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Maria
Karienova
Digital Rights Manager (Indonesia)

Maria has lived in Medan, Bali, Jakarta, Bandung, and London. However, she considers comfort food as her ultimate home. In the past five years, she has actively engaged in communications and development work, specialising in public outreach, community development, and inclusivity strategies. Among the projects, Maria has managed involved the cultivation of entrepreneurial knowledge and networks for young people in East Indonesia, organisational positioning to scale impact, and data preparedness in times of disaster. During her time with the United Nations Development Programme in Indonesia, she also supported the establishment of its Innovative Financing Lab, one of many platforms that will aid the fulfilment of UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Maria holds a postgraduate degree in Development Studies from SOAS University of London. Aside from international development, Maria is also concerned about the decolonisation of the mind and the politics of feminism in the Global South.

Languages: Javanese, Bahasa Indonesia, English
Email: maria@engagemedia.org (download PGP key)
Fingerprint: FB6F 7B1F 3F6D 1EEF FEEB B060 42FB 3CE8 AA92 220E

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