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Salman Al Farisi - Board Member

Ambassador Salman Al Farisi joined Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID) as a Board member in 2023. He is currently serving as a Secretariat General of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). He is also the former Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia for the Republic of South Africa (2018-2022) and former Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia for the United Arab Emirates (2012-2016).

Prof. Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro – Chair of Board

Prof. Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro has been active as the Chair of the Board of the Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID) since 2023. He is the former Minister of Research and Technology (October 2019 – April 2021), former Minister of National Development Planning/Head of Bappenas (July 2016 – October 2019), and also former Minister of Finance (October 2014 - July 2016).

He also served as the Deputy Minister of Finance (October 2009 - October 2014) and as a member of the Green Climate Fund Board. Now he serves as a Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business at Universitas Indonesia.

Halimah – Staff Komunikasi

Halimah mulai bergabung bersama IRID pada tahun 2023 sebagai Staff Komunikasi yang bertanggung jawab mendukung tim komunikasi untuk mengimplementasikan strategi komunikasi pada pihak eksternal dan internal IRID. Halimah memiliki pengalaman di bidang pembuatan konten, penerjemah, menulis, dan media sosial selama lebih dari 3 tahun.

Sebelumnya, Halimah bekerja sebagai penulis konten di salah satu start-up media Indonesia yang bergerak di bidang edukasi dan beberapa media online lainnya. Halimah juga pernah terlibat aktif sebagai relawan untuk acara Writer Series yang diadakan oleh the Jakarta Post.

Halimah meraih gelar Master di bidang International Public Relations and Global Communication Management di Cardiff University dan gelar Sarjana di bidang Studi Inggris, Universitas Indonesia.

Faisol Amir – Researcher

Faisol bergabung bersama Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID) sebagai peneliti pada tahun 2023. Faisol memiliki pengalaman di bidang pertanian berkelanjutan selama lebih dari lima tahun. Fokus ketertarikan riset Faisol pada kajian Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG), pertanian berkelanjutan, politik pangan, dan pembangunan berkelanjutan.

Sebelumnya, Faisol adalah peneliti muda di Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) dengan fokus kajian kebijakan ketahanan pangan dan pertanian. Faisol juga pernah bekerja di perusahaan perkebunan kelapa sawit (Sinarmas Agribusiness and Food) sebagai Sustainability Assessment Officer dan bertanggungjawab pada studi-studi sosial pemenuhan compliance.

Faisol meraih gelar Master di bidang Kebijakan Lingkungan di Wageningen University – Belanda dan gelar Sarjana di Bidang Pembangunan Sosial dan Kesejahteraan, Universitas Gadjah Mada – Jogjakarta.

As Finance Manager, Yoppy is managing grant for various activities under Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID). He is responsible in developing financial reports for IRID aiming for various groups.

Yoppy has 10 years of experiences in finance in NGO where he started working in one of the international environmental NGOs in Indonesia. Before joining IRID, Yoppy worked as independent finance consultant to manage budget, especially in developing finance and administrative system for NGO.

Yoppy holds Master of Management from Universitas Mercubuana.

Esti holds 20 years of experiences in management, administration and marketing. As Operation Manager, Esti is responsible for managing all operational activities in IRID and to ensure all activities run smoothly.  
Before joining IRID, Esti was the Project Manager of Think20 Indonesia, part of Engagement Groups G20, managed by Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) where she supported the Think20 Executive Secretariat in planning and implementing Think20 activities. She also experienced in managing various conferences, both on national and international level.  
From 2016 until 2018, Esti worked for the Indonesia Infrastructure Support (INIS) Trust Fund Grant TF0A04005, a partnership project between World Bank and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR). She holds Bachelor of Economics from Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia.

Maria Putri Adianti – Junior Communication Officer

Maria joined the Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID) in early 2023 and became part of the communications team. She supports the amplifying of decarbonization efforts by IRID, mainly through social media and websites.  

Previously, Maria had worked in external communication and social media management for a think tank in Indonesia focusing on climate change and climate resilience. She has a deep interest in the field of international communication.

Maria holds a Bachelor of International Relations degree from Parahyangan Catholic University and is currently an active member of the Australian-Indonesian Youth Association (AIYA). Between 2018 and 2022, she actively participated in several international events such as the B20 Summit Indonesia 2022, the AIESEC Program "Education Quality: World Without Borders" in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and the 2018 Asian Games, where she volunteered.

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Sandra Juliana Tobing - Finance Officer

Sandra holds seven years of experiences in administrative tasks on several private companies in Indonesia. As Finance Officer in Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID), Sandra organizes and monitors all activities and projects conducted by IRID in order to have a smooth administration and financial flow. 

Sandra's career in administration began in 2010 when she worked with PT. Jalan Nugraha Ekakurir (JNE), a leading shipping company in Indonesia, as part of their social media management team. Additionally, Sandra has also led the Administration and Project Events team, where she was first introduced to organizing activities under the non-profit sector.

Sandra holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the Jakarta Institute of Social and Political Sciences (IISIP).  

Dita Ramadhani – Communication Specialist

As a Communication Specialist, Dita manages all communication activities to amplify decarbonization efforts undertaken by the Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID). She is also responsible for “translating” the analysis and studies produced by IRID for various audiences and into various products.

With over 12 years of experience in communications, Dita began working on environmental issues in 2008 when she worked with one of the largest environmental international NGOs in Indonesia, focusing particularly on projects related to sustainable wood-based supply chains, payment for environmental services, sustainable forest management, and management of habitats for endangered species in natural forest concessions.

