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Ayu Kartika Dewi

Leaders Asia-Pacific 2022


Special Staff, The Office of the President of Indonesia





Ayu Kartika Dewi serves as special staff to the President of Indonesia, where she focuses on national peacebuilding initiatives. Ayu is also the managing director of the Indika Foundation, an organization that advances peacebuilding through grantmaking and educational training. During her time with the Indika Foundation, she has raised and managed a $10 million fund and acquired funding from USAID and United Nations Development Programme, for which she received the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations’ Intercultural Innovation Award. She has founded several social movements, including SabangMerauke, which promotes diversity through experiential learning programs for young people. Ayu is an improv comedian, scuba diver, and meditation practitioner, and her leadership vision and life mission are intertwined: to help people develop compassionately, mindfully, and wisely.