Agus Pratama Sari: Since 2010, Agus Sari has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Conservation Global, a commercial conservation company, which is a member of the London and Hong Kong-based Sustainable Growth Group. Agus Sari has also been on the board, as well as a member, of various environmental NGOs in Indonesia and overseas, not to mention business, academic, and scientific communities, including the Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and industry (KADIN) and the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He obtained an advanced degree from the Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley, with the support of the coveted Fulbright Scholarship. Agus Sari, a committed environmentalist, enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and fine arts.
Trisa Permata is a 13-year old girl who is a student at SMPK 5 Penabur, Jakarta. Her broad interests include fine arts, science experiments, and movies, especially documentary films which, in her opinion, encourages critical thinking. Trisa spends her leisure time learning musical instruments such as the piano and the flute.
Azzahra Gunaevy is a 9 year-old girl who is currently studying at the Singapore International School in Jakarta. She shows enthusiasm for school science projects, loves fine arts, and, of course, movies. She also enjoys outdoor activities and sports. Her astute eye and strong passion for science make her a suitable critic for this year’s Science Film Festival documentaries.
Desmarita Murni works as a Communications Coordinator specializing in the field of forestry, protection of terrestrial species, and freshwater program at the WWF in Indonesia. In 2004, she received her Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University, USA.
Eugene Panji is an Indonesian film director and TV advertisement director. He received his degree in Graphic Design from the Institut Kesenian Jakarta in 1997. His passion lies in the development and improvement of the Indonesian education system, specifically the education of children. Eugene Panji has volunteered at the United Nations as a creative director for the World Food Programme under the United Nations. At this moment, Eugene is working on his new film for children titled Cita-Citaku Setinggi Tanah, due to premiere in February 2012.
Katell Flourié is French Assistant Director of the Malaysia-France University Centre (MFUC). Also linked to the French Embassy, Katell manages the promotion of French higher education, supports the development of Malaysian-French academic and scientific cooperation projects and watches over French higher education.
Hassan Abd. Muthalib is an artist, animator, writer & film director in a career spanning almost 50 years. He now researches early Malaysian cinema. His writings on film & animation appear in journals & books locally & overseas. He is currently with the Faculty of Artistic & Creative Technology where he has just completed his book on the history of animation in Malaysia.
Marine Moncaut has a master degree in Conception and Direction of Cultural Projects and works as a cultural coordinator at the Alliance française de Kuala Lumpur. She is in charge of the cultural activities organized by the Alliance française such as screenings, exhibitions, music concerts, festivals in a way to promote the French culture in Malaysia, in partnership with the local scene.
Mathieu Guérin is an Associate Professor in History at the University of Caen. He is currently in charge of higher education and scientific cooperation between France and Malaysia at the French Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and director of the Malaysia-France University Centre.
Noreen Parafina / Museo Pambata, Noreen Parafina is a teacher and storyteller for thirteen years. She is busy designing educational activities and programs for children advocating and promoting children's rights, literacy and the arts. She is currently the Programs Director of Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc.
Maricel Manalo-Diaz / National Library of the Philippines, Maricel M. Diaz is the head of the Special Collections Section of the Filipiniana Division of the National Library of the Philippines (with classification Library III). She started her career in public service last February 2002 as a Librarian (classified Level I) at the same institution and kept on giving quality service to the public. With her educational background in Library and Information Science, she has been selected to represent the country and participate in various projects related to education, culture and arts. These projects include the Cultural Partnership Initiative Program by the Korea Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as well as the Science Film Festival by the Goethe-Institut among others.
Ruby Roan-Cristobal / Department of Science and Technology
Ruby Roan-Cristobal is a seasoned science communication specialist and project development manager having dedicated more than 25 years of her career in planning and implementing programs and projects that stimulate the interests of the youth in science and technology. Once the Science Consultant of Sine’skwela of ABS-CBN Foundation and served for three years in the Book Review Committee of the Department of Education, she is now the Chief Science Research Specialist of the S&T Manpower Education Research and Promotions Division of the Science Education Institute-Department of Science and Technology, taking charge of science education research, S&T culture development, and information systems and IT infrastructure development works in the agency. With her educational background in science and communication and media studies, she is also engaged in social marketing, interactive science exhibits development, and science journalism.
Ms. Robesa Hilario / Department of Education, Robesa R. Hilario was an elementary Mathematics teacher for 13 years in a public school in Quezon City. She has also served as Department of Education representative for ABS-CBN Foundation's educational shows "Mathtinik" and "Why Not". She currently works as Education Program Specialist in the Bureau of Elementary Education-Curriculum Development Division. She is part of the ICT team of the Bureau and one of the curriculum writers in elementary mathematics.
