Alue Dohong

Alue Dohong was officially sworn in as the Deputy for Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of the Indonesian Peatland Restoration Agency (Badan Restorasi Gambut) in February 2016. Alue started dealing with peat restoration in 2003 and founded the Institute of Environmental Education and Training (LP3LH) in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan. He also serves as lecturer staff at Economic Faculty Palangka Raya University (UPR) majoring on environmental management and environmental economics. He has also been heavily involved in the restoration of peatland in Central Kalimantan and other parts of Indonesia by serving as an expert that provides technical inputs in the planning, governance, and implementation. In the past fifteen years, he also served as professional consultant in several international Project and Non-Governmental Organizations such KFCP, AHT GROUP AG, Management; Engineering, Germany, Wetlands International-IP, Global Environment Centre, Malaysia, and Earth Innovation Institute, San Francisco, USA.

As an academician, Alue writes a lot about the management of peatland. His doctoral dissertation, which he defended in 2015 at the University of Queensland in Australia discussed about the efforts to restore degraded peatland in Central Kalimantan. In addition, in 2007, Alue was awarded a medal by the Wetland International President as the Best Staff for bringing together various stakeholders at the local level and encouraging their active involvement. Alue earned his of Master of Science degree in the field of Environmental Management from Nottingham, England, and a degree in economics from Palangka Raya University.