Dyana Savina

Senior Manager

Dyana is a Senior Manager in the GESI practice at MSC CPD Indonesia.

Dyana has 10+ years of experience in social development and GESI initiatives. She has a Master in Women, Gender, Development from the International Institute of Social Studies Erasmus University Rotterdam and a Bachelor in Criminology from the Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Indonesia. Her professional experiences include extensive network and background in community-driven development, civil society engagement, gender equality, social inclusion, women’s empowerment, sustainable development goals, women and youth’s leadership, multi-actor collective action, policy advocacy, and parliamentary engagement. Her experience in relevant work at GESI programs includes working with several national and international organizations. Dyana has worked with the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women; Imparsial—The Indonesian Human Rights Monitor; The Indonesian Business Links with Yayasan Plan International Indonesia; Hivos Southeast Asia with Global Dialogues and Norwegian Embassy; The Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (MAMPU) with Cowater International; and the Australia Indonesia Health Security Partnership (AIHSP) with Cardno International Development.

Posts by Dyana Savina

Women Digital Ambassadors: Drivers of financial inclusion in rural areas of Indonesia

Cooperatives are often encouraged to embrace modernization and digitalization. Yet, how prepared are they to undertake this journey? The problem tends to be more challenging, especially for women’s cooperatives in the rural areas, which are constrained in terms of access and skills to use digital platforms.

A tale of the “other” workers: An observation on home-based women workers in Indonesia

Home Based Workers in Indonesia are highly vulnerable as they work without formal contracts. They endure unstable incomes, low wages, no insurance, and inadequate working conditions. In some instances, they also face domestic violence. The digital economy poses another challenge for these workers since most are not digitally literate. In this joint op-ed by MSC and Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, Indonesia, MSC acknowledges the interplay of four key interdependent factors that are commonly overlooked while designing programs for HBWs. We also recommend ways for recognizing the profiles and gaps of women HBWs to increase their mobility, quality of employment, and economic empowerment.