AGAM FATCHURROCHMAN

Mr. Agam leads the Sustainability System Development and Mitigation Department of PT Bumitama Gunajaya Agro. He is a professional in corporate strategy and governance which have various experience in multinational companies and international agency. He also served as Board Member of Indonesia Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) and Secretary of the Indonesia Grower Caucus in Rountable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as his interest for transformation of Indonesia's Sustainable Palm Oil.

AZWAR MAAS

Dr. Azwaar Maas is  Professor of Pedologist at the department of Soil Science-Gadjah Mada University. He conducted research in various aspect of peatland and acid sulphate soils management. He was contributed in the preparation of government decree of peatland (PP 71/2014), Government Decree of Swampyland (PP73/2013) and Government Decree of Soil Degradation Limit for Biomass Production (PP 150/2000). He graduated from Agriculture Faculty, University of Gadjah Mada and obtained master degree at ITC GENT BELGIUM, Belgium and doctorate at RUG, BELGIUM. Dr. Azwar also served multiple leadership role including Head of Forest and Land Fire (IABI). 

BAMBANG HERO SAHARJO

Dr. Bambang is a Professor of Forest Protection at the Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia. He  conducting research in various aspects of environmental science ranging from forest protection, forest fires (peat fires), greenhouse gas emission, environmental destruction, canal blocking, emissions reduction and climate change. He graduated from Faculty of Forestry IPB, has MSc and Ph.D. degrees from Kyoto University. He is also a Chair for South-east Asia Wildland Fire Network-UNISDR and member of PAN Asia Wildland Fire Network. He has many publication at National and International Journal. Now, he is conducting research on peat fires and other impacts funded by NASA with South Dakota State University, University of Montana, etc.  

DOUGLAS BRODERICK

Mr. Broderick is the UN Secretary General‘s designated representative in Indonesia and leads the UN Country Team of resident and non-resident agencies. He has submitted his credentials to the Government of Indonesia through Minister of Foreign Affairs. He had previously served as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Cambodia.
Mr Broderick has 30 years’ international development experience working as a senior manager with the UN in Bangladesh, China, North Korea, Armenia, (former) Yugoslavia, Eritrea, Rwanda, and Djibouti. He also worked with Catholic Relief Services in Iraq, the United States of America, Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, Egypt and Thailand.

Mr Broderick was educated at the University of California, Berkeley USA and universities in Spain and Mexico. He completed the Senior Managers Programme at Harvard University.

Dr. PETER HOLMGREN

Appointed in September 2012, Dr. Peter Holmgren is the Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), where he leads a team of 240 scientists and staff operating in or conducting research in more than 45 countries. Under his leadership CIFOR has grown to a USD 49 million Center in 2014, a growth of about 15% per year. Dr. Holmgren has a PhD in Forestry and 25 years of experience in international forestry and agriculture. Prior to CIFOR, Dr. Holmgren worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) where assignments included leading and developing the profile and coordination of FAO’s climate change work and FAO’s contributions to the UNFCCC process. At the FAO he also coordinated Global Forest Resources Assessment, played a leading role in establishing the UN-REDD programme and led the development of the Climate Smart Agriculture concept. Dr. Holmgren is credited for leading the dialogue to enhance the role of forests in the Global Development Agenda to address the major challenges of our time: poverty, food security, climate change and green economy. A champion of the Landscape Approach, Dr. Holmgren also launched the Global Landscape Forum, which is today the world’s largest conference on integrated land use.

Drs. DARMAE NASIR, MSi., MA. PhD

Mr. Darmae Nasir is environmental management expert focusing in sustainable welfare, peatland management and land reources. Currently he served as lecture in Graduate Programme at Unversity of Palangkaraya. He conducted research on various theme of peatland utilization and land-use development. His expertise in peatland problems particularly in Central Kalimantan bring him to involve in the process to formulate the Strategic Development Planning of Municipality of Palangka Raya, Long-Term Development Plan of Kapuas Regency as well as Long-Term Development Plan of Katingan Regency.