Mylene Abiva / Quezon City Interactive Science Centre/FELTA Multi-Media Inc., Mylene Abiva is involved in the conceptualization, science equipment procurement, facility design and program implementation of the Quezon City Interactive Science Centre, launched last May 2010 under the leadership of former Mayor Sonny Belmonte (currently Speaker of the House). She is the pioneer in introducing ROBOTICS using LEGO Education kits in Elementary and Secondary schools in the Philippines. She is also the National Organizer of the Philippine Robotics Olympiad. She became a Finalist of the Gawad Lider Awards 2010 (for S&T, Individual Category). She is currently the President/CEO, FELTA Multi-Media Inc. She is a graduate of De La Salle University, major in Business Management.
Leslie Ann Jose-Castillo / ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
Leslie Ann Jose-Castillo is a development communication specialist at the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity. Prior to joining ACB, she was a senior public relations associate working on corporate and issue publicity, public relations strategy planning and implementation, and conceptualization of information materials. She is managing editor of the ASEAN Biodiversity Magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree from the University of the Philippines - Diliman, and a Master of Arts in Development Communication degree from the UP Open University.
Grace Panganiban / ABS-CBN Foundation Inc., Grace Torres Panganiban works as an Executive Producer of the Educational Televison Production Department of the E-Media Program of ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. She loves working with and for children. For 15 years, she has dedicated her career in producing educational programs for children believing that it will help in uplifting the educational system in the country. Such programs like Sineskwela (Science), Mathtinik (Math),Bayani (Filipino Heroes), Art Jam (Arts & Crafts), Epol/Apple (English), Basta Sports (Sports), Salam (Peace Education), I Got It! (Edutainment Magazine) and Why Not?(Nutrition). For her, producing children shows is an advocacy because the most difficult, hallenging and demanding audience are children.
Mrs. Pham Thi Bich Nga Graduated from Hanoi National University with a Bachelor of Art in major of Foreign Language Pedagogy. Graduate from National Economics University with Bachelor of Art in major of Business Administration. Graduated from University of East Anglia (UK) with a Master of Development Studies. Currently works as a Training and Education Specialist for the international NGO Live and Learn
Dr. Ngo Thi Tuyen Graduated from Hanoi Foreign Language Pedagogy University with bachelor degree in Russian
Graduated from Hanoi Open University with bachelor degree in English
Graduated from the National Institute of Scientific Research with bachelor degree in psychology
Graduated from the National Institute of Scientific Research with doctor degree in psychology
Works as an educator, following educational technology theory, foreign language teaching textbook developer, environmental education/education for sustainable development researcher, life skill curriculum and textbook developer.
Pham Thi Hong Tuyen Graduated from National Foreign Language University Voronej (Russia) with a bachelor degree in literature
Graduated from Hanoi Academy for Journalism and Communication (Vietnam)
Graduated from Hanoi Academy of Theater and Cinema (Vietnam) in stage direction for film & television.
Works as deputy director of the department for youth programs at VTV6
Pham Trung Luan Pupil at Thang Long High School
Member of 350vietnam club
Participant in activities of Vietnam Green Generation Network for environmental protection and climate change
Chuthamasth Sarobrass from The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST), graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a Master of General Science and from Srinakarin Wiroj University with a Master of Education Research. She has
been working as an Educator and Researcher in the education field at IPST since 2002 and has furthermore been a member of the evaluations committee for the Science Film Festival for IPST since 2008.
Peeda Chitnuyanont from the Science Centre for Education (SCE) graduated from Chiang Mai University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biochemistry and Biochemical Technology and continued with a Master of Museology from University of Washington. She is currently working as an Educator in the Natural Science section at the Science Center for Education.
Jumphol Hemakheerin from the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) graduated from Srinakarin Wiroj University, Bangsaen Campus with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Programme. He is currently working as a consultant for science related media and communication at the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). Furthermore he is the executive editor for 'The Updated Magazine' at Se-Education Co.,Ltd.
Pimonpan Chantarapimon from the National Science Museum (SCE) graduated from Kasetsart University with a Master degree of Agribusiness. She has been working since 2006 as a science educator at the 'Information Technology Museum' exhibition department at the National Science Museum (NSM), Thailand.
Siwadol Rathee from the Thai Film Foundation graduated from Thammasat University with a Bachelor of Economics. He is currently working as the Head of Programming at the Thai Film Foundation as well as being a special lecturer of documentary film making at Silpakorn University. Furthermore he is an instructor for short film productions and works as a freelance short film and documentaries producer and director.
Yuttinai Yungcharoen graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a Bachelor of Sport Science and Master of Psychology Industrial Organization. He is currently working as Knowledge Activity Manager at the Thailand Knowledge Park (TK Park).