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Arfa’a Wulanda Agnia (Arfa)

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Research Assistant

Arfa is a physics engineer currently pursuing Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering at STT PLN Indonesia. Her final bachelor degree project was focused on designing biosignal for personal-medical monitoring system with Internet of Things (IOT). Arfa was an intern at the Office for International Cooperation (OIC) and Centre for Sustainable Energy and Resources Management (CSERM), Universitas Nasional. In 2017, she was selected to participate in Global Leadership Development Programme at Far East University – South Korea. In 2019, she was awarded the Top Bachelor Graduate of the Year from Universitas Nasional. She brings expertise in collection and analysis of quantitative data relating to application of appropriate technology in local communities. She is actively seeking opportunities on research that tries to develop communities capacity in applying environmentally sustainable technology to improve their well-beings.

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Herman Suparman Simanjuntak (Herman)

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Research Assistant

He is a forestry graduate with more than 8 years of working experience in non-governmental projects building strategic partnership with government, corporate and community. He worked for various organisations, including Yayasan Penabulu, Zoological Society Of London, Yayasan KEHATI, and International Animal Rescue. He has been involved in projects focusing on mangrove cultivation and utilisation to support community income, orangutan-kalimantan corridor development, community based micro-hydro projects, public policy related to conservation and community based sustainable tourism development. He is currently pursuing Master’s degree in Conservation Biology (Universitas Nasional), his dissertation will focus on biodiversity and development of sustainable tourism in Indonesia.

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C. Maharaja

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Researcher for GCRF Blue Communities

C. Maharaja is an environmental scientist and a documentary filmmaker. He obtained his MSc degree from Brunel University, UK in the field of environmental science with a dissertation on the utilisation of a simple appropriate technology to help mitigate the risk of flooding in the UK. He then assisted research works in the UK and Germany looking into mapping and analysing ecosystem services, carbon sequestration and carbon loss from carbon rich landscapes, such as peatland and marshes. He has also spent the previous few years working on various documentary projects on social, environmental and cultural issues in Indonesia. His film works have been screened at a national TV station in Indonesia and various national and international film festivals. He is currently developing a participatory video approach to be applied in a documentary film with blind persons in Indonesia. He is also seeking to apply participatory approach in filmmaking in sustainable development and ecosystem service research settings.

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Dr. Asep Adhikerana (Asep)

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Research Fellow

Dr. Adhikerana obtained his PhD in Biology (Behavioral Ecology) from University of St. Andrews, UK. He is an expert in forest management and conservation issues in Indonesia, and has been a qualified manager with more than 10 years of experience leading the research and implementation of conservation and environmental programs in Indonesia. He has experience in all aspects of program management, including administrative, financial, monitoring and technical matters related to biodiversity conservation and climate change in Indonesia (e.g., Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia). Dr. Adhikerana promotes conservation-oriented best practices within Indonesian extractive industries, such as logging industries, coal mining industries, and palm oil estate-plantations. In so doing, he collaborates closely with those industries with unique experiences, where approaches to developing sustainable best practices to each type of industries have been different for each has its own business’ goals. In the issues of policy environment, mainstreaming the nature conservation into local spatial planning (both provincial and district levels) has been his extensive experience.