PUSKAPA (Center on Child Protection and Wellbeing at Universitas Indonesia) is an interdisciplinary team of researchers, policy thinkers, and program implementers.
How We Do It
Our thinking leads to action. We think idealistically and act strategically. We do this through:
Research and Publications to inform our action.
Advocacy and Capacity Building to promote evidence-based solutions
Program Management to implement what we promote.
Our Focus Area
Pillar 1: Social Inclusion and Protection
We work to make sure children and vulnerable individuals enjoy access to appropriate health, learning, and social care, and are safe from harms.
Pillar 2: Legal Identity and CRVS
We work to make sure children and vulnerable individuals enjoy ownership of legal identity documents that facilitate their access to services and their data are managed, used, and protected with accountability.
Pillar 3: Access to Justice
We work to make sure children and vulnerable individuals enjoy civil liberties and suitable legal representation, rehabilitation, and reintegration in and from the justice system.
Meet the Team
IrwantoChair for PUSKAPA's Board of Advisors
Putri Kusuma AmandaHead of Programs
Marsha HabibCommunication and Relations Manager
Harriz JatiKnowledge Manager
Ilana SeffSenior Advisor for Research and Publications
Ni Luh Putu Maitra AgastyaSenior Researcher
Clara SiagianSenior Researcher
Rahmadi UsmanLead for Legal Identity and CRVS
Feri SahputraLead for Access to Justice
Widi Laras SariLead for Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RME)
Cendy AdamResearch and Advocacy Associate
Eriando RizkyResearch and Advocacy Associate
Meutia Aulia RahmiResearch and Advocacy Assistant
Ryan FebriantoResearch and Advocacy Associate
Nadira IrdianaResearch and Advocacy Associate
Shaila TiekenResearch and Advocacy Associate
Wenny WandasariResearch and Advocacy Associate
Windy LiemResearch and Advocacy Associate
Petty HandaniLogistic and Procurement Officer
Bondan Mahardhika UtomoFinance Assistant
Trinia PrabawaniFinance Assistant
Andrea Andjaringtyas AdhiLead for Social Inclusion and Protection
Rasti SetiawatiOffice Affair Assistant
Santi Kusumaningrum is a lifelong student of learning to think, speak, and act clearly and being useful. Her work focuses on making systems and services enable social inclusion, child wellbeing, and resilience; solving the barriers to legal identity and personhood so they facilitate (not discriminate) people’s access to public services, justice, and opportunities; and mastering the politics of policy transformations. She was trained in Criminology and Social Policy in Universitas Indonesia and got her Doctorate in Public Health from Columbia University. She takes crafting an argument as her sport in addition to doing her regular exercises.
Irwanto is a Professor of Psychology at Atmajaya University, an Adjunct Professor at Universitas Indonesia, and also a prominent figure in child protection, with extensive experience working on child protection policy and programming in Indonesia. He gained his bachelor’s and doktorandus degrees (equivalent of a master’s degree) from the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) and his doctorate from Purdue University. His achievements and experiences has been recognized by NGOs and the Government of Indonesia. Irwanto has been appointed many times to advise UN agencies and development partners, particularly UNICEF, ILO, UNDP and UNFPA. Currently Irwanto has been actively involved in advancing the rights of persons with disabilities at national and regional level.
Maya has worked in the field of accounting for over 13 years in the private sector. Looking for an experience working in a non-profit organization, she joined PUSKAPA as the Finance Manager. She found where she belongs in PUSKAPA. Her primary responsibility is managing and organizing all daily financial management in PUSKAPA.
Putri Kusuma Amanda
After graduating from the University of Washington’s Master’s of Law (LL.M.), Putri joined PUSKAPA in 2013 and led the Access to Justice Pillar. Since then, Putri has been involved in reviewing, drafting, and advocating policies related to child protection and wellbeing. Putri is particularly interested in the issue of juvenile justice and policy reform, which leads her to support working groups in the Supreme Court to establish their internal regulations on Legal Services for The Poor and implementing regulation on Indonesia's new Juvenile Justice Law. In 2016, Putri was promoted as Head of Programs in PUSKAPA, expanding her role in supervising all three pillars in PUSKAPA.
Marsha graduated from Swiss German University with a degree in social science. She started off working in a local advertising agency as a strategic planner, and her interest in writing and communication has been gradually developing ever since. Three years later, she decided to work as a freelance copywriter and worked with varied clients; from online dating apps to a religion-based organization. She accidentally had PUSKAPA as one of her clients and decided to join the team in 2015 as their first communication staff.
She acquired numerous hats from her previous role, but no matter which one she wears, she has one clear goal: to make sure PUSKAPA's internal and external communication are clear, effective, and evidence-based.
