WRI Indonesia Director
WRI Indonesia promotes public-private partnerships to drive sustainable land use, renewable energy, sustainable cities and low-carbon development, while supporting the restoration of degraded peatlands and forest landscapes.
In 2016, WRI Indonesia focused on two factors that contribute to national greenhouse gas emissions: land use change and energy. To help foster sustainable land use, the Indonesia team assisted the national One Map Policy, providing technical support and opening an office in Riau, an area with a history of land-related disputes, to provide a forum for multi–stakeholder conflict resolution. WRI Indonesia also helped the Peatland Restoration Agency to map Indonesia’s degraded peatlands and assisted the Geospatial Information Agency in administering the Indonesian Peat Prize. Through national workshops and partnerships, the team introduced the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Method (ROAM) to help identify areas suitable for landscape restoration.
To encourage renewable energy development, WRI Indonesia worked with the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources to develop a Sustainable Energy One Map, a comprehensive planning tool to assess the demand for electricity in more than 10,000 villages in Indonesia’s remote islands and match them with renewable energy. A WRI partnership with the city of Bandung aims to redesign the city’s road planning and conduct a road safety audit.