Posted on 25 August, 2013

AIYA Jakarta is a non-government organisation run by both Australian and Indonesian young professionals in aims to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

As the capital city of Jakarta is a centre of business activities, diverse ethnicities and races come together in this city of dreams full of promise. And so, AIYA did not think twice upon its decision to open a chapter in the city that never sleeps in 2013. Australia’s two-way trade with Indonesia was worth $14.6 billion in 2012, and as Indonesia’s economy continues to grow rapidly, there will be opportunities for many Australian businesses to benefit from forging a stronger relationship with their counterparts.

To get involved or find out more, email us at [email protected] for any questions or enquiries.

Chapter Committee

Citra Gantiaji – President

Citra is working for the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) as Tour Programs Coordinator. Citra loves learning about different cultures and working in a cross-cultural workplace. She spends most of her free time exploring Indonesia’s beautiful beaches and eating spicy food. She believes that joining AIYA is an excellent opportunity for her personal and professional development while continuing to support an Australia-Indonesia organisation, an aspect of her current job which she enjoys greatly.

Dhini Hardiyanti – Vice-President

Dhini is currently working at the ASEAN Secretariat, serving as the Associate Officer, Executive Support Division, in the Office of the Secretary-General. She pursued both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree at Monash University, majoring in Global Studies and International Development Practice, respectively. Previously, Dhini has worked for the Australia Awards in Indonesia (AAI) program and sees AIYA as an opportunity for her to contribute further to the Australia-Indonesia bilateral ties, a subject she is highly interested in. She spends most of her free time reading classic literature, singing in karaoke bars, and exercising.

Raisha Safira Sahib – Secretary

Raisha is a freshman at Universitas Nasional, Jakarta, majoring Political Science. Her interest in international relation field has been shown since very young, as she always dream to be a diplomat. She is a MUN-addict and lately, she has also being interested environmental issues. Taking part in AIYA is her way to express her curiosity and passion in making international relation, as well as her platform to improve her English skill.


Alya Jihan – Communications Officer

Alya is currently working as Marketing and Administration Staff in a Network Provider company in South Jakarta.  She also taking law degree in a private university. Alya has been a part of Jakarta Chapter since 2017, starting as a volunteer for Event Coordinator, and now being Communication Officer in Social Media specialist. Just like the network, Indonesia – Australia relations is important in creating our better future between two countries. Alya believes AIYA is the right place to gain network and learn more about Indonesia-Australia bilateral especially for youth like her.

Allison Hore – Communications Officer

Originally from Australia, Allison is currently volunteering as Communications Officer at the Red Nose Foundation through the Australian Volunteers Program. In Australia, she works as an English language teacher and freelance journalist. Allison’s love for Jakarta was sparked last year when she was a student in the ACICIS Journalism Professional Practicum program and completed an internship at the Jakarta Post as part of her Masters in Journalism at UTS. She hopes being part of the AIYA team will teach her more about Indonesia and give her an opportunity to help bridge the gap between young Indonesians and Australians.

Wira Prabowo – Events Officer

Wira is an International Relations student at Universitas Nasional. His favourite hobbies include judo and swimming and he is very active in various social community organisation which he does in order to get more experience working in teams. Wira is interested to learn more about the relationship between Australia and Indonesia, hence his interest in and dedication to AIYA.


Minh Bui – Events Officer

Minh is an undergraduate student in the School of Economics, University of Sydney. He has also been very active in AIYA since 2018. Minh believes that an in-depth understanding of Indonesian language and culture are cornerstones for stronger cultural and trade relations between Australia and Indonesia.



Sekar Wibowo – Events Officer

Sekar is a Communication graduate majored in Public Relations with passion in culture, education, tourism, and international relations. She has had the privilege of endeavouring multiple student leader and ambassador roles across organisational units while undertaking her undergraduate study. She is an outgoing and sociable person. She enjoys mingling in the crowd for networking, always excited for public speaking, MC-ing, and delivering presentation, and always keen to put her hands up to lead a team or volunteer for a causes that are relevant with her values.

Rebekah Smith – Events Officer

Rebekah is currently studying Bahasa Indonesia at the University of Indonesia, Jakarta, having recently graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts (Human Geography). Growing up in different countries has given her a passion for travel and learning about different cultures and people. Her interest in all things Indonesia came in 2017 when she spent a semester at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, doing a development studies immersion program with ACICIS. She is also an alumni of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP). She loves sport and exploring new places (usually around Indonesia). Having been Social-cultural Officer for AIYA Victoria, she is excited for even more sharing of culture, knowledge and people-to-people connection through AIYA Jakarta.

Last Updated 12 February 2020