Our Team

Short Profiles

Chief Knowledge Worker

Pak Wicak

Wicaksono Sarosa, Ph.D

Currently active as an urban practitioner and also as the Director and Chief Knowledge Worker at the RuangWaktu Knowledge Hub. Served as Executive Director of URDI (Urban and Regional Development Institute) in 2002-2007 and Executive Director of the Partnership for Governance Reform from 2009-2014.  

Invited as training instructor in the field of local development in various countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Bhutan, Thailand, Australia, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Myanmar through assignments from various international organizations such as UNDP, UNESCAP, GIZ, USAID, University of Canberra and others . Experienced in managing grants as well as working with government agencies and community organizations.

Elected as a member of Policy Unit 4 on Governance and Urban Capacity Building in preparation for Habitat III, assisting Bappenas (Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia) in formulating the National Urban Policy and Strategy (2008-2009) which later changed to the National Urban Policy (2018 - 2020). In addition, he was a member of the independent assessment team in the Regional Development Awards (previously named Anugerah Pangripta Nusantara) from 2011-2020.


Prof WihanaProf. Wihana Kirana Jaya, M.Soc.Sc., Ph.D

A Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Gadjah Mada University. He currently holds the position of Special Staff to the Minister of Transportation for the Economy and Transportation Investment after previously serving as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business, Gadjah Mada University (2012-2016). He is active as a consultant in international organizations such as USAID, AusAid, ADB, & World Bank.

Knowledge Workers

LithaNurulitha A. Susetyo, M.A

Started working in Bappenas as supporting staff (2012), focus on decentralization and regional autonomy issues. Has a background as a Bachelor of Engineering from Urban and Regional Planning ITB (2008-2012) and Master of Arts in Social Policy for Development from International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam (2015).

ArdinaArdina Putri Rahtama, M.Sc

Graduated from Urban and Regional Planning UGM (2014) and KTH Royal Institute of Technology (2018) with specialization on Urban Housing and Livelihood. Has experience working as policy staff at Bappenas with the focus on sustainable rural and urban issue. Currently active as knowledge worker in RuangWaktu. Sustainable Urban Planning and Design, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (2016). Memiliki pengalaman kerja di bidang perencanaan wilayah dan kota sebagai staf pendukung di Bappenas dengan fokus pada isu pembangunan desa. Saat ini aktif sebagai Knowledge Worker di RuangWaktu.

SessaSessa Noviyanti, SAP

Earned Bachelor Degree in Public Administration from STIAMI Institute Depok in 2017. Has experience in working as administrative staff in electronic production company for one year as well as in futures brokerage firm for one year.

*Although our team is small, we rely on a wide network of experts in various fields and sectors.

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