Keynote Speakers


Erik Solheim
Norwegian Minister for the Environment and International Development

Erik Solheim heads one of very few ministries in the world that combine environment and development aims. As a strong advocate of the integral relationship between both, he has been a key supporter of environmental actions at national and international levels throughout his political career. Mr Solheim spearheaded the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative, under which Norway cooperates closely with Brazil, Indonesia, Guyana and other countries on conservation and sustainable use of rainforests. The initiative has attracted interest worldwide and provided input to the negotiations on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, or REDD+. It was also under his leadership that Norway became one of the pioneer members of UNEP’s Climate Neutral Network, catalysing his country’s action toward a low-carbon society. Outside environment and development, from 2000 to 2005, Mr Solheim was the main facilitator of the peace process in Sri Lanka, which led to the ceasefire agreement and the Oslo Declaration. He has also been involved in the peace processes in Burma, Burundi, Nepal, Sudan and Zimbabwe, and has also launched an initiative to promote broader Norwegian cooperation with Latin America. Mr Solheim was the leader of the Socialist Left Party (SV) from 1987 to 1997 and member of the Storting, the Norwegian Parliament, from 1989 to 2001. The key themes of his party leadership periods included SV’s transformation to becoming Norway’s leading green party and adaptation of Norwegian socialism to the post-Cold War period. Mr Solheim is the recipient of the Champion of the Earth award from the UN Environment Programme and was chosen as ‘Hero of the Environment’ by Time. He holds a degree in history and social studies from the University of Oslo.

Andrew Steer
Special Envoy for Climate Change
The World Bank

Dr Steer became Special Envoy for Climate Change at the World Bank in July 2010. As such, he is responsible for guiding the World Bank Group’s work on climate change (now in over 130 countries), and for advancing a strong pro-development climate agenda internationally. In his post, which ranks at the level of vice president, he will also oversee the USD 6.5 billion Climate Investment Funds and help mobilise climate financing. Prior to his appointment, Dr Steer served for three years as Director General for Policy and Research at the UK Department for International Development in London. In earlier years, he held a number of positions at the World Bank including country director for Indonesia and Vietnam, and director of the environmental department. He was also staff director of the 1992 World Development Report on Environment and Development, the Bank’s flagship report to the Rio Earth Summit. Dr Steer has three decades of experience working on development issues at the country level in Africa and Asia, and on global development issues. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, has written widely on development issues and has taught economics at several universities.

Jim Paice
Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom

Jim Paice has been the Member of Parliament for South East Cambridgeshire since 1987 and, before joining DEFRA, was twice the Opposition spokesperson for Agriculture and Rural Affairs. He has also been spokesperson for Home Affairs. Mr Paice held ministerial posts at the Department of Education and Employment and the Department of Employment from 1994 to 1997. He also served as parliamentary private secretary to two ministersMr Paice has a lifelong involvement with farming. He was a key figure in the Young Farmers movement, and represented the UK on the European Council of Young Farmers for four years. He was a member of the Suffolk Coastal District Council between 1976 and 1987, becoming the chair in 1983.

Zulkifli Hasan
Minister of Forestry for the Republic of Indonesia

Zulkifli Hasan has served as Minister of Forestry since 2009. Mr Hasan served previously as the leader of the Partai Amanat Nasional faction in the Indonesian Parliament from 2006 to 2009, and as secretary general of PAN in 2005. He also served as president director and commissioner in several companies in Indonesia prior to starting his political career. He is active in several professional organisations in management and commerce, and serves as an advisory council member to several charitable foundations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Krisnadwipayana and a master’s degree from PPM Management School in Jakarta.

Frances Seymour
Director General
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Frances Seymour is Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), an international research organization with headquarters in Bogor, Indonesia and offices in Asia, Africa and Latin America. At CIFOR, she led the formulation and initial implementation of a new strategy for the organization focused on six priority research domains. She is a co-author of the CIFOR report Do Trees Grow on Money? and contributor to Moving Ahead with REDD and Realizing REDD+. Prior to CIFOR, Ms. Seymour founded and directed the Institutions and Governance Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI) in Washington, DC.  At WRI, she guided the launch of The Access Initiative, a global civil society coalition promoting citizen involvement in environment-related decisions.  She also co-authored and contributed to WRI publications critically examining the role of public and private international financial institutions in promoting sustainable development.  Previously, she served as Director of Development Assistance Policy at World Wildlife Fund, and spent five years in Indonesia with the Ford Foundation, where her grant-making focused on community forestry and human rights. Frances holds a masters degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a B.S. in Zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Panelists and moderators


