There would be no Pencerah Nusantara, and CISDI without Diah Saminarsih. She was the Deputy of the President’s Special Envoy for the Millenium Development Goals in 2011 when she became the driving force behind the establishment of a social movement where young people participate as the main actors of development. Collaborating with different organizations and sectors, Pencerah Nusantara was born under her supervision in 2012 with the aim to improve primary healthcare system in rural areas.
In 2014, upon her appointment as Special Adviser for the Minister of Health, Diah has represented Indonesia in numerous global agendas including the UN General Assembly on the conception of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the duration of 2012 – 2014, World Health Assembly, Co-Moderating WHO Director General Candidates Debate, as well as Stockholm Food Forum 2017 where she presented the Indonesian government’s plan in co-hosting the first Asia Pacific Food Forum.
Among her legacies in Indonesia, Diah initiated breakthrough innovations that have triggered systemic changes within government institutions, especially in regards to the improvement of primary healthcare system. Pencerah Nusantara, now on its fifth year, has been globally and nationally recognized. With Pencerah Nusantara was placed runner up during Open Government Awards 2015, it has proven its effective approach and significant impact upon the first three years of implementation. Their success has become the basis for the Ministry of Health to scale up the program to the national level, known as Nusantara Sehat.
Diah is a trained Psychologist. She pursued career as a Management Consultant with specialization in Human Resources, Strategic Communication and Corporate Reconstructing.