Rakata International was formed in New Zealand in 1997 by its Directors Dr Jacqueline Parisi and Dr Alan Rogerson. The two directors met in Indonesia in 1996 and both share a joint passion for Indonesia and a commitment
to the benefits of experiential learning.
The name 'Rakata International' was inspired by a dynamic, collaborative and inspirational Indonesian organisation called Rakata Adventure, who focus on outdoor education and
experiential learning. The name Rakata is derived from the island of Krakatoa off the west coast of Java, Indonesia. Before 1883, Krakatoa was a substantial island, with three volcanic peaks, the southernmost of which was Rakata. When Krakatoa
erupted in 1883, generating a shockwave that was measured all over the world, Rakata survived. Now, close to 150 years later, there are four separate islands, the biggest, and most durable, of which is Rakata.
Over the past 18 years Rakata International
has grown to become a successful provider of Organisational Development, Governance, Capacity Building, Change Management, Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development services to the private and public sectors. Projects
have included restructures of private and public sector organisations, reengineering projects, strategic planning assignments, development and implementation of insourcing recruitment partnering models, and the design and delivery of management and leadership