Marsha also has a knack for fiction writing, and one of her stories has been published in one of Ayu Utami’s, Indonesian renowned writer, projects. When she isn't working, you'll find her playing with her cat, reading fiction, and watching movies.
Jati holds a master’s of business and administration (MBA) from Gadjah Mada University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universitas Indonesia, with a concentration in Human Resources Economics. His extensive experience with quantitative research projects and his interest in social and economics research led him to join PUSKAPA as a Research Associate until he took up a role as Knowledge Manager in PUSKAPA.
Ilana Seff is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, pursuing a DrPH in Leadership in Global Health and Humanitarian Systems. Her research focuses on the measurement of social norms around violence against women and gender dynamics. She has an MPH in Global Health from the George Washington University and a B.A. from the University of Florida in Mathematics. She joined PUSKAPA as she has been inspired by PUSKAPA's unwavering commitment to protect the rights and well-being of Indonesia's children, while prioritizing evidence-driven solutions and incorporating children's voices in these efforts.
Ni Luh Putu Maitra Agastya
Agast's research focus is social welfare policy and programs for vulnerable children and families. She joined PUSKAPA in 2012. Agast was involved in the development of child protection concentration at Universitas Indonesia. She also concluded research and advocacy for the implementation of an integrated social welfare service model for vulnerable children. Agast holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Universitas Indonesia and a master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Melbourne University. Agast is also a lecturer at the Department of Social Welfare, at Universitas Indonesia.
Clara received a master’s degree in public policy from Australian National University (ANU) and a BA in political science from Gadjah Mada University. She has a strong background in politics and social policy analysis acquired from her past working experiences and academic training. Before joining PUSKAPA, Clara worked with the World Bank on disability mapping in eastern Indonesia and with Hivos as an monitoring and evaluation officer for the Global Fund project on populations most at risk for HIV/AIDS in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Timor Leste. She joined PUSKAPA to contribute to where social issues are deliberated and innovative solutions are formulated and tested. Clara is currently pursuing her PhD at ANU.
Rahmadi obtained a bachelor’s degree in English Education from the State Institute of Islamic Studies Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh and a master’s degree in child protection from Universitas Indonesia. Since 2004, he has been working with international organizations on issues such as health, community development, capacity building for government staff and stakeholders, child protection, conflict resolution, and monitoring and evaluation. Rahmadi had also worked closely with communities for emergency response. Through his six years of work experience in PUSKAPA he has developed expertise in leading teams in the field, mapping sites and conducting data collection. In 2019, Rahmadi was selected to lead the legal identity and CRVS pillar in PUSKAPA.
Feri graduated from Universitas Indonesia’s Faculty of Law majoring in Community Law and Development. During his undergraduate, Feri joined Community Legal Empowerment Aid as a Legal Researcher for 3 years and was selected to be on the Youth Advisory Panel for United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA). Feri joined PUSKAPA in 2014 as a researcher on access to justice. In 2019, he was selected to Lead PUSKAPA's Access to Justice Pillar.
Widi Laras Sari
Widi graduated from The Australian National University with a Master of Economic Policy degree after graduated from the School of Economics in Universitas Indonesia. Prior to PUSKAPA, she worked at the Institute of Economic and Social Research – University of Indonesia (LPEM-FEUI) as a researcher. Widi has a range of research experience including on inclusive growth in Indonesia, analysis of deforestation in Indonesia, and impact evaluation of universal health insurance scheme in Indonesia. Widi is a strong advocate for the rights of the child and seeks to use her training in economics to promote child rights through PUSKAPA.
Cendy Adam, or Cendy, as he is usually called, graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Universitas Indonesia with a Criminal Law Concentration. After graduating, he worked at the Indonesian Judicial Watch Society of Faculty of Law Universitas Indonesia (MaPPI FHUI) for two years. Joining PUSKAPA since 2017, Cendy has been heavily involved in the advocacy to strengthen people's access to justice. Currently, he is working on strengthening access to legal identity, encouraging evidence-based development, and protecting personal data.
Yando graduated from Universitas Indonesia’s Public Administration department. During his undergraduate years in 2011, Yando worked part-time as data enumerator at PUSKAPA. After graduated, he joined PUSKADIS (Center for Disability Studies) in Universitas Indonesia where he was involved in numerous national and international projects for research and advocacy on disability. He joined PUSKAPA in 2017, where he implements his skills and experience to strengthen the Inclusion and Social Protection pillar. Yando is currently pursuing his master's degree in Public Health at Universitas Indonesia.
