Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004
This description of Rudi Syaf's work was prepared when Rudi Syaf was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Rudi is working to ensure the cultural survival of marginalized indigenous groups throughout Indonesia, using powerful, innovative advocacy tools to lobby the government for the creation of forest reserve areas. He couples this effort with flexible, culturally specific programmatic responses to barriers to societal well-being.
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