Prof. Dr. Phil. I Ketut Ardhana, M.A.

Widya Kerthi Educational Foundation

Welcoming Speech

Prof. Dr. phil. I Ketut Ardhana, M.A. is a professor in Udayana University. He is also the Head of S3 Cultural Studies and the Head of Yayasan Pendidikan Widya Kerthi. His bachelor degree was taken in Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada in 1980-1985 with the thesis title of “Perkembangan Muhammadiyah di Bali 1934-1968” (The Development of Muhammadiyah in Bali 1934-1968). His master degree was taken in Asian Center, Faculty of Asian Studies, National University (ANU) Canberra, Australia in 1992-1994 with his thesis title about “Balinese Puri in Historical Perspectives: The Role of Puri Satria and Puri Pamacutan in Political and Social Changes 1906-1950”. And his doctoral degree was taken in Philosophische Fakultat(Faculty of Philosophy), Universitat Passau, Germany in 1996-2000 with his dissertation of “Nusa Tenggara nach Einrichtung der Kolonial Herrschaft (Nusa Tenggara Arrangement during the Colonial Period 1915-1950).

Prof. Dr. Phil. Al Makin, S.Ag., M.A.

State Islamic University (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga

Welcoming Speech

Prof. Dr. Al Makin is a Rector of State Islamic University (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga. Prof. Al Makin’s research interest is Islamic Studies, Sociology and Multiculturalism. He obtained his Master Degree from McGill University and Doctoral Degree from Heidelberg University. Prof. Al Makin published some well-known academic articles and books such as New Religious Movements and Islam (2020), Membela yang Lemah demi Bangsa dan Ilmu (2019), Plurality, Theology, Patriotism: Critical Insights into Indonesia and Islam (2017), Challenging Islamic Orthodoxy, the Accounts of Lia Eden and Other Prophets in Indonesia (2016).

Ir. Henry Feriadi, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Duta Wacana Christian University

Designing Sustainable Cities

Ir. Henry Feriadi, M.Sc., Ph.D. is a Rector of Duta Wacana Christian University, Yogyakarta. Dr. Henry obtained his Master and Doctoral Degree from National University of Singapore. His main research interest is architecture and actively write some articles about sustainable development such as Comparative Study of the Impacts and Best Practices of Green Building Rating Systems in Asia (2018) and Present and Future Challenges in Urban Resiliency and Sustainability of the Cities in Southeast Asia (2017).

Prof. Dr. Drh. I Made Damriyasa

Universitas Hindu Indonesia

Welcoming Speech

Prof. Dr. Drh. I Made Damriyasa is the Rector of Universitas Hindu Indonesia (UNHI) and the Coordinator of Bali Provincial Expert Team in the Development Program. He began his career as a scientist and lecturer at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Clinical Pathology and Parasitology)  Udayana University from 1988 – 1993. Then, he became the senior lecturer  at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Clinical Pathology and Parasitology) Udayana University from 1994. He was also the Vice Rector for Academic Affair, Udayana University Bali from 2013 – 2017. He got his bachelor degree in veterinarian (DVM). Veterinary Faculty at the Airlangga University Surabaya in 1987. His master degree in the postgraduate study of medicine (biochemistry); Magister Degree at the Airlangga in 1993. In 2001, he got his Dr. med. Vet. Degree (“magna cum laude”) in Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. He continued his post-doctoral in Institute for Parasitology Justus Liebig University Giessen Germany (2005 – 2006).

Andre Van Eymeren

Centre for Building Better Communities

Flourishing People, Flourishing Places

Andre van Eymeren is an experienced consultant, trainer, and practitioner in community development. For the past 20 years, he has worked with different communities around Australia, predominantly in lower socio-economic areas. Andre has extensive experience working alongside local governments, schools, faith groups and the not for profit sector. His work has included community research, organisational reviews, planning and network facilitation, the co-creation of a rooming house accord and report into rooming houses, broadcasting on radio, helping to organise community wide celebrations, starting two not for profits aimed at improving local and broader communities, teaching on community development. Andre is also a PhD student focussing on models for building social infrastructure in cities, where people can thrive and flourish. Andre lives on a mixed tenure housing estate in Fitzroy, an inner-city suburb of Melbourne with his wife Amy and their son Josh.

Anton Muhajir


Citizen Journalism and Social Polarization

Anton Muhajir is a journalist, a blogger and an editor. As an author, he works in Bale Bengong as the journalism website for the Balinese citizens to describe their opinion as a subject of the news. Bale Bengong was built since June 26th, 2007. Muhajir’s recent title is about Belajar Kembali Jurnalisme Bersama Warga Desa (Learn Journalism Again with the Villagers), Desa Tembok Justru Menjadikan Pandemi sebagai Energi (Village of Tembok use the Pandemy as an Energy), Memilih Bertani ketika Pariwisata Bali Mati Suri (Choose Farming when Bali Tourism died), Kepala Dinas Kesehatan Provinsi Bali: Kita Jangan Terlalu Pesimis (Head of the Bali Provincial Health Office: We do not need to be Pessimistic), Laporan Mendalam: Karut Marut Mendata Maut (In - Depth Report: The Complication for recording the Death).