Abdon Nababan
Secretary General
Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN)

Mr Nababan currently serves as secretary general of AMAN. Abdon Nababan was born and raised in Tano Batak, North Sumatra and holds a degree from Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB). After graduation, Mr Nababan has continued to be deeply involved in the fields of strategic development and organisational management, particularly in indigenous people’s organisations. He also cultivated a network of activists and civil society organisations working for the rights of indigenous people. Previously, Mr Nababan also held the following positions: executive director of Foundation Sole Indonesia, director of Forest Watch Indonesia, chair of the Society on Palm Oil, and committee administrator for Global Forest Watch. He continues to be active as chair of the Board of Trustees Foundation Equivalents (NTFP), chair of the board for Forest Watch Indonesia, president director of PT Poros Nusantara, Trustee Council member of the Indonesian Ecolabelling Institute (LEI) and as advisor to the Samdhana Institute.

Abetnego Tarigan
Excutive Director
Sawit Watch

In 2008, Abetnego Tarigan was given the mandate to lead Sawit Watch as executive director. He joined Sawit Watch in 2002 after completing his degree in finance and accounting from the Institut Bisnis Nusantara in Jakarta. Since joining Sawit Watch, he has been active in several activities, including campaign and advocacy work on large oil palm plantations, resolving conflicts between indigenous peoples and oil palm plantation companies, as well as establishing SPKS, an oil palm farmer’ association. As executive director, Mr Tarigan, represents Sawit Watch in international forums and organisations, such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, the Civil Society Forum on Climate Justice and the Public Interest Lawyer Network.

Agus Purnomo
Special Advisor to the President on Climate Change

Agus Purnomo was appointed Special Advisor to the President on Climate Change in mid-February 2010 and tasked with providing updates to the President on the latest developments in climate change negotiations and delivering the President’s specific assignments on climate change. He is also head of the Secretariat of the National Council on Climate Change (NCCC). From 2004 to 2009, during his tenure as Special Advisor to the Minister of Environment, Mr Purnomo was appointed the Global Environment Facility (GEF) operational focal point (2005-2009), UNEP President’s liaison officer (2005-2007), and the executive chair of the National Committee for the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali in December 2007. Trained as an engineer with advanced degrees in business administration from Prasetya Mulya School of Management and in environmental policy from Tufts University, Mr Purnomo has served as the executive director of WWF Indonesia for seven years. He has also created or chaired half a dozen other environmental organisations including a climate change policy research institute, a biodiversity grant-making institution, and an outspoken environmental advocacy forum. He has provided consulting services to the World Bank, the ADB, UNDP, GTZ, CIDA and ITTO

Andy Roby
UK Co-Director, Multistakeholder Forestry Programme (MFP)
Facilitator, Indonesia-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA)

Andy Roby is a forestry graduate (Bangor BSc, Oxford MSc) with 28 years experience in international development and the timber industry. For the first 10 years he lived and worked in Jamaica and Cameroon on forest management projects (plantations, natural forest, and community forest) and did short forestry assignments in other parts of Africa. After completing an MBA at Henley, he worked first as a forestry advisor for the European Commission on Asia and Latin America, then for the UK Department for International Development covering West Africa. For five years he advised the UK timber trade on corporate social responsibility with a special focus on illegal logging, responsible purchasing and stakeholder relations. Mr Roby moved to Jakarta in December 2007 to help negotiate a timber licensing scheme that ensures only legal timber is exported from Indonesia to the European Union

Bambang Brodjonegoro
Head of Fiscal Policy Office
Ministry of Finance

Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro PhD graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, in 1990, and earned a master’s in urban planning and PhD in regional planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His main areas of expertise are in economic development, regional economy and fiscal decentralisation. Prof. Bambang joined the Ministry of Finance in January 2011 as acting head of the Fiscal Policy Office. Previously, he was director general of the Islamic Research and Training Institute, IDB (2009-2011) and dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia (2005-2009)

Chandra Kirana
Country Representative for Indonesia,
Climate Policy Institute (CPI)

