The Foundation’s Management Team is responsible for the day to day operation and management of Belantara’s conservation, restoration, and community development activities and projects.
Sri Mariati has an extensive work experience in the environmental conservation field, had been employed as the member of top level management in multiple highly respectable international NGOs and private sectors. Prior joining with Belantara Foundation, Sri served as the Terrestrial Program Director at Conservation International Indonesia where she had to oversee the conservation programs, specifically supervised the national policy works related to climate change mitigation and adaptation in the landscape, biodiversity conservation management as well as holistically led the strategic plan up to the execution. She also had two years of experience as the Executive Director of Sumatera Sustainability Fund (SSF) Foundation, and previously contributed most of her professional years at WWF Indonesia. In the latter organization, she excelled her assignments with significant accomplishments. She established the Sumatera Trust Fund to support the commitment of ten provincial governors in the Sumatera Island when acted as the Sustainable Financing Coordinator for Sumatera Initiative.
Not only she has 17 years of solid experience in various NGOs, but she also had a total of 4 years’ experience (2012-2016) in the private sectors. Her latest responsibility was to lead the division of Sustainability and Stakeholders Engagement to ensure sustainability of social, economic, and environmental aspects (CSR, SHE, and Conservation) at Royal Lestari Utama (RLU) company, a joint venture between Michelin group (France) and Barito group. Sri had several successes ranging from the establishment of HCV and HCS areas in the RLU’s concession and able to lead a resolution for social conflict.
Through the years, her knowledge in the conservation field had been elevated and enriched through her experiences in several roles as following, as the Expansion Protected Area Module Leader, Senior Conservation Officer, Communication Manager, Consultant, Trainer and Researcher positions. As a trainer, Sri focused on the topic of Project Cycle Management on Proposal Writing Training. She also an active writer whose papers have been published online in various international journals (Journal of Environmental Protection, International Journal of Social Science and Management, Australian Journal and Basic Applied Science, Primate Conservation).
Sri Mariati received Cum Laude honor for her doctoral degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Indonesia with a dissertation title of “Spatial Harmonization Model Between Conservation and Production in a Forest Block: Case Study in Tesso Nilo Forest Block in Riau Province” in 2013. She received a scholarship funded by Riau Province government for her Post-Graduate study and grant from WWF Indonesia for research on Environmental Studies from the University of Andalas in 2004. Previously, Sri graduated from Riau University with a bachelor degree in Marine Science in 1991.
Hendaru has 25 years of experiences in finance and project management in Indonesia in the field of forestry, fisheries and development of agricultural products. He specializes in building community-based companies (small firms), developing usiness strategies, financial systems and markets for products of natural resources in particular organic products.
Hendaru has a bachelor’s degree in Economy and Development Studies from Open University, Jakarta. His previous working experience includes being attached to Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) from 1991 to 1999 where he rose through the ranks of the organization to become the Deputy Director and Micro Finance Analyst.
He was also previously the Director of Finance for the Telapak Organisation (1999 – 2004), Deputy Director of Finance and Investments for PT Poros Nusantara Utama (2004 – 2010), Finance and Administration Manager for Coral Triangle Center (2011) and as the Finance Manager for Perkumpulan Samdhana Institute (2012 – 2015).
Through his many roles, he has worked with various communities, including groups of farmers and cooperatives, helping with market development and penetration while encouraging community-based economic institutions, which has been replicated among other farmer groups in Indonesia.
He was instrumental in helping these communities he has worked with to obtain organic certification for their products that allowed it to be successfully exported to Europe as well as in aiding one other community to obtain the FSC–Smart Wood Certification for Sustainable Community Forest Management.
Rio Rovihandono was previously attached to the Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation, which was the first grant-making foundation in Indonesia. Having joined the organization in 1996, he developed his career there over 12 years as their Sustainable Utilization Manager.
Prior to that, he was attached to the multi-stakeholder initiative known as the Forestry Program for Forest Law Enforcement and Trade (FLEGT) and the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) project, both of which where he served as a key member of their management teams.
Rio is currently a member of the European Forest Institute Facility that was instrumental in assisting the VPA negotiation process between the Indonesian government with that of the European Union governments.
Yusuf Rahadian has a background in Forest Management and Natural Resources Management, and specializes in Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS).
Yusuf Rahadian has a Master of Science degree in Information Technology for Natural Resources Management from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB). He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the School of Forestry of the same university in 2005, studying natural resources, forestry, silviculture and policies.
Yusuf has more than 10 years experience working for several private and public sector, including the National Development and Planning Agency (Bappenas) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as an independent consultant on multidiscipline issues related to forestry, natural resources management, and policies. He also has prior experience as a Forest Management Specialist on a number of projects in which he applied RS and GIS technologies, a passion he continues to work on until now.
