Not-so-Uber Experiences! What To Do About It?

In the past few months, I’ve been using Uber service to keep me moving from point A to point B in Jakarta. Uber offered me a very convenient way by connecting me with their drivers very quickly. Only with a hit of a button, the driver will go to my place and take me to my final destination. And Uber Apps also allowed me to get some details … Continue reading Not-so-Uber Experiences! What To Do About It?

My Internship Experiences at the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

I spent my last winter (October 2015 – January 2016) in South Korea working as an intern at the Green Climate Fund (GCF). GCF is a new multilateral fund created to make a significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change. Last week, Katie Black, Internships and Research Consultancy Officer at King’s Careers & … Continue reading My Internship Experiences at the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Sejarah Panjang Praktik Pasung di Indonesia

YANGKI IMADE SUARA*. Pikiran Rakyat, 19 April 2016. PEMASUNGAN masih terus terjadi di tanah air meskipun praktik tersebut telah dilarang oleh pemerintah semenjak tahun 1977. Orang yang mengalami gangguan kejiwaan dianggap sebagai orang yang tidak lagi punya harapan untuk menjalani kehidupan secara normal. Tidak jarang mereka diperlakukan lebih parah daripada seekor binatang. Tidak jarang pula mereka dipasung oleh keluarga dan masyarakat sekitar karena dianggap dapat membahayakan … Continue reading Sejarah Panjang Praktik Pasung di Indonesia

Berdamai dengan Teknologi

JAKARTA – Kehadiran layanan transportasi berbasis online mengalami penolakan di banyak negara, tidak hanya di negara berkembang, tetapi juga di banyak negara maju. London di Inggris dan Paris di Prancis bisa menjadi contoh bagaimana para supir taksi konvensional di benua biru menolak kehadiran Uber sebagai salah satu alternatif transportasi bagi masyarakat. Penolakan besar-besaran di Jakarta mencapai puncaknya pada hari Selasa, tanggal 22 Maret 2016 ketika … Continue reading Berdamai dengan Teknologi

Interview: Prof. Armida Alisjahbana tentang Agenda Pembangunan Berkelanjutan (SDGs)

English version via CEDS UNPAD. Pada tanggal 12 Februari 2016, Dewan Ekonomi dan Sosial Perserikatan Bangsa Bangsa (the United Nations Economic and Social Council/UN ECOSOC) mengumumkan anggota tim penasehat independen PBB untuk mendukung pelaksanaan Agenda Pembangunan Global (Sustainable Development Goals/SDGs). Salah satu anggotanya adalah Prof. Armida Alisjahbana, Guru Besar Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis Universitas Padjadjaran yang juga merupakan mantan Direktur CEDS UNPAD. Yangki Suara, peneliti … Continue reading Interview: Prof. Armida Alisjahbana tentang Agenda Pembangunan Berkelanjutan (SDGs)

An Inverview with Prof. Armida Alisjahbana on Sustainable Development Goals

On February 12, 2016, The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Bureau announced the establishment of an Independent Team of Advisors to support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prof. Armida Alisjahbana, a professor from Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Padjadjaran and also a former director of CEDS UNPAD is appointed as one of its members. She previously served as Minister of National Development Planning / Head of … Continue reading An Inverview with Prof. Armida Alisjahbana on Sustainable Development Goals

CSD 2015 – Dr Bappah Habibu Yaya talks to Yangki Suara

Dr. Bappah Habibu Yaya is a fellow of the African Leadership Centre at King’s College, London. He holds a PhD from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. His research focuses on development issues in West Africa. Yangki Suara is an MSc student at King’s College London on Emerging Economies and Inclusive Development. He received his BA in Economics from Faculty of Economics, Padjadjaran University. He … Continue reading CSD 2015 – Dr Bappah Habibu Yaya talks to Yangki Suara

CSD 2015 – Jawed Nader (British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group) talks to Yangki Suara

Jawed Nader is the Director of the British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group. He has worked as Programme Adviser and Director of the Afghanistan Land Authority in the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture (2009- 2011), and as Advocacy Manager with the Afghan Civil Society Forum (2002-2006). He has also worked as a consultant on Afghanistan for various agencies and institutions, including Heinrich Boll Stiftung, the University … Continue reading CSD 2015 – Jawed Nader (British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group) talks to Yangki Suara

Twenty Six

Twenty six, it means I have spent 15 years away from my parents. I first moved from home when I was 11 years old for my junior high school in Padang Panjang, and then Bekasi for my senior high school and finally Bandung for my undergraduate before I had the opportunity to travel to 16 countries around the world. Now, I’m living in London pursuing … Continue reading Twenty Six

My First Semester at King’s College London

“Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got”. Art Buchwald Time flies so fast, and it’s hard to believe that my first semester is over. The first quarter of my second semester has started with a bunch of reading materials, and in an upcoming month I have to submit three formative essays. Last year, I created this slide as a … Continue reading My First Semester at King’s College London