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

Big Bigger Biggest

Big Bigger Biggest

Indonesia, and Malaysia, are two countries produce 85% of world's palm oil. Once I took a bus from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, taking Tuas bridge, not the other one. I managed to see the vast- very vast palm plantation along the way. I fell asleep on my seat, and when

Globalized i-Tunes (Indonesian Tunes)

Globalized i-Tunes (Indonesian Tunes)

Looking back in 1950s, long before The Beatles and the Rolling Stones got famous, there was a band named The Tielman Brothers, the first Dutch-Indonesian band that successfully went international. Their music was called Indorock, a fusion of Indonesian and Western music, and had roots in Keroncong. There were 44

The Future Is Agribusiness

The Future Is Agribusiness

By Yudha, a GNFI contributor (Gosh, I really like this post. Thanks, man.) The wave of attention on food industry is increasing. World are getting more concerned about the future of food security. The reality of the most important factor (land) to produce it is increasingly limited because of massive use of

Politically Important

Politically Important

I am sure you've heard some Indonesian origin became ministers in Malaysia and Singapore. But, have you heard that some Indonesians also hold important positions in Suriname? It is reported that there are at least four ministers in Surinamese cabinets are Javanese: Minister of Education, Minister of Defense, Minister of

Boosting Oil Reserve, Pertamina's Way

Boosting Oil Reserve, Pertamina's Way

Indonesia's very own oil company, Pertamina still ranks in #29 in world's oil company, which is still far from satisfactory considering the huge potential Pertamina possesses. I heard that the new President Directors, who happens to be a woman, said that Pertamina should be in the World's Top 10 oil

Indonesian Strong Legacy In Latin America

Indonesian Strong Legacy In Latin America

A history of colonial labor and migration has produced a unique community far from Indonesian shores Rosemarijn Hoefte Javanese immigrants arriving in Paramaribo KITLV Special Collections Perhaps few people in Indonesia know that there is a large community of people of Indonesian descent living in the north of the continent of South

One More Player On The Road

One More Player On The Road

After Volkswagen (VW) confirmed to setup a plant here in Indonesia few weeks ago, one of China's automaker giant, Geely, has also confirmed to setup a manufacturing plant here next year. This Indonesian wing will be used to compete with other players in Southeast Asia. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="432"

Sexiest Stock Market

Sexiest Stock Market

I do not really know about stock market, stock exchange, or financial market, or whatever. All I know is that I don't see CNBC and Bloomberg channels because they have too much numbers on their screen. If you are not a trader, nor a broker, to see the size of a

Balinese Punk Rock Rockin' The Yanks!

Balinese Punk Rock Rockin' The Yanks!

By Luki, a GNFI contributor in Phnom Penh City, Cambodia Indonesian musicians? Hoooahm... Always talk about love with boring lyrics and pussy singing style. What can we about them then? Well, if you are one of those who have that kind of perception, please listen to this: Superman Is Dead

Indonesia Won Global Enterprise Challenge 2009

Indonesia Won Global Enterprise Challenge 2009

Congratulations! Indonesia shows the world of its real capacity. My fellow countrymen have done all of us proud. The team of 6 high school students has claimed the top prize in Global Enterprise Challenge 2009 held in Scotland . The team consists of: Wismaya Adi Purnama  (Taruna Nusantara High School Magelang)