DWIKORITA KARNAWATI

Ms. Dwikorita is Professor in Engineering and Environmental Geology at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Indonesia as well as the Fulbright Adjunct Professor in San Diego State University, USA in 2011 to 2012. Graduated from Geological Engineering Department UGM in November 1988, then she obtained her Degree on Master of Science and Philosophy of Doctor from the Department of Earth Sciences, Leeds University, UK. Accordingly, she was involved in various post doctoral and joint-research programs to develop innovative technology for landslide prediction and early warning system as well as promote best practice of land slide risk reduction. In October 2011, her research in community-based landslide early warning system has been appointed as the best research on Landslide Disaster Risk Reduction by International Consortium on Lanslides. Starting 2015 she has been appointed as the Vice President of International Consortium on Landslides, one of her most prominent contribution is the development of Hybrid Socio-Technical Approach in Community-based Landslide Risk Reduction. Recently, she is actively promoting the techno-sociopreneur for landslide early warning system. 

HANS JOOSTEN

Dr. Hans studied biology and worked as university docent, policy officer (State Forestry Service, Ministry of Agriculture) and university researcher in the Netherlands. Since 1996 he leads the Department of Peatland Studies and Palaeoecology of Greifswald University (Germany). His research group studies peatlands at the crossroads of palaeoecology, landscape ecology, nature conservation, and wise use with research projects in several European countries as well as in Georgia, Russian Federation, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei, Iran, Senegal, Cuba and Argentina. Since 2000 Hans Joosten is Secretary-General of the International Mire Conservation Group and intensively involved in the UNFCCC negotiations and actively contribute in IPCC in developing guidelines and guidance for reporting and accounting emissions from organic soils, and in FAO in advancing climate-responsible peatland management. He received an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Batumi (Georgia) and was awarded the European CULTURA Prize for Sustainable Land Use and the Research Award Sustainability of the German Federal Government for his achievements in developing paludicultures (wet agriculture and forestry on organic soil).

HARIS GUNAWAN

Haris Gunawan joined at Riau University in September 1998. He completed his undergraduate at Gadjah Mada University in 1997 and finished master degree at Institute of Bandung Technology in 2002, and  Ph.D in Ecology and Environment of Graduate School of ASAFAS, Kyoto University, Japan. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on the management of tropical peatland, especially peat swamp restoration, conservation and socio economic issues. He also completed a short Research Fellow in the Department of Geography at University of Leicester UK, in 2007 and Forestry Institute at University of Gottingen, Germany, in 2006. Both of them related by Tropical Peat Land Issues.

JACK RIELEY

Jack Rieley is an internationally recognised botanist and peatland ecologist with an honours degree in the former from the University of Glasgow and a Ph.D. in the latter from the University of Durham. He is an Honorary Professor of Geography at the University of Nottingham UK, Vice President of the International Peat Society, Chairman of its Scientific Advisory Board and Secretary of the United Kingdom Peat Society. He is a Director of the Kalimantan Tropical Peat Swamp Forest Research Project that has been studying the biodiversity, natural resource functions and responsible management of tropical peatlands in Southeast Asia for more than 20 years. He has published much ecological information on tropical peatlands including an article in Nature on the ‘Amount of Carbon Released from Peatland Fires in Indonesia’.
Currently, he is advising the Horticulture Industry Sustainability Initiative (HISI) on responsible use of peat in English horticulture especially consequences of Government policy (DEFRA) on the future of the industry. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the 15th International Peat Congress that will be held in Kuching, Sarawak in August 2016 to which you are all invited to attend.

JATNA SUPRIATNA Ph.D.     

