Andhyta Firselly Utami (Afu)

Think Policy Indonesia

Andhyta Firselly Utami (Afu) is the initiator of Think Policy Indonesia, a community of young professionals with a mission to encourage cross-sector collaboration for more data-driven and empathetic public policies. Afu also makes various video essays through Frame & Sentences, a YouTube channel that aims to encourage critical thinking skills through discussing social and political issues. As an Environmental Economist, Afu has conducted various research and analysis of public policies to promote sustainable development in Indonesia, particularly related to the management of low-carbon natural resources for the welfare of society. Afu’s educational background is a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Indonesia. At Harvard, Afu had represented the campus in the Shaping Future Governments: Global University Challenge competition and with his team won first place. Afu’s passion for writing also won him the 3rd Prize International UNESCO Essay Contest for Young People when he was 20 years old, where Afu wrote about the ideals of a peaceful and sustainable world.