Mr Ajie Saksono

PhD Candidate
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • ABOUT

BA (Institute of Public Administration, Indonesia), MPA (Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia). Ajie is a PhD Candidate in Southeast Asian Social Inquiry with the research focus in rural development and rural poverty in Indonesia. His thesis examines the changing concepts of community empowerment in state-led rural development in Indonesia from 1967 to 2017. Prior to his study at UNSW canberra, Ajie was public sector officer at Regional Development Planning Agency in Indonesia.

Grants/Award

- Bachelor’s degree fully funded scholarship (4 years) from the Ministry of Home Affairs of Indonesia: 1998-2001;

- Doctoral degree (LPDP) fully funded scholarship (4 years) from the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia: 2016-2020;

Recent and upcoming paper presentations/ Conferences/ Seminars

- Paper presentation titled “State-society relations in community empowerment policies in rural Indonesia” at the 22nd Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. The conference was held at the University of Sydney from 2-5 July 2018;

- Paper presentation and full paper submission titled “Revisiting empowerment: How have the rural poor been neglected in centralised rural development policies in Indonesia between 1967 and 2015” at the 2nd International Conference on Social and Political Issues. The conference was held by The University of Indonesia at Bali, Indonesia from 29-30 October 2018. My paper currently under publication process.

- Fieldwork’s findings presentation at Department of Sociology, The University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (23 January 2019)

- Post fieldwork presentation seminar at School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), UNSW Canberra (4 March 2019)

- Paper presentation titled “ Changing concepts of community empowerment in state-led rural development policies in Indonesia from 1967 to 2018” at the Indonesian Rountable Discussion 2019. The conference will be held at the Australian National University on 11 April 2019 by Indonesian Student Association in Australia Capital Territory (PPIA ACT).

- Paper presentation (has received bursary awards) titled “ Women’s empowerment in changing rural economy: Cases of agricultural development and village-based tourism industries in decentralised Indonesia” at Women in Asia Conference 2019. The conference will be held at the UNSW Sydney from 21- 23 June 2019.