Chandra Kirana has an extensive background in development with a focus in the extractive industries. Prior to joining CPI, she was the Asia Pacific regional coordinator for Revenue Watch Institute (RWI). She had also previously served as head of the Secretariat of the World Bank Group Extractive Industries Review and as a campaigner with Greenpeace International. Her prior work in Indonesia focussed on promoting biodiversity sustainability in the agriculture and forestry sectors. She founded a leading sustainable agriculture NGO, Gita Pertiwi, and has worked to strengthen civil society communications and advocacy skills throughout the archipelago. As Asia Pacific regional coordinator, Ms Kirana represented RWI with civil society, governments, companies and international organisations, and led programme development and implementation. She coordinated with RWI management and staff around the globe on ongoing monitoring, advocacy, research and technical assistance projects, while building a strong RWI portfolio to strategically promote better extractive industry governance. Ms Kirana holds a degree in psychology and is a fellow of the Samdhana Institute, an Asian centre for social and environmental renewal based in Indonesia and the Philippines

Daju Resosudarmo
Scientist, Forests and Governance Programme
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Dr Resosudarmo is a scientist in the Forests and Governance Programme at CIFOR. She has been doing research on forestry issues in the last 15 years. She currently coordinates the Indonesian component of the Global Comparative Study on REDD+, in particular, research on REDD+ policies and processes and REDD+ projects. Her research interests include decentralisation, political economy of natural resources and development and climate change. She received her master’s in international development from Cornell University and a PhD in forestry governance from the Australian National University

Desi Anwar
Metro TV

Desi Anwar began her career as an anchor and reporter with Indonesia’s first commercial television station RCTI in 1990. She also served as executive producer and anchor for RCTI’s daily English programme. As a member of the presidential press corps, Ms Anwar travelled extensively on foreign state visits as well as international summits during her years in RCTI and has interviewed many prominent public figures. Desi joined Metro TV where she worked as senior anchor and talent manager, founded the station’s Media Services department, and became general manager of marketing and business development. Prior to that, Ms Anwar was co-founder of the online portal and columnist and editorial member of The Indonesian Observer. She is also a regular columnist for the news magazine Tempo and The Jakarta Globe. Desi is the founder, editor and content provider of the online magazine The Daily Avocado. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sussex and a master’s degree from the School of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of London, UK.

Dharsono Hartono
President Director
PT Rimba Makmur Utama

Dharsono Hartono has more than 10 years experience in financial consulting and investment banking with leading global institutions including PriceWaterhouseCoopers and JP Morgan in New York. Mr Hartono’s experience includes mergers and acquisitions, debt management and financing, and capital raising. Mr Hartono is the president director of PT Rimba Makmur Utama (RMU), a company that is currently working on a REDD+ project affecting more than 200,000 hectares of peat swamp forest in the districts of Kotawaringin Timur and Katingan in Central Kalimantan, known as the Katingan Peat Conservation and Restoration Project. He is responsible for overall management, financing and marketing. In the past few years, Mr Hartono has been expanding PT RMU’s international network through his participation in various international forums. Mr Hartono received a master’s degree in financial engineering and bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Cornell University

Faith Doherty
Forests Campaign Team Leader
Environmental Investigation Agency

Faith Doherty has been involved in environmental and human rights work for more than 20 years. Involved in the anti-nuclear movement, Ms Doherty was employed by Greenpeace Australia in the early 1980s, eventually working with Greenpeace International in their Nuclear Free Seas campaign. This included working with three of Greenpeace International’s ships, the Rainbow Warrior, the SV Vega and the Moby Dick. In the early 1990s Ms Doherty moved to Thailand where she worked with the human rights community with a special focus on Burma. Her work with the pro-democracy movement both within Burma and those in exile also included issues related to the border regions of India, Bangladesh and China. In the late 1990s, Ms. Doherty returned to the UK and joined EIA to work on its forests campaign. Her work includes a focus on Indonesia, the Southeast Asian region and the consuming countries of Western Europe. She is currently leading EIA’s Forest Team

