Diah Sulung Syafitri (Indonesia)
Diah Sulung Syafitir (24 years) has been spreading the spirit of volunteerism and values of peace to younger members of her community, by engaging them as volunteers in conflict areas in Indonesia. Since joining the Global Peace Foundation Indonesia (GPFI) as a volunteer in 2014, she has demonstrated her passion for peacebuilding by leading various social cohesion initiatives, including the GPFI charity program that assisted Aceh people overcome the 2016 magnitude earthquake. In 2017, she was further acknowledged for leading youth interfaith dialogues between the Muslim and Christian community in Yogyakarta, to prevent continuous religious disagreements and foster a culture of peace.
Her efforts were recognized internationally when she was appointed as the SDGs Young Ambassador by UNDP Indonesia in 2017, and was involved at the 2017 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) as a participant. She was also invited as an Indonesian delegate for the Asia Pacific Youth Peace Security Regional Meeting of UNSCR, where she was able to give valuable insights to peacebuilding at the local level and contribute to the international youth effort towards volunteerism and peace building processes. Her achievements in promoting a culture of volunteerism, inclusivity and religious tolerance serves as an inspiration to young people in Indonesia.