Dr. Jatna is Director of Research Center for Climate Change, University of Indonesia as well as President of United in Diversity Foundation, Member of Indonesia Academy of Science and Chairman of UN Sustainable Development Solution Network (UNSDSN) Indonesia Chapter.
Graduated  Doctorate degree (1991) in Biological Anthropology from the University of New Mexico, USA,  plus pre and postdoctoral at Columbia University in New York.  He serves as Senior lecturer at the Biology and Environment Graduate Programs and had been serving as Director of Biodiversity and Conservation Studies, Coordinator of Graduate Program on Conservation Biology at  the University of Indonesia. He served as member of National  Research Council from 1999-2004. He also became a chief editor of Tropical Biodiversity since 1992-2009, and board members of many international journals included IUCN Park and Tropical Conservation Science and Biosphere Conservation. In 2012, he appointed by Indonesia President to be a member of Indonesia Academy of Science. For his dedication for  Conservation and Environment works, he received a distinguished award from his Royal highness Prince Berhard of the Netherland in 1999 as an Officer of the most Excellence Order of  Golden Ark. In 2009, he also received B.J. Habibie Award for outstanding research on Natural  Science. And in 2010, he received  Terry MacMannus Award for Linking Conservation and Business Communities from Conservation International  in Washington DC. In 2011,  he also received Ahmad Bakrie Award for Achievement on developing advance research on biological science. He published 16 books mostly on  the Indonesia’s  Biodiversity and Environment and more than 80 articles in the international journals mostly on Indonesia’s biodiversity and conservation.  

LARS HEIN 

Mr. Hein is a professor in Ecosystem Services and Environmental change at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. His main expertise relates to the economic analysis of environmental change and of environmental management options. Previous professional engagements of prof. Hein were senior environmental advisor employed at the FAO and at Shell International. He has published a wide variety of scientific papers, supervises a range of PhD students of which three working in Indonesia, is one of the main experts involved in the development of the UN System of Environmental Economic Accounts – Experimental Ecosystem Accounting, and currently serves as an environmental and environmental economic advisor to among others the EU, the European Oil and Gas Industry and the World Bank.

LEW SIEW YAN

Ms. Lew Obtained Bachelors’ of Science (BSc) on Forestry Science, majoring in Forest Plantation and Agroforestry from Universiti Malaysia Sabah in 2006, Masters’ of Science (MSc) on Environment and Development from University of Edinburgh, UK in 2013. She joined GEC in 2007 and have been specifically working on peatland related work throughout Southeast Asia region. The work involves institutional arrangements together with community based organisations for implementation of project activities to improve local community livelihoods by applying innovative measures. She have been involving in various development project by provide technical support and ensure smooth implementation of peatland related projects. She has been contribute to ASEAN Programme for Sustainable Management of Peatland Ecosystems 2014-2020 that all ten Minister of Environment of ASEAN Member States adopted the Programme in 2013. The Programme is being designed under the framework of ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution to achieve identified objectives of ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy 2006-2020.

MARCEL JOHANNES SILVIUS

Mr. Silvius is Programme Head of Wetlands International’s global programme on Wetlands and Climate which responsible to overseeing a broad portfolio of international and local projects on climate-smart land-use, peatland restoration and conservation. His role includes commissioning relevant research and implementing lobby and advocacy activities. He has been involve in active dialogue with government, relevant industry and investors. Mr. Silvius already involved in peatland related projects and activities in Indonesia since 1983.

TJOKORDA NIRARTA SAMADHI

Mr. Tjokorda is Country Director for World Resource International for  Indonesia Office. He also served as Chair of Working Group on Land-based Emission Mitigation and Adaptation in Ministry of Environment and Forestry to preparing inputs for Indonesia's INDC and Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) as part of Indonesian COP 21 delegation preparation. Before taking up the current assignment, Mr. Tjokorda is a deputy of UKP4 who is responsible for directing the unit's portfolio on state budget evaluation and disbursement debottlenecking through TEPPA (President's team on budget disbursement acceleration and evaluation). Mr. Tjokorda also held multiple leadership role in goverment and development Agency. He was initiating and facilitating SATU PETA or ONE MAP movement which transforming the process of providing geospatial information in Indonesia.