Hadi Daryanto
Secretary General
Ministry of Forestry

Dr Hadi Daryanto was appointed secretary general for the Ministry of Forestry in 2010. Previously, he served as Director General for Forestry Production Development. As one of the youngest first echelon officials, he has promoted the concept of procedures for Community Plantation Forests, Forest Development Financing Services, and licensing of commercial use of carbon sequestration and storage in the forestry sector based on Voluntary Carbon Market and Timber Legality Standard Assurance in Indonesia. Dr Daryanto has an extensive career in senior positions at the Ministry of Forestry. Dr Daryanto was a lecturer at the University of Esa Unggul, chair for the ASEAN Working Group on Wood-Based Products, and the project director and full-time counterpart for the Sustainable Forest Management Project (GIZ) in Samarinda, East Kalimantan. Dr Daryanto holds a master’s degree and an engineering doctorate in advanced wood science and technology from the Grande Ecole of the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, France (1988) and a bachelor’s degree in forest management, planning and natural resources management from the Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB)

Iman Santoso
Director General of Forest Utilization
Ministry of Forestry

Iman Santoso joined the Ministry of Forestry in 1979. In his long career with the ministry, he has served as head of divisions before becoming director of social, economic and forest policy for the Forest Research and Development Agency in 2007 and director of forest utilization planning in 2009. He earned his bachelors degree in forestry from Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) and a master’s degree in forestry from Michigan State University.

John McCarthy
Senior Lecturer
Environmental Management and Development Programme
Australian National University (ANU)

Dr John McCarthy lectures in the Australian National University’s Crawford School. Dr McCarthy conducts research on agrarian change, land tenure, environmental governance and natural resource policy. He has carried out various assignments with agencies in Australia and Indonesia including AusAID and the Center for International Forestry Research. He is the author of The Fourth Circle: A Political Ecology of Sumatra’s Rainforest Frontier (Stanford University Press 2006) and has published in many journals including World Development, Development and Change, the Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, the Journal of Peasant Studies, Human Ecology, the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

Kuntoro Mangkusubroto
Chair of REDD+ Task Force and Head of the President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight (UKP4)

Dr Kuntoro Mangkusubroto is head of the President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight (UKP4), responsible for overseeing the progress of Indonesia’s national priorities implemented by line ministries and other government agencies. Dr Kuntoro also chairs the Task Force for Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). Prior to his assignment with UKP4, Dr Kuntoro was head of the Aceh-Nias Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR) and led the US$ 8 billion reconstruction effort, which became an international role model for post-disaster management. Dr Kuntoro holds a PhD in decision science from the Bandung Technological Institute (ITB), an MSc in industrial engineering and an MSc in civil engineering, both from Stanford University. He has given public lectures at various universities worldwide, including the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government

Krystof Obidzinski
Scientist, Forests and Governance Programme
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Krystof Obidzinski is a Scientist with the Forest Governance Program at CIFOR’s Bogor headquarters. He has extensively researched the political economy of the forestry sector in Indonesia particularly social, economic, and environmental impacts of illegal logging and the illegal timber trade. He has also researched regulatory and market mechanisms to reduce illegal logging. In recent years, his research has focused more on the impacts of global investment and trade in commodities affecting forested landscapes in the tropics with particular interest in the impacts of oil palm development and timber plantation expansion in Indonesia. Krystof hopes to generate information on possible obstacles or barriers to the implementation of sustainable forestry practices, including REDD.

Louise Hand
Australia’s Ambassador for Climate Change

Louise Hand is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, currently seconded to the Department of Climate Change. Prior to her appointment as Ambassador for Climate Change in 2009, she was minister and deputy head of mission at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta (2005-2009). Ms Hand has served overseas as Ambassador to Cambodia (2000-2003), counselor for the Australian Permanent Mission on Disarmament in Geneva (1995-1998), and Third and Second Secretary at the Australian Embassy in Vienna (1986-1989). In Canberra, Ms Hand has held the positions of Assistant Secretary, Arms Control Branch (1999-2000), director, Ministerial and Executive Liaison Section (1999), director, Business Affairs Unit (1993-1994) and executive assistant to the Secretary (1992-1993). Ms Hand holds a bachelor of arts and master’s qualifying degree from the University of Queensland and an MBA from Deakin University. In January 2009, she was awarded a Public Service Medal for her work in Indonesia.

