Dede Sulaeman is a Peatland Research Analyst (Hydrologist) for PRIMS (Peatland Restoration Information and Monitoring System) Project. He is responsible for the research aspect of peatland restoration impact studies and peatland degradation, as part of PRIMS activities and other peatland restoration research in general.

Prior to joining WRI Indonesia, He worked for UNCCD (the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) as Country Consultant for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Project. He also worked for Bogor Agricultural University, as part of water management team in SMARTSeeds Program (Information services for vegetable farmers), one of G4AW (Geodata for Agriculture and Water) projects in Indonesia to improve food security by using satellite data. Before this, He worked for various government institution, N.G.O, and private sector to do research in the field of land resources management, soil and water conservation, and watershed management, particularly in the application of Soil and Water Assessment Tools (SWAT) Model in several watersheds in Indonesia.

He has also volunteered for ASEAN Youth Organization, focusing on improving environmental awareness among youth by introducing bio pore infiltration hole (well known as Lubang Resapan Biopori) and organic waste management by making compost.

He holds a Master of Science (M.Sc) in Agriculture (Major: Soil Science) from Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia, and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Agriculture (Major: Land Resources Management) from the same university.

In his spare time, he enjoys going hiking and other outdoor activities. He also loves reading, doing sports and really interested in culture.