Gita Syahrani is the Executive Director to the Secretariat of Sustainable District Association or Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL). LTKL is a membership based association established and managed by Districts Leaders in Indonesia since July 2017. Using ‘Collective Impact’ approach, this innovative districts partnership intends to accelerate and better support district’s sustainable vision aligned with Sustainable Development Goals, Indonesia’s emission reduction targets and Open Government principles. With more than a decade of legal, financing structure and strategic management consulting & program implementation experience, Gita is a sustainability professional focusing on climate change & green investment. She was the Senior Program Manager for the Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge (IPOP) and a leading member of the Planning & Funding Deputy of the former National REDD+ Agency, involved in the design, construction, negotiation and implementation of strategic work plan and funding instrument mechanism for REDD+ Indonesia. Prior to her time with the National REDD+ Agency, she held a Senior Associate position and Lead Counsel for Green Investment and Climate Change division which she set-‐up at one of the first-‐tier independent corporate law firms in Indonesia. Gita is also serving as member of for the Permanent Committee of International Affairs at the Indonesia Chambers of Commerce & Industry (KADIN).
Gita holds an LL.B from Padjadjaran University Indonesia and an LL.M on Climate Change and Energy from CEPMLP, University of Dundee – UK as Chevening Scholar. She also earned a diploma on Environmental Law for Professionals from Washington College Of Law, American University – Washington, DC. Achieving tangible impacts on sustainability is crucial for her thus her involvement in community-based activities such as ‘Hutan Itu Indonesia’, a positive campaign & movement to position forest as Indonesia’s Identity, SiDalang & Indonesia Plastic Bag Diet, a waste management movement and Social Corporate Lawyer Society (SocolaS), effort to provide low-‐cost corporate legal service for SMEs, social enterprises and social movement.