MS Program in Social Enterprise at School of International Service, American University, Washington DC
Yohanis Lamere is originally from Tanimbar, Maluku, Eastern Indonesia. He's currently pursuing his master's degree in Social Enterprise at School of International Service, American University, Washington DC with a focus is on sustainability innovation and impact management. He is a recipient of full-ride scholarship from Indonesia's government Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education, Ministry of Finance.
He was one of the Young South East Asia Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), 2018 Academic Fellow. The fellowship allowed him spent 5 weeks of immersive and experiential learning journey in Washington DC, California, and Hawai'i to learn about best practices in natural resource management in the United States. After the fellowship, Yohanis come back to Indonesia, and with his three other friends, he co-founded Cahya Abisatya Innovation Lab (CAIL) and launched a-year long clean-tech accelerator program called Bali Nexus Design Challenge (BNDC). CAIL received a competitive grant YSEALI Seeds for the Future in 2019 and East-West Center Alumni Grant in the same year. His project successfully recruited six clean technology ideas, participated by 15+ young Indonesian students, and was implemented in Bali and three cities in Indonesia.
He used to work as a Field Biologist at Ecofieldtrips that allowed him to bring a group of students travel around South East Asia and teach them about ecosystems. His favorite location is when he brought students to swim with Manta Rays in Komodo Island, Flores, Indonesia.