Andreas is a practitioner, researcher, facilitator, and trainer in the area of international development, peacebuilding and social accountability with more than 15 years of experience. Currently PhD Candidate at Harry Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
From 2014-2018, Andrea worked as Project Manager of a social accountability project in a province in Indonesia. The project, implemented by Wahana Visi Indonesia / World Vision Indonesia and funded by the World Bank through its Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) project, aimed to improve maternal and child health (MCH) services in three districts of NTT Province by improving dialogue between communities, service providers and local government. The project applied World Vision’s Citizen Voice and Action as a social accountability approach, engaging communities by using community score card and standard monitoring (social audit) to assess the MCH services and provide feedback to improve the services.
As Peacebuilding Specialist at World Vision Indonesia, Andreas provided technical assistance to ensure the integration of peacebuilding into World Vision Indonesia’s ministry through relief, transformational development, and advocacy. Peacebuilding integration aimed to ensure that the programs will do no harm, strengthen local capacities (including capacities for peace), prevent and reduce violent conflict and violence in all its forms, and build sustainable peace through transformation of attitudes, behaviors, relationships, structures, and cultures. As a child-focus organization, World Vision Indonesia ensures that children are actively involved as agents of change and agents of peace, including peace education in schools.
Andreas holds a master degree in Conflict Transformation with a concentration in Peacebuilding and Development, from the Center for Justice and Peace (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, US. He also graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung with a major in Mining Engineering, with a concentration in Extractive Metalurgy.