Catharina Any Sulistyowati
Kuncup Padang Ilalang (KAIL)
Coordinator for Youth Program and Sustainable Community Initiative
Any is a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow and a LEAD Indonesia Fellow (1998-2000). She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology (1991-1995) and a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands (2000-2001).
She has been working in the social sector since 1995. Her experience includes developing ELSPPAT (Institute for Development and Technology Services Studies) in Bogor (1995-2000), establishing and developing Perkumpulan Kuncup Padang Ilalang (KAIL) in Bandung (2002-present, and being a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow. KAIL is an NGO that focuses on increasing the capacity of individuals and groups to create change in society.
Throughout her career, she has facilitated the learning process and action planning for various groups, such as young people, the urban poor, village leaders, women, government and social organizations both at the local and international levels. Her current main roles are: (1) facilitating the community / organization / group to make a shared vision and planning to build a more sustainable world, (2) writing various articles and books about various initiatives to build a more sustainable world, (3) building a learning center (Rumah KAIL) to facilitate the process of sharing and learning about sustainable development initiatives among individuals and organizations.
Any published an article Connecting Conservation and Electrification in Indonesia in the Solutions Journal, Vol 3, Issue 5, September 2012. This success very much contributes to a vision she articulated as a Fellow to write and publish more in English.
Any wrote the chapter Case Studies for Social Work Education from Indonesia – Examples of Farmers Field School in the English language book Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, edited by Selwyn Stanley and published by NOVA Publishers in 2010.