Clarisa Irene Setiawan


Clarisa Irene Setiawan is an intern at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, where she contributes to the institute’s work on humanitarian action. She is interested in the complexity of humanitarian assistance and how practitioners can adopt a more localized, people-centered approach amidst security and protection challenges, increasing man-made and natural disasters, and intricate coordination between actors.

Prior to joining GPPi, Clarisa worked as a social worker in Jakarta to assist unaccompanied adolescent refugees from Afghanistan living in transit. She also interned at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Indonesia. Previously, she participated in qualitative research related to development programs in several remote villages in Kalimantan. For her undergraduate thesis, she investigated the reconstruction of the host community’s view of refugees based on their relationships and the self-representation of young Oromo refugees on social media while living in transit in Jakarta.

Clarisa holds a bachelor’s degree in social anthropology from the University of Indonesia with main interests in the anthropology of humanitarianism and anthropology of development. Currently, she is earning a master’s degree in human rights and humanitarian action at Sciences Po Paris and plans to become a scholar-practitioner in the migration, humanitarian and development fields.

Languages: English, French, Indonesian

Areas of Expertise

Humanitarian Action