Ms. Diah S. Saminarsih

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Stakeholder Group: Government

Region: Asia-Pacific Group

Panellist Participation: onsite

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Primary Professional Affiliation:
Office of President's Special Envoy on MDGs, Government of Indonesia
City: Jakarta, Indonesia


Diah joined the Office of Special Envoy on MDGs to the President of the Republic of Indonesia at its inception in early 2010. Academically trained as a Psychologist, Diah pursued her profession al path as a Management Consultant, with specialization in Human Resources, Strategic Communication and Corporate Restructuring.

As Assistant President's Special Envoy on MDGs for Program Planning and Partnerships, Diah is directly involved in the design and implementation of Pencerah Nusantara, a platform of action focusing on sustainable public-private partnership model that recruits young health professionals to promote community health in various rural locations throughout Indonesia.

As an advocate for health, especially on women and children's health, Diah is an active member of the Task Team of Partnership for Maternal Neonatal and Children Health (PMNCH) for Post 2015 Global Framework on Women and Children Health.

In her spare time, Diah pursues her artistic talent as a classical Javanese dancer in Padnecwara dance troop, where she has trained since 1978.