Meutia Aulia Rahmi
Meutia Aulia Rahmi has a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Universitas Indonesia. During her undergraduate study, she was involved in numerous field research, both quantitative research and qualitative research, on poverty, health, and welfare issues of women and children. Before joining PUSKAPA in full time capacity, Meutia has been involved in PUSKAPA's legal identity and CRVS research.
Ryan holds a master's degree in development studies from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a bachelor of social science in Sociology from Universitas Indonesia. His research interests concentrate on children and young people's situated encounters with development, and the relationship between policy, practice and theory for childhood and youth in the context of vulnerability and marginalization. Before joining PUSKAPA, Ryan worked for children and youth-focused organizations such as UNICEF, Plan International, and Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
Nadira Irdiana is a Research & Advocacy Associate at PUSKAPA who is actively involved in networks that are working to promote girls' rights and to eliminate violence against children. She is interested in PUSKAPA as she'd like her work to always revolve around child protection, youth participation, gender equality and inclusion issues. She like the focus on delivering high quality researches that are being used to spur action by the government partners and the fact that she would be able to practice her critical thinking skills every day. PUSKAPA also has a bold stance for a range of issues that she care about, which makes it an inspiring work environment for her. Nadira obtained her Master of Arts degree in International Relations (Global Governance) from University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Shaila has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Universitas Indonesia, focusing on transnational crime. Since she was in her undergraduate study, she has been interested in child migration and forced displacement issues. Her passion for research, particularly qualitative research, brought her to work with PUSKAPA as a research and advocacy assistant after graduating. In her free time, she works with a civil society network to advocate for a more accommodating immigration policy for child asylum seekers.
Wenny has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Universitas Indonesia, majoring in in clinical and developmental psychology. She is trained mostly in quantitative research methods and is willing to learn other approaches driven by her interests in contributing to the work of child protection and wellbeing.
Windy is a nutritionist who obtained an MSc degree from Wageningen University, Netherlands and Bachelor degree from Universitas Indonesia. Her interests in child wellbeing grew while she was conducting research on malnourished children in Nigeria and Guatemala during her study. She joined PUSKAPA because she believes that only through interdisciplinary collaboration can most of nutritional issues in Indonesia be solved.
Yanti started her career in the non-profit sector in 1992 and worked for several NGOs on a range of issues, such as labor, social transformation, and women's rights. Her curiosity and willingness to contribute to the work of child protection was the reason she joined PUSKAPA.
Petty graduated from the Diploma Program in Development Communication at the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB). She has worked as an administrator in the private sector and as a Procurement Officer at the Education Development Center - a USAID Project. In 2013, she joined PUSKAPA as the Logistics and Procurement Officer, because she is interested in PUSKAPA's focus on children. Her responsibility includes managing procurement and activities logistics arrangement.
After completing her bachelor’s degree in business administration, Yulianti worked in the secretariat administration department for an NGO, for more than 5 years. Seeking new challenges in a similar area, Yulianti joined PUSKAPA in August 2014.
Bondan Mahardhika Utomo
Bondan Mahardhika Utomo holds a bachelor degree in accounting from Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi Binaniaga, Bogor. Previously, Bondan worked in an international NGO that also focused on children. His concern for the fulfillment of children's rights led him to join the finance team at PUSKAPA.
Nia graduated from Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta in 2013. Previously, Nia had worked in accounting at a profit company. Seeking new experiences and the opportunity to explore social issues, Nia joined PUSKAPA as a finance assistant in 2017. Her main responsibility is to assist the finance manager to manage all financial affairs in PUSKAPA.
Andrea Andjaringtyas Adhi
Andrea Adhi works as Lead for Social Inclusion and Protection team at PUSKAPA. Prior to joining PUSKAPA, as an advocate of evidence-based policy, she managed several randomized evaluations in Indonesia at J-PAL SEA for three years.
Starting in late 2019, she joined PUSKAPA as she has been inspired by PUSKAPA’s strong commitment to protecting the rights of Indonesia’s children through evidence-based solutions and strategic advocacy. Having contributed to the development economics sector for more than five years, she seeks to use her training in economics to move mountains with PUSKAPA.
Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree from Universitas Gadjah Mada and a master’s degree from Boston University, both in economics. In her spare time, she likes to enjoy music and art performances.
Rasti obtained her Diploma in Administration Management Program at Bina Sarana Informatika,
Depok. Rasti started her career in the NGO Environment for almost 7 years, starting in 2013 in the forestry
sector under the supervision of the government in the Dewan Kehutanan Nasional as Administrator. In
2014, she joined an international NGO that focused on conserving palm oil and wild animal,
as an administration staff to manage daily operational activities. Her curiosity on child protection and development is what drove her to join PUSKAPA.