Choerunisa Noor Syahid

Indonesian Institute of Sciences

Sustainable Cities in the Netherlands

Choerunisa Noor Syahid S.Sos., M.Sc. studied at the Universitas Indonesia, Depok (September 2002 - August 2007). She graduated as Sarjana Sosial in Anthropology. Her bachelor thesis is about “Jangan Panggil Saya Jablay: Sebuah Negosiasi Seksual dalam Pelacuran Terselubung di Kelurahan Setu, Kecamatan Cipayung, Jakarta Timur" (Do not call me Gay: A Sexual Negotiation in a Hidden Prostitution in Setu, Cipayung, East Jakarta). She took her master degree in Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands [October 2010 - September 2011] as Master of Science (M. Sc) in Urban Management and Development Studies with specialization on Urban Regional Development Strategist. Her thesis topic is “Regulation vs Reality: Analysis about Companies Interpretation of CSR Policy in Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate (MIFEE) Project, Merauke, Indonesia”.

Diane Butler, Ph.D.

International Foundation for Dharma Nature Time

Intangible Cultural Heritage, Resilience, and Adaptive Capacity

Diane Butler, Ph.D. is a dance-movement artist, teacher and cultural program director who has collaborated with traditional and contemporary artists from varied cultures and faiths in the Americas, Europe and Asia for over 35 years and since 2001 has resided in the villages of Bedulu and Tejakula in Bali, Indonesia. In 2001, together with Suprapto Suryodarmo – she co-founded Dharma Nature Time, a cooperative international foundation with members in 8 nations that carry out activities to support interculture in cultural environments through sharing in the arts, religiosity and nature. In 2009, Dharma Nature Time was granted roster consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Diane is also an alumna of the 2011 United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Session on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites held in Japan. She holds a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School; MALS in Dance & Culture from Wesleyan University; is the first foreign scholar to earn a Ph.D. in Kajian Budaya (Cultural Studies) from Universitas Udayana, Bali and in 2014 was appointed by the Rector as a volunteer Associate Professor in that program.

Dwi Setiyani Utami


Indigenous Women & the Strategy of Resilience

Dwi Setiyani Utami is active as Chairperson of Puanhayati Central Java and treasurer at Puanhayati Pusat. Dwi has been a martyr since he was a child. He has been active in studio activities since he was a teenager and in organizations at Persada Pusat. In 2016 he joined the Persada Central Java organization to become secretary. In 2018 he joined MLKI Pusat. After joining MLKI (the Indonesian Trustworthy Council), he was finally asked to become the Chairperson of Puanhayati, Central Java Province for support and recommendations from various parties. Since Dwi became the secretary of Persada, Dwi admitted that this organization was more active and had many variations of activities. According to Dwi's narrative, there are three main missions of Puanhayati, namely preserving the teachings, empowering women worshipers for social and economic independence, and strengthening women's capacity.

Gede Kresna

Rumah Intaran

Inclusive and Resilient Community

Gede Kresna is one of Balinese architect who devoted his work into community service in the village of Bengkala, Kubutambahan, Singaraja. Rumah Intaran become his workshop from 2012, where he promotes the program of makan empat sehat lima madu (eat four healthy food and five is honey). He documented the problems of the villages, planted 200 seeds of intaran and 500 stems of lerak in the Festival of Rainy Season (2016). He also quoted that “intaran is the most useful tree in the world” from one of the environmental magazine. In his website on https://www.pengalamanrasa.com/, he describes the meaning of Rumah Intaran and their activities in helping the villagers and promoting the traditional culture to the local and foreign citizens.

Irma Hidayana

Lapor COVID-19

Public Health in Pandemic

Irma Hidayani is the inisiator for Lapor Covid-19 in March 2020, a forum for public complaints regarding the corona virus problem. Lapor Covid-19 built a citizen reporting platform which is used as a place to share information about incidents related to COVID-19 discovered by residents, but so far it has escaped the reach of the government. Using a crowdsourcing approach that involves citizen participation to be involved in recording COVID-19 numbers and reporting issues around COVID-19 in the vicinity, is a bridge to record the number of COVID-19 incidents in the country. ReportCovid-19 is a forum to help the government and other citizens to find out the spread and magnitude of COVID-19 in Indonesia. The data collected in the LaporCovid-19 channel becomes input for the government to formulate policies and steps to deal with COVID-19 based on data in the field.

Prof. Dr. Michael Northcott

Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies

Public Health and Environmental Justice in Yogyakarta in the Time of COVID-19

Michael Northcott is Professor of Religion and Ecology at the Indonesian Consortium of Religious Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2019-), and Emeritus Professor of Ethics in the University of Edinburgh (2018-). He was Guest Professor at the University of Heidelberg in 2018. From 2013 to 2016 Michael was PI of a large grant from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council and led an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Edinburgh who investigated the temporal, political and ethical frames of faith-based environmental activists in the UK and the USA, focusing especially on Eco-congregations Scotland.

