WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT
Mr. Henrikus Adi Hernanto, National Disaster Management Authority of Indonesia (BNPB) Indonesia (Batch 4)
Gaynor Tanyang is the ACE Programme Coordinator. She chose a career in the development field and has worked with non-government organisations in the fields of fisheries management and broader environment and rural development. She has also been a resource person and trainer on gender and women’s leadership development. In the last 10 years, Gaynor has been involved in emergency response and disaster management. She established her consultancy outfit and had a short learning stint as owner of a small travel agency before she worked full time at the AHA Centre. Gaynor is passionate about big ideas and finding out the small steps to achieve them..
With over 5 years of experience in working with national and regional governments and organisations, Ferosa Arsadita is notable for her skills and experience in climate change, renewable energy, and disaster management. Ferosa is part of the ACE Programme Management Team and ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT).
Shella Ningtias is the ACE Programme Assistant. She starts her career in disaster management field since 2017. She is adding her knowledge on disaster management with participating in some humanitarian aspects, and project management training with other ACE Programme a year before. She completed her education in English. She experienced teaching English for elementary students from a small village with purpose development education for a small region. She believes about equality and prosperity life for every human being.
Adelina has led the Centre in facilitating ASEAN’s collective response to major disasters in the ASEAN, including back-to-back multiple emergencies in 2018 where the AHA Centre played a major regional coordinating role in operationalising One ASEAN One Response into actions. In December 2018 along with five other first responders in Asia, the AHA Centre received the prestigious “Asian of the Year” award from the Straits Times Singapore. Such an award has been conferred to world leaders including President Jokowi of Indonesia in 2019. Before joining the AHA Centre, Adelina served for more than 20 years in the ASEAN Secretariat. While at the ASEAN Secretariat, Adelina initiated the development of AADMER in 2004 and its Work Programmes, as well as the establishment of the AHA Centre. Adelina played a major role in ASEAN’s response to major disasters in the region, including Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar in May 2008, where she set up and led ASEAN’s first ever large-scale humanitarian operations on the ground, and served as a member of the high-level Tripartite Core Group that facilitated international relief assistance to cyclone-affected areas in Myanmar.
Arnel has two decades of experience in emergency preparedness, humanitarian coordination and response operations in Dubai, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Taiwan and Viet Nam. Over the last 7 years with AHA Centre, Arnel has been a part of ASEAN efforts to some large-scale response operations such as during Typhoon ‘Haiyan’ in the Philippines (2013), dam break in Lao PDR (2018), and the Central Sulawesi Earthquake/tsunami in Indonesia (2018). Arnel led the ASEAN-Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT) who conducted the first Preliminary Needs Assessment in Northern Rakhine, Myanmar to review and assess the readiness of repatriation plans. He is also a certified United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) member, trained in UN Humanitarian Civil Military Coordination and World Food Programme’s Logistics Response.
Rina currently serves as the Preparedness and Response Officer. Prior to joining the AHA Centre, Rina worked with the World Food Programme from January 2000 to June 2012 as Logistics Officer where she has served in various major disasters including Cyclone Nargis and she was also involved in the humanitarian efforts led by WFP Kabul, Afghanistan.
Grace is a happy go lucky girl with extensive working experience in project management over 5 years and is passionate about the humanitarian emergency. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Political Sciences at the Parahyangan Catholic University and obtained her Master’s degree in disaster management at the Indonesia Defense University. She has been involved in the AHA Centre’s emergency responses in the past 5 years, including the Central Sulawesi Earthquake in 2018 and the Preliminary Needs Assessment in Rakhine State, Myanmar in 2019. She provides support in the strategic level coordination at the AHA Centre’s Emergency Operations Centre, as well as at field level as ASEAN-ERAT. She is also a member of UNDAC. Her personal interest is to connect the dots.
LA has over seven years of experience in Humanitarian Information Management. His expertise include Disaster Information Management Systems, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Machine Learning, and Emergency Terrestrial and Satellite Telecommunications. LA has been deployed to a number of disaster response operations in Indonesia, Lao PDR, and the Philippines. He is in the roster of UNDAC. When he is not responding to disasters, you can find LA in the great outdoors doing what he loves – freediving, mountaineering, surfing, camping, stargazing, and drinking beer.
Risdi has 12 years of experiences in Information and Technology (ICT) including managing multi-year ICT Projects, ICT strategic planning and design, T4D (technology for development), T4E (technology for emergency), enterprise architecture, website and application development. He was worked with both inter-governmental organisations, international and local NGOs and local government on ICT.
Sovi provides comprehensive support in the management of the ERAT Project – in planning, coordinating, implementing, facilitating, reporting, down to the details of administrative, financial and logistical support. Sovi started her career as a Project Secretary at Japan International Cooperation Agency for landslide and flood project. She is currently continuing her study majoring in Business Management.