Wiradmadinata awarded The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

Program Year: 2009

As Secretary General of Forum LSM Aceh and a leading figure in a network of sixty local NGOs in Aceh, Mr. Wiradmadinata has represented Aceh’s’ civil society in advising the Aceh Peaceful Reintegration Agency (BRA) on implementation of the 2005 Peace Agreement between the Aceh Rebellion Movement and the Indonesian Government. For his research affiliation, he was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Maryland’s Center for International Development and Conflict Management, his research there resulted in a paper entitled, “An Evolving Model for Conflict Transformation and Peace Building in Aceh.” View the Executive Summary. He concluded his fellowship with presentations in Bangkok and Mindanao hosted by the Foundation. Interest in his work was such that the latter event drew an audience of almost 100 in the Southern Philippines, where the populace had long awaited a peace agreement.

This tribute reflects the organization’s long-standing interest in the field and Dr. Fuller’s personal concern for furthering the professional development of a cadre of young Asians with leadership potential and a commitment to advancing knowledge and experience regarding the management of sub-national conflicts.The fellowship award supports a six-month professional affiliation with a relevant institution in the U.S. arranged by The Asia Foundation. The program may also include visits to selected cities in the US and in some cases, Asia, for additional meetings with specialists.