Welcome to Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) Jawa Barat! AIYA Jawa Barat is a non-government organisation run by both Australian and Indonesian young professionals in aims to strengthen the relationship between the two countries. We hope to build a strong network of students, volunteers and young professionals who can encourage, learn from and support one another to become the next generation of leaders in the Australia-Indonesia relationship. From our base in Bandung, the capital of West Java, AIYA Jawa Barat aims to bridge gaps between Australian and Indonesian universities, cultural performers, tourists, businesses and more.
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Dwiky Chandra Wibowo: President
Dwiky is currently working as the Program Assistant for Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS). Dwiky holds a degree in International Relations from the Faculty of Social and Political Science at Universitas Padjadjaran. While completing his degree, he also had the opportunity to study at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, under the full scholarship from Study of United States Institutes (SUSI) New Media in Journalism program. Apart from his professional work, he’s now actively involved in several social projects that focuses on online media and education in Bandung, Indonesia.
Ashley Stewart: Vice President
Ashley has been passionate about Indonesia since he first travelled to Indonesia over 15 years ago. Ashley has spent time studying at several different Indonesian universities and in 2013 became an Australian delegate for AIYEP. In 2014 Ashley co-founded and became the president of AIYA’s Yogyakarta Chapter and after returning to Australia in 2015, Ashley went on to become the President of the AIYA’s Tasmania Chapter. Ashley is passionate about people-to-people links and youth engagement in the bilateral relationship and hopes that AIYA’s West Java chapter can contribute to improving that relationship here in Indonesia.
Michael McAneney: Treasurer
Michael is currently studying Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practices, Bachelor of International Studies and a Bachelor of Letters (Indonesian) at Flinders University. He is based in Bandung West Java researching Australia’s influence on Indonesian policy as part of his second semester on exchange in Indonesia. Much of his interest in International relations is based on the Indonesia-Australia bilateral relationship and is passionate about building grassroot connections between the youth of Australia and Indonesia.
Adi is a student of politics, philosophy and Indonesian from the University of Adelaide who has been studying in Indonesia since early 2015 at Universtias Gadjah Mada and Universitas Katolik Parahyangan on an exchange program facilitated by ACICIS. Alongside his studies Adi has completed an internship at Migrant CARE and served as a delegate to the New Colombo Plan Yogyakarta Youth Leaders’ Conference. Adi’s aim is to make AIYA Jawa Barat a fun platform for Indonesian and Australian youth to network and form friendships.
Fatima Monika Zahra: Community Engagement Officer
Monika is a student of International Relations at Padjadjaran University. Monika has had experience as a part of the International Relations Student Association working in the External Networking Department. Monika is also currently serving as the Head of External Networking for the IR Student Association at UNPAD and the Head Financial Manager for BEM UNPAD. Monika is also the co-founder for the Indonesian Youth Platform, KOLABORAXSI in Bandung.
Nea Maryami Ningtyas: Communications Officer
Nea is an International Relations student and is interested in pop-culture and youth activism. Nea has dedicated her college years to being involved in student organisations and youth-initiated events. From music concerts, Model UN and international conferences, Nea has contributed her interest in media relations and social media campaigning to several events in the past. Nea loves being in a global environment and in 2015 was selected as an Indonesian delegate to attend the Ajou International Summer School in Korea.
Iga Radhita: Photographer
Iga is an art director, photographer and independent filmmaker based in Bandung. Her photography and videography creates modern, lifestyle portraits of people and culture in Indonesia. Her past clients include ad agencies, publishing companies, non-profit organisations and several different TV shows. Iga won 8th place in the short commercial global competition UNILEVER: Create a Brighter Future, and won several awards at a national short film festival in Bandung. Iga is currently pursuing her bachelor degree in International Relations at Parahyangan Catholic University.
Last Updated 3rd April 2017.