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

Indonesian Woman In World's Sexiest Female Politicians

Indonesian Woman In World's Sexiest Female Politicians

Indonesian beauty gets world recognition. It is proven by the inclusion of the name Angelina Sondakh as one of the sexiest female politicians in the world. She is a member of the House of Representatives (DPR) and ranked 19 (another website cited her rank at the 23rd), based on the

Merpati Nusantara Airlines Grows

Merpati Nusantara Airlines Grows

I have been posting many articles about Indonesian airlines like Garuda Indonesia, Mandala, Batavia Air, Lion Air, Kartika Air, but never this die-hard Merpati Airlines. I will post more about this in GNFI next entries (pealse remind me and stay tune). - Well, Merpati Airlines, a state-owned airline, is mostly operating in

Giorgio Armani Hotel To Open In Lombok

Giorgio Armani Hotel To Open In Lombok

Indonesia will soon welcome its first ever Giorgio Armani hotel which will be located at the beach of Mandalika, Lombok. This will be built in parallel with the Ritz at the same location. The resort will be jointly built by Indonesian Government and Emaar Group Dubai with total investment of

High Hope On FDI

High Hope On FDI

Indonesia has set to achieve 10% jump in investment (FDI and LDI) in 2009. In 2008, Indonesia booked net FDI of $17 billion, the highest in Southeast Asia. Whether Indonesia remains competitive to attract foreign investors, and remains top destination in ASEAN countries, will be proven this year. I think, $18-20

Indonesia's Huge Industry

Indonesia's Huge Industry

Are you Indonesian? Do you have a mobile phone? Do you use it for SMS or calling? Well, as for myself, I prefer calling, short-time, than SMS. It saves my energy to type. In 2008, despite the huge financial blow, Indonesian communication industry remained ''untouchable''. Indonesians spent nearly 30 billion minutes

Next Destination: California

Next Destination: California

Energy consumers in California will soon be using Indonesian natural gas after the start-up of the Tangguh liquefied natural gas project in the Southeast Asian country this week. Sempra Energy expects to import LNG from Tangguh to its Costa Azul import terminal in Baja California in northern Mexico by the end

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