I lived and worked in Indonesia for 20 years and am co-founder of Blue Forests (Yayasan Hutan Biru) and Indonesian, non-profit, non-governmental organization. I moved to Darwin, Northern Territory Australia in 2015 and completed my PhD on Mangrove Forest Landscape Restoration Opportunity in Indonesia. I currenty work as a joint postdoctoral research associate with Charles Darwin University - Reseach Institute for Environment and Livelihoods (CDU-RIEL) and The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). On behalf of CDU-RIEL, I provide techical support for integrated mangrove management initiatives in Indonesia, currently serving as a short-term consultant for the World Bank as they assist the Government of Indonesia in achieving the nation's large-scale mangrove restoration and sustainable management targets. At AIMS, I will assess the viability of blue carbon financing in remote communities, learning together with traditional owners in the Northern Territory about mangrove and saltmarsh management issues and challenges.
IUCN Mangrove Specialist Group - Member