Andhika Rutten

Introducing Andhika Rutten


knowledge sharing and international collaboration with peers is inevitable in order to achieve safety and solidarity while building a better place“

Andhika Rutten works for KIT Intercultural Professionals, part of the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. Besides her work at KIT she supports organizations and businesses on how to empower and engage vulnerable communities in projects around sustainability.

Having ties from both sides (a father who has roots in the Netherlands/Dutch East Indies and a mother of Indonesian/Chinese descent, with family in Indonesia), catalyzed the love for Indonesia. Later on, she developed a special interest in connecting the past, the here and now and the future.

we will never know all the facts, but we will meet people

“Our historically shared relationship is a relationship that needs further investigation and through education we need to rectify the (historical) discourse. But let us also use this shared relationship as a (conversation) starter for potential collaborations, to write a new chapter, to create new joint experiences and to share responsibility when tackling global (human rights, socio-economic and ecological) challenges. Indonesia is the future!”