Suprayoga Hadi has been working towards the advancement of the inclusion of women in peace and security issues in Indonesia for over a decade.
His view is that involving women in peace processes is vitally important to the success of peace talks. Suprayoga also advocates for women holding strong roles in the planning and implementation of security issues.
During a decade of tenure at the Ministry for National Development Planning, he played a leading role in establishing the Women and Peace Champion Forum in conflict affected regions – including Maluku, North Maluku and Central Sulawesi – which aims to address domestic violence and issues women face in post-conflict areas, develop women’s capacities and promote women’s political participation.
Suprayoga also helped create and advocate for the following gender-sensitive conflict-related mechanisms: Conflict Sensitive Planning Guideline, which involves women in decision-making processes; Conflict Early Warning Early Response System Guideline, which ensures the inclusion of women representatives; and the drafting of the Conflict Prevention Framework, to also promote women’s role in conflict prevention initiatives.
Previously, he worked on the reintegration and recovery assistance program to reduce the vulnerability of victims of conflict in Aceh, directing focus to women and marginalised groups. From 2014 to 2015, Suprayoga was the Deputy Minister for resources development, and since 2015 has been the Director General for the disadvantaged region and transmigration in the Republic of Indonesia. In this role, he is responsible for executing the policy for development, with particular focus on disaster prone regions and communities at risk of food insecurity.