Ahmad Dermawan is a Researcher in the Forests and Governance
programme at CIFOR. He obtained a Master's degree in Development and
Resource Economics from the Agricultural University of Norway. At CIFOR he
is involved in research on the effects of
the economic crisis on Indonesia's forestry sector, the
decentralisation of policymaking and administration of policies
affecting forests in Indonesia, forest industry revitalisation
in Indonesia, and wood and fibre trade in the Asia Pacific
Ambarwati Liano has been working for CIFOR in the Forests
and Governance programme since 1993. She worked for the British
Council before joining CIFOR, and will work together with Dina in
the Bioenergy project.
Dina Hubudin is a graduate of Bogor Agricultural
Institute, where she majored in agribusiness. Since 1999 she
has been working for CIFOR in the Forests and Governance
programme. Dina is the secretary of the Bioenergy project.
George Schoneveld obtained a Master’s degree in
Business Economics and a Master’s degree in International
Development in the Netherlands. He was previously employed in
the investment banking sector and at the University of Utrecht.
He has also conducted research in India on the political economy
of land acquisition processes and the livelihood reconstruction
trajectories of forcibly displaced communities. He is currently
an Associate Expert at CIFOR.
Heru Komarudin is a research officer in the Forests and
Governance programme at CIFOR. He holds a Bachelor's degree in
Forestry from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. Since joining
CIFOR, he has worked on research projects across Indonesia, looking at the impacts of decentralisation on
forests, regional economy and local livelihoods; and on the role
of collective action in securing property rights for the poor.
Under the EC Bioenergy and CORDAID, his research focus is
on legal and policy frameworks for sustainable forest management
and bioenergy development.
Krystof Obidzinski is the bioenergy project coordinator for
Southeast Asia. He is a scientist in
the Forests and Governance programme at CIFOR and focuses on forest-related trade and investment issues. He holds a PhD in
Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam.
Laura German Before joining CIFOR, Laura was the Acting Regional Coordinator and
scientist of the African Highlands Initiative (AHI), an eco-regional programme of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural
Research and a network of the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa. She obtained her PhD
in Ecological and Environmental Anthropology from University of Georgia, Athens, USA
Manuel Guariguata holds a B.Sc in Biology from Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela, a M.Sc. in Botany from
the University of Florida and a Ph.D. from Yale School of Forestry. His research has dealt with secondary succession, restoration,
silviculture, and fragmentation effects on selected ecological processes in the neotropics. From 1994 to 2002 he was based at CATIE,
Costa Rica. Before arriving at CIFOR in 2006 he was Environmental Affairs Officer at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
His current research interests include the ecological basis of forest environmental services across different scales and the integration of
timber and non-timber forest product management, and forestry and climate change issues.
Pablo Pacheco is the project leader of the bioenergy project. He holds a PhD in Geography from the Graduate
School of Geography at Clark University, a Msc in Agricultural Economics and a BA in Sociology. His main research areas comprise the human dimensions of
global environmental change, implications of trade and investment for forests and people, land and forests governance, regional development and land-use
change, and institutions for forest resources management. He has worked as a long-term consultant for the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on
Agriculture (IICA). He has also carried out consultancy work for several organizations including the World Bank, and FAO Forestry Department.
His technical skills include GIS, and remote sensing analysis.
Rubeta Andriani is a research officer in the Forests and
Governance programme at CIFOR. She obtained an MSc in
Natural Resources Management from the International Institute for
Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, the Netherlands
and an MBA in Human Resources Management from Bogor Agricultural
Institute, Indonesia. Previously, she worked with Broken Hill
Proprietary, an Australian based natural resources company.