Fuad Jamil: Poverty, Informality, and Community-Based Planning in Indonesia

Fuad Jamil

Department of City and Regional Planning Professional Planning Colloquium

Fuad Jamil (Pak Aa) was born in Ciamis, West Java. He has worked for more than 20 years as a community activist and organizer in Surakarta and since 2009 he has worked with the NGO, Yayasan Kota Kita (YKK/Our City Foundation). During this time he has been engaged with local government and community groups tackling issues related to poverty alleviation and participatory planning. He has also served as a facilitator for UN-HABITAT’s City Development Strategies program in Surakarta. Jamil is currently the YKK representative in Surakarta’s Poverty Reduction Coordinating Team board, which works closely with the Indonesian vice president’s own Task Force for Poverty Alleviation. During his time with YKK he has been involved in facilitating a citywide community data collection initiative and the production of 51 neighborhood profiles known as Mini Atlases.

There will be a question and answer session in Sibley Hall, room 115 from 2 p.m.–3 p.m.

Cosponsored by the Southeast Asia Program