Yanti Silviana is an MPA in Development Practice candidate from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, specializing in Leadership, Innovation, and Design. She founded Plastic Fused, a project that empowers women trash pickers to upcycle plastic waste into commercial bags. She is a frequent speaker on youth entrepreneurship and the circular economy.

She brings expertise in social entrepreneurship, social innovation, social impact, public sector management, accountability, monitoring and evaluation, with extensive international fieldwork experience across Indonesia, the United States, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Mongolia, and Portugal. She has worked for organizations such as USAID, New Zealand Aid, the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit of Mongolia (New Recovery Policy Accelerator), and the Lisbon City Council.

Based in New York City, she is eager to contribute to Accountable Now’s mission of supporting global civil society organizations in advancing transparent, impact-focused, and community-led programming. She uses she/her/hers pronouns.