Lukita Dinarsyah Tuwo
Vice Minister for National Development Planning/
Vice Chairman of Bappenas

Dr Lukita Dinarsyah Tuwo is currently the Vice Minister for National Development Planning (Bappenas). He was the Deputy Minister for Development Funding Affairs at Bappenas and wielded considerable influence in development financing in Indonesia. He has been Vice President Commissioner of PT Trans Pacific Petrochemical Indotama (TPPI) since 2005. Mr Tuwo began his professional career in 1986 as a Management Trainee in PT Unilever Indonesia. He joined Bappenas in 1987 and was subsequently appointed as the Director for Balance of Payments and International Economic Cooperation (1998-2005). He has various experiences as Chairman or a member of Indonesia’s delegations to a number of international forums. Mr Tuwo earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), an MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and PhD degree in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA.

Mubariq Ahmad
Senior Consultant/Advisor on Climate Change Policy
The World Bank

Dr Mubariq Ahmad joined the Jakarta office of the World Bank in 2009 to advise on policy integration between the environmental and economic units of the Bank, and to provide policy outreach focussing on climate change and the development of low-carbon economy to government institutions. He co-wrote and advised the development of the National Strategy on REDD+. Prior to joining the World Bank Mr Ahmad was the CEO and executive director of WWF Indonesia. Dr Ahmad holds a PhD in natural resources and environmental economics from Michigan State University, an MA in international trade and finance from Columbia University and a BA in economics and development studies from the University of Indonesia

Nana Suparna
Vice Chairman
Indonesia Forests Concession Holders Association (APHI)

Nana Suparna is currently vice chair of Indonesia Forest Concession Holders’ Association (APHI) and senior advisor to PT Wana Subur Lestari. Prior to joining PT Wana Subur Lestari, Mr Suparna was the director of PT Sari Bumi Kusuma and the director and commissioner of PT Sinergi Hutan Lestari. Mr Suparna is an active member of the National Forestry Board and Yayasan KEHATI. He is also active in various professional associations related to forestry, such as APHI, PERSAKI, KADIN, APKINDO, LEI and FKKM. Mr Suparna holds a degree in forestry from Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB)

Peter Heng
Managing Director of Communications and Sustainability
Golden Agri-Resouces (GAR)

Peter Heng, 54, was appointed managing director of communications and sustainability of Golden Agri Resources in February 2010. His role is to plan and implement corporate communications strategies and sustainability policies for GAR and its subsidiaries. He is responsible for enhancing the corporate reputation of GAR in Asia Pacific. Previously, Peter was the director for corporate communications at SingTel. He also worked for United Overseas Bank where his last position was head of corporate affairs, covering media relations, crisis and issues management, investor relations, brand management and marketing communications. Peter graduated with an honours degree in business administration from the National University of Singapore.

Rezal Kusumaatmadja
Senior Advisor Mazars Starling Resources

Rezal Kusumaatmadja has more than 15 years of experience in natural resource management, community-based planning, forest conservation and sustainable forest management. He is the co-founder of Starling Resources, a Bali-based consulting firm. For the last three years, Mr Kusumaatmadja has been leading the development of the Katingan Peat Conservation and Restoration Project in a 200,000+ hectare peat forest in Central Kalimantan. Mr Kusumaatmadja is also actively involved in the international REDD+ initiatives serving as an advisory board member to the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA), a member of the REDD+ Social Environmental Standards (REDD+ SES) international standards committee, and a member of Advisory Committee VCS Jurisdictional and Nested REDD Initiative. Mr Kusumaatmadja holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Hawaii and a bachelor’s in city and regional planning from Cornell University

Sandra Moniaga

Sandra Moniaga has been engaged with social and environmental movements since 1986, just before she graduated from the Faculty of Law at Parahyangan Catholic University in Bandung. Since then she has worked with various NGOs in Jakarta (WALHI, ELSAM) and Pontianak, West Kalimantan (LBBT). Her latest NGO position is executive coordinator of HuMa (Association for Community and Ecologically-based Law Reform) which she co-founded in 2001. Currently she serves as chair of the board of ELSAM and board member of the Epistema Institute, ICEL, the Samdhana Institute, LBBT Pontianak, the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) and Down to Earth. In addition, she has been working on her PhD at the Van Vollenhoven Institute, Faculty of Law at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Her main fields of work are law, human rights, land tenure, indigenous peoples, environment and democratisation

