Drawing on a broad range of expertise and experience, scientists from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) will conduct a two-day training for members of the media on 21 April 2018 in preparation for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS).
The training, which includes journalists from Indonesia and the south-east asian region, aims to enhance media coverage of the 2018 APRS and provide the latest information and progress reports on a wide variety of topics, including forests and climate change, REDD+, restoration, bioenergy and peatlands.
Cynthia is a Research Officer with the GCS-REDD+ Project, Module 1, CRP6 Component 4. She graduated from Gadjah Mada University in International Relations and received a master’s degree from Oregon State University in 2010, majoring in Environmental Policy/Anthropology. Prior to joining CIFOR, she was a program coordinator at Mercy Corps and research assistant at Oregon State University.
Dr Haruni Krisnawati is a senior researcher in the Research, Development and Innovation Agency within the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia. Her expertise includes forest assessment and biometrics, growth and yield modeling, carbon accounting and inventory, and measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) for the land sector. She leads the technical development of the Indonesian National Carbon Accounting System (INCAS) and has published over 60 research papers on related topics. She holds a PhD in Forest and Ecosystem Sciences from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Hety Herawati is a researcher with CIFOR’s Forests and Environment Programme. She is conducting research on adapting tropical forests to climate change, such as adapting forests to future fire risks and hazards under changing climate. Previously at CIFOR she has been active in issues related to forests and human health, and forest carbon stock. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Forestry at the Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia in 1991 and a Masters in Agroforestry at Aberdeen University, United Kingdom in 1995. She joined CIFOR on 8 November 1999. Before joining CIFOR, she worked for the Association of Indonesian Forest Concession Holders in Jakarta, Indonesia on issues related to agroforestry, forest biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation.
Himlal Baral is a scientist within the Forests and Environment programme of CIFOR. His background is in sustainable forest management and current research interests include spatial assessment and mapping of ecosystem goods and services in forested and production landscapes for landscape-level planning and decision making. Himlal obtained his PhD from Melbourne School of Land and Environment at the University of Melbourne, where he investigated various approaches for quantifying and assessing trade-offs between provisioning and regulating services in multifunctional landscapes in south-eastern Australia. Himlal holds a B.Sc. (Forestry) and two Masters Degrees one in Forest Science from the University of Melbourne and another in Social Science from Tribuuban University, Nepal. Prior to joining CIFOR, Himlal worked as a Forester, Spatial Analyst, Resource Planner and Forestry Consultant in both public and private sectors in Asia and the Pacific.
Meli F. Saragi-Sasmito
Meli is currently a Research Consultant at CIFOR. She holds Master of Science from Bogor Agricultural University. She conducts research on measuring the effectiveness of degraded peatlands restoration through ecosystem function perspective including forest structure and carbon balance dynamics. Her research interests are environmental science, carbon dynamics, tropical peatlands, and climate change.
Muhammad Zahrul Muttaqin
Muhammad ZAHRUL Muttaqin is a researcher at the Center for Socio-economic, Policy and Climate Change Research and Development (P3SEKPI) within Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia. His expertise and interests are forest economics and policy. He graduated from the Bogor Agricultural University with a Bachelor degree in Forestry and Master degree in Management in Agribusiness. He also obtained Master of Forestry and PhD in Environment and Development from the Australian National University. He has been involving in several research and development projects related to forest policy and governance and REDD+, including REDD+ research projects funded by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR); Forest Carbon Partnership Facility for the development of the Carbon Fund-based Emissions Reduction Program in East Kalimantan; research on climate change mitigation conducted by Forestry Research and Development Agency (FOERDA); and research on the role of protected areas for climate change mitigation supported by IJ-REDD+. He has been published international and national journals and participated in national and international fora in the form of seminars, workshops and negotiations.
Shintia Arwida is Research Officer at Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), where her expertise is in REDD+. She graduated from Bogor Agricultural Unniversity with a Bachelor degree in Agriculture. She also obtain her MSc in Leisure, Tourism, and Environment from Wageningen University. She has been involving in several research and project including REDD+ benefit sharing, REDD+ and gender, anti-corruption measures, REDD+ financing, REDD+ safeguard, and swidden farming and risk coping.