Jakarta/Medan, Indonesia
2002 - 2003 IPF Fellow

Affiliation: Member of the North Sumatra regional government task force on decentralization and the implementation of policies in the wake of the recent general election.
e-mail: siahaan@policy.hu
secondary e-mail: asimasiahaan90@yahoo.co.id
website: http://www.policy.hu/siahaan/

Fellow project
2002 - 2003:
Women and local government in Indonesia: Seeking gender-sensitive local governance
The goal of the project is to explore the role of women in local governments, non-governmental and community-based organizations in North Sumatera; identify ways of promoting gender-sensitive development among policymakers and other stakeholders at the local level; via focus groups and seminars, bring together diverse stakeholders to analyze problems at the local level and search for strategies to enable both men and women to direct the development agenda; and write a research and policy paper for the local governor, the North Sumatera Women's Caucus, and relevant academics, community-based organizations and women's interest NGOs.

Working groups:
Gender Policy, Modernization, Globalization, and Islam

Relevant countries: Indonesia, Russia