Sergio Margulis
Lead Environmental Economist
The World Bank

Dr Sergio Margulis is a lead environmental economist with the World Bank and currently manages a sustainability programme in the Mediterranean Basin, Sustainable Med. Dr Margulis has been working with the World Bank since 1990 and has led numerous studies on climate change, Amazon deforestation, environmental economics, environmental management systems and water resources management. He was president of the environment agency of Rio de Janeiro, his home state, researcher at IPEA, a Brazilian economics research centre, and professor of environmental economics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Dr Margulis holds a PhD in environmental economics from Imperial College, University of London

Shinta Widjaja Kamdani
Vice Chair for the Environment and Climate Change
Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN)

Shinta Kamdani is the owner and managing director of the Sintesa Group, an Indonesian conglomerate of 17 subsidiaries, which operate in the consumer and industrial products as well as property and energy sectors. Ms Kamdani also spearheads many social and business organisations that have a positive impact on the environment, communities and businesses in Indonesia. Some of her roles are: founder, Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia; vice chair of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; chair of the Employers’ Association of Indonesia (APINDO); regional executive board member for ASEAN, Young Presidents Organisation (YPO); executive board member of WWF Indonesia and the Indonesia Aids Foundation (YAI). She graduated from Barnard College at Columbia University, New York, in 1989 and the Executive Education programme at Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2002

Sukianto Lusli
Indonesian Ecosystem Restoration Forum

Sukianto Lusli was the executive director of Burung Indonesia (BirdLife Indonesia) from 2001-2010. Before joining Burung Indonesia, he had spent most of his career with World Wide Fund for Nature. His last position was director for Sumatra with WWF Indonesia (1996). Sukianto graduated in biology from National University Jakarta, further studied forestry for rural development in ITC Enschede, and studied environmental policy at Imperial College, University of London. Having worked more than 30 years in nature conservation, Sukianto has been involved in a wide range of projects, from species conservation, creation of protected areas, integrating conservation and development, institution development and working with the Ministry of Forestry to create the first ecosystem restoration concession. Currently Sukianto is executive director of Habitat Burung Indonesia, working in sustainable and carbon forestry in Sulawesi and Halmahera, and chair of the Indonesian Ecosystem Restoration Forum

Timothy C. Jessup
Forest and Climate Specialist
Indonesia-Australia Forest Carbon Partnership

Timothy C. Jessup is a technical expert with 30 years experience in the fields of environment, development, and climate change in Asia and the Pacific. Mr Jessup has led the detailed design of the AUD 30 million Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership (KFCP), the first large-scale REDD+ demonstration activity in Indonesia and the first in tropical peatlands. He also managed the design and initial implementation of technical inputs, particularly in the areas of governance, incentives, and community-based forest management. He had provided technical advice to IAFCP and Australian Government agencies on issues and polices related to REDD. Currently Mr Jessup is the forests and climate specialist for the Indonesia-Australia Forest Carbon Partnership (IAFCP), a cooperative programme of the Australian and Indonesian governments to advance the global effort to tackle climate change and protect the world’s forests.

Wahjudi Wardojo
Senior Advisor for International Forest Carbon Policy
The Nature Conservancy-Indonesia

Wahjudi Wardojo joined TNC Indonesia as a senior advisor for international climate change policy in 2009 after spending more than 33 years of his career with the Ministry of Forestry where he served as head of National Parks, Director General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Secretary General, Director General of the Forestry Research and Development Agency, and lastly as Special Advisor to the Minister of Forestry. Mr Wardojo is also well known for his active engagement at international forums such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). In his current position, Mr Wardojo works closely with the TNC’s Global Climate Policy Team at international, regional, and national levels and advises TNC in developing the forest carbon programme in Berau, East Kalimantan, in particular and the Indonesia programme in general

Wimar Witoelar

Wimar Witoelar started out in teaching and research at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). He is now adjunct professor at Deakin University (Australia). With three university degrees including an MBA in finance and investments, he became a management consultant, serving clients ranging from the Asian Development Bank to Indonesian government agencies and private sector companies. He is best known as a media personality. Wimar is pioneering citizen tv with the series ‘tvTWO’ on YouTube, He started a public affairs interview programme on radio, ‘Perspektif Baru’ (new perspectives) which has grown into a nationally syndicated talk show with about 150 member stations and full-page transcripts in 13 newspapers. He has written numerous articles and is frequently quoted in prominent international publications, as well as several published books. Wimar is an avid blogger and active in social media, with close to 65,000 followers on twitter and the maximum 5000 on Facebook.

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