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Penghargaan UN Women 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs: Temui Juri
Anne Valko Celestino
Anne Valko Celestino is a Gender and Social Development Specialist for the Private Sector Operations Department at the Asian Development Bank, where she is responsible for integrating gender analysis and measures into private sector projects, programs, and technical assistance grants. Part of the transaction support team, she also assists investment teams and clients to ensure high quality gender mainstreaming in the definition and implementation of gender action plans. Anne worked in the Swiss private sector before dedicating her career to development issues and particularly involved in women’s empowerment and community development programs. She has been working in development finance since 2013 when she joined the African Development Bank. During her seven-year tenure in the African institution, she complemented her social development skills with investment finance and private sector development. Anne has experience across sectorial operations as well as stakeholder and strategy engagement. She is also qualified in project management and notably managed several institutional initiatives including a major multi-partner flagship program promoting women in business, access to finance and gender equality in economic development. “The WEPS are really a great tool of reference because they are meant for everyone. Any business can identify with one or several of the principles and can find inspiration on how to achieve better gender equality in the area they see best fit with their strengths in making a difference.”
Erna Witoelar is the former UN Special Ambassador for MDGs in Asia Pacific (2003-2007), Indonesian Minister of Human Settlements and Regional Development (1999-2001), and President of the Consumers International (1991-1997). She is also Founder and Leader of several CSOs, among others the Indonesian Environmental Forum (WALHI), Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI), Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia, Philanthropy Indonesia, Asia Pacific Water Forum, the Indonesia Biodiversity Foundation (KEHATI) and UNW Consultant for WEPs’ Scoping. Erna was the International Jury of Goldman Environmental Prize Award since 2011. In 2018 she co-founded a startup company "Partnership-ID" that facilitates sustainable partnerships & collaborative engagements. A Chemical Engineer from ITB in 1974, she completed her post-graduate study in Human Ecology from UI in 1993, and was awarded as Doctor of the University at Griffith University, Brisbane in 2019. “The private sector is already recognized as a key partner to the achievement of the universally adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It plays an important role as an engine of economic growth and job creation in developing countries. It provides goods and services, generates tax revenues to finance essential social and economic infrastructure, and develops new and innovative solutions that help tackle development challenges, and it is a central actor in addressing climate change."
Josephine Satyono is the Executive Director of Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN), a local network of United Nations Global Compact in Indonesia. She has more than 30 years of professional experience in multi-national and national corporations and international organizations. She is a former Global Mobility Tax Process Leader for Asia Pacific of General Electric (GE), who also once led GE Volunteers as Director for South Asia. Josephine led collaborative project initiatives with local and international profit and non-for-profit organizations, government institutions, and volunteering and community service agencies. During her career with GE, she was awarded the “Jack Welch Elfun of the Year” and the “Philippe Award”, a global award for excellence in volunteer and community activities. “Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Awards is a recognition of business effort in taking real life examples to empower women. I’m honored to serve as the UN Women’s WEPs Awards judging panel for this prestigious effort. Studies have proven that when business creates an enabling environment for women, business can unlock women’s big potential that business can benefit from.”
Maya Juwita is Executive Director of Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE), which is a coalition of companies that are committed to promote women’s economic empowerment and gender equality at workplace. Prior to the current position, she was Head of HR at WWF Indonesia and HR Manager for Southeast Asia Regional Program at World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) which harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. She has also served as a HR & GA Manger at the Partnership for Governance Reform (Kemitraan) which was a multi-stake holders’ organization with mission to establish fair, democratic and sustainable governance in Indonesia. She has a master’s degree in business law from the University of Gadjah Mada. “The world is populated by men and women almost equally. By fostering gender-sensitive culture and practices, companies are actually ensuring their future sustainability by getting business insights from both genders which lead to maximum performance and growth.”
Sagita Adesywi is a Business and Human Rights National Specialist for the EU-funded Business and Human Rights Asia (B+HR Asia) program at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Indonesia. She works with government partners, businesses and business associations, and civil society organizations to promote the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on Business and Human Rights. Before she worked for UNDP, Sagita worked on fostering engagement with the business sector to support government’s efforts in reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS in the workplace and wider communities with UNAIDS. She has also worked with UNICEF on promoting responsible business to advance the fulfilment of children’s and women’s right in business operations and supply chains, particularly within the palm oil sector. “To advance economic diversity, it’s a no brainer to include women in the workforce. Accepting, equipping and allowing women to participate in the economy without limitations and restrictions, improve the quantity and quality of human resources in the development advances the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.”