Erna Witoelar


Erna has decades of experience in building coalitions, networks, and partnerships among Civil Society Organizations (CSOs); also in facilitating dialogue and better understanding between CSOs and their stakeholders. She was Minister of Human Settlements and Regional Infrastructure under President Wahid’s administration. Erna was instrumental in forming the Philanthropy and Business for SDGs (FBI4SDGs), a collaborative platform between the government of Indonesia and the private sector aimed at accelerating Indonesia’s achievement of the UN SDGs. As former UN Special Ambassador for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Asia Pacific, she has been actively involved in many multi-stakeholder processes, building dialogues and wider consultative efforts aimed at formulating and delivering post 2015 goals. She was also founder of several civil society based organisations and associations such as KEHATI and Filantropi Indonesia