Purwowidi Astanto was previously attached to Yayasan Pembangunan Citra Insan Indonesia (YPCII) as the Behavior Change Communications & Knowledge Management (BCC & KM) Specialist, focusing on community development, especially in the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and MNCH (Maternal, Neonatal and Children Health) programs.
Widi has more than 10 years of experience working in various NGO works, including 5 years stationed in Timika, Papua. He specializes in community empowerment, project monitoring and evaluation, capacity building and behavior change communications. He enjoys organizing trainings and workshops, especially using participatory and andragogy methods, making him well-connected with local governments and local communities.
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Forest Product Technology from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB).
Prior to joining Belantara Foundation, Dina Ariani was an intern at the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID). She joined the Communications and Outreach Unit where she was able to develop her knowledge and skills in the environment sector. After completing her internship, she realized that her passion is to work in non-profit organizations.
Prior to that, Dina was an HR consultant in a Japanese HR Company. She was able to manage and fulfil the company’s high target. She studied Politics and Government from the School of Social and Political Sciences in Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta.
Prior to joining Belantara Foundation, Aditya works in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry as a Food Safety and Pest Control Specialist for the Indofood Group. He was also an Agronomist and a Pest Control Specialist in a mining corporation, PT. Servo Group. There he collaborated with a Brazilian plantation in developing a precision farming program with an effective technology to be implemented in Indonesia. He was also an entrepreneur, developing freshwater fish ponds specializing in carp fish, as well as developing a product named Steak and Sandwich Clarias.
Aditya earned his Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Pest and Plant Disease from the School of Agriculture of the Gadjah Mada University (UGM). During his studies there, he was active in a joint research with the BPPT Neonet-BPPOPT of the Ministry of Agriculture for agricultural commodity forecasting, as well as consulting for cereals and fruits plantation programs and food safety and pest control programs.
Indra Dian Pratama
Indra Dian Pratama has a background in political science at Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta. However, his professional interest evolves around the subject of environmental disaster and obliteration management. He began his career by joining the IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) in 2006 and was actively involved in disaster management during the earthquakes in Yogyakarta (2006-2009), West Sumatera (2009) and West Java (2009-2011).
Indra has more than 7 years of experience working for a number of international organizations and private sector, notably at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Indonesia in its BP REDD+, Planning and Funding, Management, as well as Fire Prevention and Mitigation Work Stream-related works.
Prior to joining Belantara Foundation, Santiaji Wijaya was an Operational Support at PT Karana Line from 1995 to 2001, a Technical Support Supervisor at PT Mitratama Bangun Nusantara Utama from 2001 to 2004, and a Community Development Supervisor at PT Kasongan Bumi Kencana Gold Mining from 2010 to 2016. He was also a business owner of CV Multi Artha Guna from 2004 to 2010.
Santiaji received a Business Administration Advance Certificate from Alpha Beta Business College in Sydney, Australia in 1994, followed by a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Open University Jakarta in 2000. He then earned his Master’s Degree in Information Technology from Paramadina University, Jakarta in 2002.
During his works in community empowerment, he succeeded in encouraging local communities to improve their livelihood through various types of partnerships with companies’ CSR programs, such as provision of tree seedling nursery for a peat reclamation project, road repair projects, paramedic and health facilities, as well as educational and socio-cultural projects.
Fauzi Mansyur is Belantara Foundation’s Finance and Accounting Staff. Previously, he was the Finance Program Staff at theIndonesian Center for Environmental Law (ICEL) from 2001 to 2014. His role includes preparing financial reports to the organization’s various donors and investors.
Following that, he joined The Samdhana Institute as its Program Administration Staff until 2016. His role includes examining the partners’ financial reports, especially those financed by the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).
Fauzi completed his Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Economy from Gunadarma University in 2000.
Prior to joining Belantara Foundation, Aditya Rakhman worked with the Acceleration Team for New/Renewable Energies that was docked at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, with a particular focus in exploring possible avenues of scaling up funding interest in the sector. He also spent a considerable amount of time with Indonesia’s REDD+ Agency under a UNDP facility, assisting in the design of a funding instrument that would allow the Indonesian – Norwegian cooperation in emission reduction to materialize.
His professional interest has always been to explore, harmonize and garner interest of private sectors to invest and participate in the effort towards sustainability that both contribute to conservation as well as maintain a degree of economical sense.
Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Laws from Universitas Islam Indonesia focusing in Asset Securitization, Aditya then pursued his LLM in International Banking Law and Finance at the University of Edinburgh.