Dr. Paul Martens

Baylor University, USA

COVID-19 as Microcosm of the Climate Change Challenges Facing Community

Dr. Paul Martens, born and raised on the Canadian prairies, has been teaching at Baylor since 2006. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2005 and spent the subsequent year as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Notre Dame. Specializing in Christian ethics, his research focuses on Søren Kierkegaard, Anabaptist theology and ethics, and issues surrounding Christian articulations of pacifism and just war. Dr. Martens academic interests and research are Christian ethics and theology; global ethics; environmental ethics; peace, violence, and war; Søren Kierkegaard; and Protestant retrievals of natural law.

Putu Yosia Yogiartha

Protestant Christian Church in Bali

Balinese Christian Response to Public Health Crisis

Putu Yosia Yogi Artha is the leader of Christian Ministry Conference (Musyawarah Pelayanan Umat Kristen / MPUK) in Buleleng regency. He is a Pastor in the Protestant Church in Bali.

Risnawati Utami

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD)

Disability, Pandemic, and Urban Space

She is an activist, together with her organization named OHANA (Organisasi Harapan Nusantara), advocates for the human rights of persons with disabilities for shifting understanding about disabilities to ensure that persons with disabilities are treated as full and equal members of Indonesian society. Currently, she is one of the Committee Member of United Nation of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for 2019-2022. 

Tuan Guru Hasanain Juaini

Pesantren Nurul Haramain

Eco Pesantren and the Dignity of Nature (to be confirmed)*

Tuan Guru Hasanain Juaini, Lc., M.H. is a prominent Tuan Guru, Head of Nurul Haramain Islamic Boarding School, Narmada City, West Lombok, NTB. She was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award (Asian version of the Nobel) in 2011 for her outstanding work in the development of Islamic boarding schools that care for the environment, empowering women and tolerance between religions. His profession is the Leader of Pondok Pesantren Nurul HaramainNarmadaLombok BaratNTB (1996 – now), Chairman of the General Election Commission in West Lombok, NTB (2003 – 2008), Chairman of the Forum for Religious Harmony NTB (2007 – now), Member of the Islamic Boarding School Cooperation Forum NTB (2007 – now), Chairman of the Early Childhood Education Forum NTB (2007 – now). He got his rewards from Ashoka International Foundation Medal for Best Fellow in Religion and Women Empowerment (2003), Piagam Pelestari Lingkungan dari Pemerintah Kabupaten Lombok Barat (2004), Maarif Award, Ma’arif Institute for Culture and Humanity (2008).

Yeoh Seng-Guan , Ph.D.

Monash University

Inter-religious and Inter-cultural Relations Asia-Pacific Region

Associate Professor Yeoh Seng-Guan hails from Ipoh. Upon obtaining his PhD (1997), he was elected an Evans Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge (1997-1999) and a Junior Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge (1998-1999). In 2001, he was a Kaneka Southeast Asian Fellow at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.  As a Senior Fellow of the Nippon Foundation for Asian Public Intellectuals (2005-2006), he conducted fieldwork in northern Philippines for the first time. Since then, he has been affiliated with the Cordillera Studies Center, University of the Philippines, Baguio City. Between 2011 and 2012, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Associate Professor Yeoh Seng-Guan is currently an Associate of the UNESCO Chair in Inter-religious and Inter-cultural Relations Asia-Pacific Region held by Emeritus Professor Gary Bouma. He also sits in various editorial and advisory boards of academic journals.

Mayors of Indonesia

Abdul Halim Muslih

Regent of Bantul, Yogyakarta

Anna Mu'awanah

Regent of Bojonegoro, East Java

Etik Suryani

Regent of Sukoharjo, Central Java

Gibran Rakabuming Raka

Mayor of Surakarta

Herybertus Geradus Laju Nabit

Regent of Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara

I Gede Dana

Regent of Karangasem, Bali

Ibnu Sina

Mayor of Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan

I Gusti Ngurah Jaya Negara

Mayor of Denpasar, Bali

I Made Agus Mahayastra

Regent of Gianyar, Bali

Ipuk Fiestiandani

Regent of Banyuwangi, East Java

Karolin Margret Natasa

Regent of Landak, West Kalimantan

Kustini Purnomo

Regent of Sleman, Yogyakarta

M. Sukiman Azmy

Regent of Lombok Timur, West Nusa Tenggara

Mohan Roliskana

Mayor of Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara


Regent of Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta

Mayors of Other Countries

Dillon Meek

Mayor of Waco, Texas, USA

Dr. Hezri Adnan

CEO Langkawi Development Agency (LADA), Malaysia

Rick Cole

Former Mayor of Pasadena, California, USA