Yosephine Avi Rembulan
Field Advisor, Indonesia/South-East Asia Regional Manager
Yosephine Avi Rembulan (Avi) has been working in the nonprofit sector for 15 years. She started as a volunteer for human rights local NGOs in Jakarta. Avi holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from University of Indonesia in Jakarta and a Masters Degree in International Political Economy and Development from the Institute of Social Studies, University of Erasmus, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Avi specialised in gender mainstreaming work, disaster reduction and recovery, sustainable livelihood and conservation for community development. Her role in program development, monitoring and evaluation, and fundraising started since 2007 when she joined Oxfam International for Disaster Recovery program in Aceh, Indonesia. She then lead the development department in Idep Foundation, a national scale organisation based in Bali. Avi also supported program initiation and fundraising for CTI-CFF, a multilateral entity of six countries in the coral triangle area. At the moment, Avi works as an Independent Consultant and Capacity Building Facilitator for many local and national organisations. She is also a member of the Board of Executives of IDEP Foundation.
Avi currently lives in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia with her husband and two-year old baby girl. During her leisure time, Avi enjoys farming in her family's small organic veggie garden at their home in an eco-neighborhood complex called Taman Petanu. She also enjoys scuba diving, mountain trekking, and swimming in the nearby waterfall with her family. She has been planning to continue her education to a higher level, but now thinks that seeing aurora borealis is a more realistic goal to achieve in the near future.