal, focusing on communities where he has been active for many years. In addition, he serves as an External Adviser at Yale-National University of Singapore.
Peter Dalglish attended Upper Canada College in Toronto from the age of 11 through 18. After graduating from Stanford University and Dalhousie Law School, Peter Dalglish organized an airlift of food and medical supplies from Canada to the starving African nation. His encounter with emaciated and destitute refugees seared him for life. Peter Dalglish returned to Canada from Ethiopia and informed the senior partners of his law firm that he was giving up the profession to pursue a career alongside some of the world’s poorest children.
Working with the World Food Programme in an isolated region of Darfur along the Sudan’s border with Chad, Peter Dalglish organized humanitarian relief for women and children displaced by drought and famine of biblical proportions. In Khartoum in 1986, Peter Dalglish began the Sudan’s first vocational training school for street children, funded by Bob Geldof of Band Aid. Pickpockets, petty thieves and housebreakers were transformed into carpenters, welders and electricians; the graduates were hired by local businesses.
In May, 1986 Peter Dalglish serving in the capacity of Emergency Coordinator for UNICEF set up a bicycle courier service run entirely by street children in Khartoum. The kids delivered mail and newspapers to offices that they once had broken into; along the way they learned the importance of discipline and hard work. In recognition of his efforts on behalf of destitute African children, in 1988 Peter Dalglish was selected by Junior Chamber International as one of the ten outstanding young people of the world.
Inspired by the tenacity and ingenuity of kids society had written off, Peter Dalglish returned to Canada in 1987 to found Street Kids International. Armed with $200, a borrowed office and an American Express card, he launched an agency that became a global leader in designing creative programming for poor, urban children. Between 1988 and 1990 Street Kids International in cooperation with the National Film Board of Canada developed Karate Kids, an animated film about HIV prevention; today the cartoon is in distribution in 25 languages and in over 100 countries, making it one of the largest initiatives for street children anywhere in the world.
In partnership with Emma McCune, Peter Dalglish in 1989 working out of a small office near Wilson Airport in Nairobi launched an ambitious primary schooling programme for more than 15,000 Dinka and Nuer children displaced by the ferocious civil war in the Eastern Equatoria region of South Sudan. Classes were held under trees, with teachers who had been trained by the local missions providing instruction. On account of the documented success of their programming, in 1994 Street Kids International received the coveted Peter F. Drucker Award for Non-Profit Management.
In 1994 Peter Dalglish was appointed by the prime minister as the first director of Youth Service Canada, the Government of Canada’s civilian volunteer youth corps. In 2002 Peter Dalglish was appointed as the Chief Technical Adviser for the UN’s child labour program in Nepal. Between 2006 and 2010 Peter Dalglish served as the Executive Director of the South Asia Children’s Fund, which promotes quality education for profoundly disadvantaged children in the region. In November 2010 Peter Dalglish began his 50-month assignment with UN-Habitat in Afghanistan. In addition to his professional responsibilities as Senior Advisor and Country Representative he began a weekly class held inside the UN compound for 60 girls and boys, many of whom were working children; eight of these same students are now studying at top schools and universities in Australia, Switzerland, Bosnia and Thailand. In January 2016 Peter Dalglish joined the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) based in Liberia, focusing on the urban response to Ebola in impoverished communities.
Peter Dalglish is chairperson of the international board of Skateistan (www.skateistan.org) and advises the Afghan National Institute of Music in Kabul. He is a founding board Member of the Board of Directors of Ashoka Canada, and is the recipient of three honorary doctorate degrees, the Fellowship of Man Award, and the Dalhousie Law School Weldon Award for Public Service. Peter Dalglish divides his time between Nepal, Thailand and a borrowed cabin on a pristine lake in northern Ontario. His 17-year-old daughter Annelie is currently completing her final year of secondary school in Amsterdam, and will be taking a gap year volunteering at the Stedelijk Museum before enrolling at the University of Amsterdam.
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