Buyung Ridwan Tanjung

Program Officer, Indonesia

Buyung Ridwan Tanjung is the Program Officer for Indonesia for the Disability Rights Fund and the Disability Rights Advocacy Fund. In this role, he works closely with other program team members and serves as a liaison between the Funds and grantees in Indonesia.

Buyung Tanjung brings to DRF/DRAF a strong background as an Indonesian human rights lawyer and a disability activist. He is a co-founder of an Organisation of Person with Disability of OHANA Indonesia. In Indonesia, he has been actively involved in the drafting, advocacy, and monitoring of laws and policies relating to persons with disabilities. He has experience in counselling, education and advocacy of human rights with focus on migrant workers and labour’s rights issues both International and National law system. Therefore intersectionality issues among disability, migrant workers and indigenous people are being his concern currently. He also worked for many years at the Local Ombudsman Office in Indonesia.

Buyung Ridwan Tanjung graduated in Law from the Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia and holds a master of laws (LL.M) of International Law on Human Rights from the Utrecht University, the Netherlands.