Akhyari Hananto
@akhyari

Akhyari Hananto

http://www.goodnewsfromindonesia.org

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy

Be Best Indonesian Indices... Again!

Be Best Indonesian Indices... Again!

I think, everyone is aware that Indonesian Stock Market has become the most attractive in Southeast Asia for years, since 2006 when it was praised as world's best stock market. In 2008, Indonesia slipped to #3, in the world, after India, and China. Considering the very positive performance the the

Another Story From Suramadu

Another Story From Suramadu

By Bram, a GNFI contributor from Singapore This is my first report for GNFI so please accept my apology if I made some language mistakes here. The Suramadu Bridge, which is currently the longest bridge in Indonesia, is 5438 metres long or approx. 3.38 miles. Some say it is the longest bridge

The First In Southeast Asia From Garuda

The First In Southeast Asia From Garuda

By Kenji San, a GNFI contributor from Kuala Lumpur The brand new 737-800s of Indonesia's flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia, has arrived from Boeing factory, Seattle, USA on its delivery flight, 2nd of July 2009, exactly one day after another brand new Airbus A330-200 arrival. All of these sophisticated airplanes are equipped

The Most Expensive Coffee

The Most Expensive Coffee

The most expensive coffee in the world Do you think it is Starbuck? The most expensive coffee in the world does not hail from Jamaica or Hawaii, but instead from Indonesia. Kopi Luwak, the most expensive coffee in the world does exist, and those who drink the expensive coffee insist that it is

Indonesia Goes Outer Space

Indonesia Goes Outer Space

It has been 45 years since KARTIKA as first Indonesian home-made rocket launched. Today, Indonesia successfully launched a home-grown rocket into space. The RX-420 rocket took off from a launch pad in Garut regency, West Java province, around 9 am. In July 2007 Indonesia also launched 12 rockets with range 50 km

The Phinisi In Luxury

The Phinisi In Luxury

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="401" caption="Silolona The Phinisi"][/caption] Meet Silolona, a traditional wooden sailboat, a Phinisi, built by hands of the Sulawesi Konjo people in 2004. Since her first days of sailing in the waters of East Indonesia, East Malaysia and Thailand, she has surprised more than a few with her breathtaking

The Phinisi

The Phinisi

Last night, I watched a good program in Channel NewsAsia, about great vessels built in Asia. It covered Hyundai Heavy Industries for their tankers, and the Phinisi ship, Indonesia's very own traditional ship from Makassar. The Phinisi has been sailing the waters of Indonesia since early times. There is no

EcoFaeBrick's $25,000 Cow Dung

EcoFaeBrick's $25,000 Cow Dung

By Yudha, a GNFI contributor What do you think about cow dung bringing you a winning of US$ 25,000? The Global Social Venture Competition is an annual global competition held at UC Berkeley, California that brings together some of the most dynamic aspiring social entrepreneurs in the world. It is also the

Indonesia, Final Fantasy, and Super Mario Galaxy

Indonesia, Final Fantasy, and Super Mario Galaxy

By Yudha, a GNFI contributor [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Eko Ramaditya Adhikara, a Nintendo sound engineer"][/caption] We might be amazed by the fact that Ludwig van Beethoven was deaf. How can a musician, a composer, lack what we would imagine to be his most important sense? The answer could be dedication, passion, love,

Gearing Up To Be The Top 10

Gearing Up To Be The Top 10

Do you know what the most popular new car in Indonesia is now? Wrong... (hehe). It's Honda Freed, the new breed of MPV from PT Honda Prospect Motor Indonesia. Yes, Honda Freed production will soon be based in Indonesia, and is expected to soon export to Thailand, Singapore, and Brunei. Indonesia