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Frederik Sarira

Frederik Sarira

Frederik Sarira

Academic Background: Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Relations from Universitas Gadjah Mada, and Bachelor of Political Science (S.I.P.) in International Relations from Universitas Hasanuddin, Indonesia.

Areas of Interest: International Relations, Peacebuilding, Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, Policy Advocacy, Conflict Resolution, Sustainable Development, Youth Empowerment, Human Rights.

Languages Spoken: English and Indonesian.

Frederik Sarira is passionate about education. Upon completing undergraduate studies he pursued a master’s degree in 2013. In 2016, he worked as a non-permanent lecturer at one of the state universities in Indonesia. Following this, he joined two Indonesian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as a program officer on the issue of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). During his work at those institutions, he collaborated with multi-stakeholders, including the government, House of Representatives, NGOs, academia, security institutions and the media. 

From 2018 to mid-2021 he worked at Civil Society Against Violent Extremism (C-SAVE). At this institution, he carried out the policy advocacy in the development of the Indonesia Anti-Terrorism Law. This involved working  at the national level and its derivative regulations at the local level, particularly the involvement of civil society in the prevention measures of violent extremism that leads to terrorism.

In addition, along with the relevant Indonesian government, he contributed to the making of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of People Exposed to Violent Extremism that Leads to Terrorism, as well as its Safety and Security Protocols.

In 2021-2023, he moved to the Institute for International Peace Building, locally known as Yayasan Prasasti Perdamaian (YPP). In March 2023, YPP received the award “Initiator of Sustainable Program” from the Indonesia Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT) for the project “The Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Ex-Terrorist Inmates”, which he led in Central Java Province.

For his dedication as an Indonesian youth working on P/CVE issues, Frederik was awarded a short scholarship from the Australian government in 2019 at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Technology Sydney on Democratic Resilience: Media and Digital Literacy. In addition, he was chosen as one of the Indonesian youth delegates in the 2022 Regional Workshop: Embracing Diversity, Inclusion, and Youth organized by Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.