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at iob Pioneering NGO transformation to Social Enterprise in Indonesia During the alumni seminar, Lanny Jauhari shared with us her story, looking for ways to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged communities. She walked us through her journey of looking at various sectors (profit and non-profit) for ways to contribute to development impact and how she finally ended up at social entreprises. Lanny then presented her work as program manager for TORAJAMELO, a distinguished social enterprise model company-cum-foundation that works with marginalised rural women weaver artisans Indonesia. The organization’s objective is to create a more inclusive and sustainable economy for poor women in Indonesia, particularly traditional weavers, and to rejuvenate the production of Indonesian indigenous hand-woven cloth. Besides her work at Torajamelo, she also started her own social entreprise. The seminar (on 30 May 2016) was followed by an alumni meet and greet reception, allowing IOB students, staff and alumni to catch up with each other or to get to know each other. Happy (re)-encounters! Want to see Lanny’s presentation on Youtube? Alumni seminar To learn about what our alumni are working on, IOB organised - for the fourth time already an alumni seminar. A call for applications was launched among former IOB students to come to Antwerp and present their work and the development impact it has generated. We received 35 applications, almost all very interesting and impact generating projects and work. It truly was very interesting and heartwarming to see all the development-related work alumni are carrying out around the globe! Unfortunately only one submission could be selected for the seminar. However, other alumni’s work will be provided via other IOB fora (IOB posters presented at the alumni seminar, on the website, …). Ms. Lanny Jauhari (alumna Globalisation and Development 2010-11) was selected to present at the 2016 alumni seminar on 30 May 2016. 4 Exchange to change June 2016