Janianton Damanik is Professor in the Department of Social Development and Welfare of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia and formerly Head of the Center for Tourism Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada. Currently he serves as Chair of Indonesian Social Development Association for 2018-2021 period.
Previously in 2004 and 2008 he was a guest lecturer at the Hochschule Konstanz, Germany. His works highlight the issue of community livelihood, community life satisfaction, and local community empowerment especially through community-based tourism schemes. He is co-editor of Poverty Alleviation through Tourism (2006), co-author of Perencanaan Ekowisata: Dari Teori ke Aplikasi (2006), co-author of Manajemen Destinasi Pariwisata (2012), author of Pariwisata Indonesia: Antara Peluang dan Tantangan (2013) and co-author of Membangun Pariwisata dari Bawah (2015). More also, he writes numerous academic articles, his recent academic article publications are Lack of Stakeholder Partnerships in Destination Management: Lessons Learned from Labuan Bajo, Eastern Indonesia published in Asian Journal of Tourism Research (2016), Subjective Life Satisfaction in Changing Rural Yogyakarta, Indonesia publish in the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies (2017), and Analysis of the Tourist Experience of Management of A Heritage Tourism Product: Case Study of The Sultan Palace of Yogyakarta, Indonesia published in Journal of Heritage Tourism (2018).
David Androff, M.S.W., Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University where he is the co-founder and Associate Director of the Office of Global Social Work, Chair of the Policy, Administration, and Community Practice Program, and Senior Sustainability Scholar with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.
Dr. Androff serves as the Secretary General for ICSD and is the International Co-Chair for the 21st Conference. He was appointed as a Research Associate to the Centre for Social Development in Africa at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He is a founding member of the Council of Social Work Education’s Council on Human Rights.
Dr. Androff’s work focuses on building strong and sustainable communities through promoting human rights. His scholarship examines social policy in the areas of immigration, refugees, transitional justice, and social development. Dr. Androff serves on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Community and Social Development, the Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, and Social Work. He is the author of Practicing Rights: Human Rights-based Approaches to Social Work Practice (Routledge, 2016).
Dian Fatmawati, M.A. is lecturer at the Department of Social Development and Welfare, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada. She obtained her bachelor and master degree from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Her research interest include Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), regionalism in ASEAN, and gig-economy. She is currently taking part in a collaborative research between Flinders University and Universitas Gadjah Mada with the title “Understanding the Nature of Work in the Disruptive Technology Era: Research on Workers of On-Demand Transportation Sector in Indonesia”.