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

Asia's Best Performing Market

Asia's Best Performing Market

The Jakarta Composite Index’s 67 percent gain this year makes the Indonesia Stock Exchange, which is celebrating its 32nd anniversary this week, the third best-performing bourse in Asia, the capital market watchdog said on Wednesday. Two Chinese bourses, the Shenzhen and Shanghai markets, ranked first and second with gains of 93

The City Of Mind

The City Of Mind

There are times when landing at Yogyakarta’s Adisucipto airport feels as if you’re leaping onto a dinghy in the middle of a stormy ocean. The room for error is very limited. Needless to say, you’re praying hard as the plane slams on its brakes and the surprisingly short runway comes

GNFI Is In Okezone!

GNFI Is In Okezone!

When it was started in March 2008, GNFI was only a small blog. It was really a small blog.  There was only two people who were involved in this, one is myself, another is a friend from Malaysia. I posted 1-2 articles in 3-4 days. When I was away, I

Borobudur,Prambanan, And Angkor Wat

Borobudur,Prambanan, And Angkor Wat

I am currently staying in the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. A developing and bustling city at the riverside of Mekong River, a river that blazes Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia, one of world's longest and most famous rivers. Over 300 km northwards of Phnom Penh, there's an ancient

Indonesia – The Next Economic Powerhouse

Indonesia – The Next Economic Powerhouse

I WAS in Singapore on July 17, meeting up with some fund manager friends when news broke about the bombings in Jakarta. The initial reaction was of sadness and sympathy for the victims and Indonesia in general. We also thought that it could be an opportunity to invest more in Indonesia’s

KIA, Asia's Middle Power

KIA, Asia's Middle Power

Jonas Parello-Plesner works as senior advisor with the Danish government on Asian affairs and is currently meeting with think tanks, experts and commentators in East Asia’s major cities researching political integration. China and India (Chindia) is on everybody’s lips when talking about rising Asia. Then what is KIA? A car, most people

Signs Of Growth

Signs Of Growth

East Java has long been known as one of Indonesia's economic locomotive, hosting Surabaya as its capital. East Javanese are confident to outperform Indonesia's economic growth. Well, GNFI will post about this seriously in the future. Bear with us, stay tune! Now, let's take a look at West Java province. It

Indonesia In 2020 - Your Thoughts Matter (Part III)

Indonesia In 2020 - Your Thoughts Matter (Part III)

Arya Lukito, Carbon Energy Expert, Phnom Penh (Cambodia) Indonesia 2020, hmm...its difficult for me to have clear imagination on how it would looks like. Advanced ? high tech living ? Anyhow, according to my perception, Indonesia will most likely transforming itself into an advance and fast growing nation as we see

Growing At The Fastest Pace

Growing At The Fastest Pace

Indonesia’s economy expanded 4 percent in the second quarter, the fastest pace in Southeast Asia, as low borrowing costs and the re-election of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono buoyed consumer spending. Gross domestic product grew faster than the 3.8 percent median forecast of 17 economists in a Bloomberg News survey, compared with 4.4 percent

A Shot At National Pride

A Shot At National Pride

Text by Julia Suryakusuma Looking at Indonesia today, what do we have to be proud of? Here's one tip: not politicians! But putting our disappointing friends in the DPR to one side, I think we Indonesians actually have a lot to be proud of, even if we sometimes forget it. That's why