Margianta Surahman Juhanda Dinata’s experience ranges from grassroot work to high-level advocacy in regional and international networks, with intersectional focus on youth development, global health, and social justice.
In 2015, he co-initiated the Youth Movement for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), supporting tobacco control through meaningful youth participation. In 2017, he founded Emancipate Indonesia, a foundation that fights modern slavery and promote workers’ rights as his follow-up from the Student Opposing Slavery Summit in Washington DC, USA.
In 2019-2020, Dinata served at the UNFPA Youth Advisory Panel to promote youth participation and comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). Dinata has also been invited to numerous international forums as a speaker, such as the Asia-Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health 2018, World Health Assembly 2019, World Health Summit 2021, and UNICEF Global Forum for Children and Youth 2021. One of his most notable speaking experiences was at ‘One Young World’ in the Netherlands, where he spoke in front of almost 2000 people from 193 countries and was introduced on stage by Terry Crews, a Hollywood actor and #MeToo activist and actor.
Dinata is now working as the Youth Engagement and Adolescent Health Consultant for UNICEF HQ’s global health program to promote non communicable disease prevention among youth.