Before joining IRID, Dita worked as an independent communications consultant for various clients and projects. Her primary responsibilities included developing communication strategy documents, external communication guidelines, report writing, publications, and social media for issues such as sustainable finance, marine and fisheries, and peat restoration.  

Dita earned a Master of Arts degree in Marketing Communications from the LSPR Communication and Business Institute and a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Mass Communication (journalism) from the Universitas Indonesia.

Kevin Setiadi – Junior Researcher

Kevin began his career as a junior researcher at the Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID) in 2022, where he has since been involved in nearly all IRID's research related to energy transition, loss and damage caused by climate change, emission trading systems, and carbon taxes.

Prior to joining IRID, Kevin worked as an associate at a law firm in Jakarta after completing his internship at the Directorate General of Law and International Agreements at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. Kevin is still actively involved with the Indonesian International Law Society Association (INASIL), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study of international law in Indonesia.

Kevin graduated with Cum Laude predicate from the Faculty of Law at Parahyangan Catholic University. In 2018, he won the national-level international humanitarian law moot court competition and represented Indonesia in the same competition at the Asia-Pacific level in 2019. He has a strong interest in research on international law, international humanitarian law, and air and space law.

Julia Theresya – Staff Advokasi Kebijakan

Julia has more than seven years of experience managing and implementing projects. As a Policy Advocacy Officer at the Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID), Julia is actively involved in designing, implementing, as well as monitoring and evaluating the projects. She is also contribute to the policy research related with IRID's core issues and building network with other stakeholders.

Prior to joining IRID, Julia worked at the Institute for Research and Community Service at Bogor Agricultural University (LPPM IPB), where she managed grant projects related to integrated agriculture, good agricultural practices, and disaster management. From 2018 to early 2022, Julia worked on several sustainable projects related to food, green society, and renewable energy at Hivos, including the EU SWITCH ASIA Local Harvest program.

Julia obtained her master's in Disaster Management from Indonesia Defense University (Unhan RI) in 2018, while actively contributed as a Researcher and Project Associate at the Indonesia Defense University (Unhan RI) Center for Disaster Studies. Her experiences have instilled in her a keen interest in research on disasters and loss and damage caused by the impact of climate change.

Ajeng Rachmatika - Researcher

In 2022, Ajeng became researcher at the Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID), drawing from over a decade of experience in climate change issues. She began her career as a technical staff for the Working Group on Climate Funding at the National Climate Change Council (DNPI) in 2011, and later served as Deputy Assistant of the Special Envoy to the President on Climate Change Control, specializing in climate finance. Between 2017 and 2019, Ajeng played an active role in climate finance negotiations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 

Before joining IRID, Ajeng worked as a consultant for GIZ/Center for Climate Change and Multilateral Policy, Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia. She also contributed to green finance studies on the energy sector in Indonesia, under the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and supported by the World Resources Institute (WRI).  

Ajeng holds a master's degree in international relations from the Universitas Indonesia. Her research interests include climate finance, gender, youth, and climate change.

Ajeng memperoleh gelar Magister untuk Hubungan Internasional dari Universitas Indonesia. Dia tertarik pada penelitian-penelitian seputar pendanaan iklim, gender, youth dan perubahan iklim.  

Henriette Imelda - Policy Advocacy Director

Imelda is responsible for leading policy advocacy affairs at the Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID), which aims to promote the decarbonization agenda at the national level. In this role, Imelda ensures that all policy advocacy efforts involve relevant stakeholders, from policy makers to civil society organizations.  

For more than 15 years of experience, Imelda has been working on issues related to climate change mitigation, energy, and low carbon development. She has been part of the Indonesian Delegation for climate negotiations, particularly in discussions on climate finance since COP20 in Lima, Peru, as well as negotiations related to the Paris Agreement. Prior assuming the role of Director of Policy Advocacy and IRID’s co-founder, Imelda worked as an Advisor on Low Carbon Development with GIZ Indonesia, ASEAN & Timor Leste. Advisor on Low Carbon Development bersama GIZ Indonesia, ASEAN & Timor Leste.  

Since 2013, Imelda has been actively involved in discussions on climate finance, particularly the Green Climate Fund (GCF), through the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) climate funding expert consortium. Imelda holds a Professional Doctor in Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Twente, as well as a Master of Engineering from the University of Groningen.

Andri Akbar Marthen – Research Director

Andri leads research department at the Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID). With over 20 years of experience in the legal field, he has worked as a corporate lawyer at law firms in Indonesia and the United States, as well as served as a legal advisor on environmental issues and climate change for various international organizations. On multiple occasions, he has participated as member of the Indonesian Delegation in climate negotiations, primarily focused on legal discussions and international agreements compliance on climate change.  

Andri is recognized as a legal expert regarding payment for environmental services (PES) and financing projects related to climate change in Indonesia. He has served as a legal advisor to the Government of Indonesia in the developing of the REDD+ financing mechanism. Additionally, Andri has contributed to the development of various regulations in multiple ministries in Indonesia, such as those related to carbon pricing, and was involved in the revision of Energy Law Number 30 of 2007, which was initiated by the Regional Representatives Council of the Republic of Indonesia.

Andri earned master's degree on International Environmental Law and Policy from the University of Kent, UK and a PhD in Environmental Law from Pace University, USA.

Moekti Handajani (Kuki) Soejachmoen - Executive Director

Kuki Soejachmoen has been active as the Executive Director of the Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID) since this institution was founded in 2020. Kuki has more than 20 years of experience in international climate diplomacy, research in energy, and climate policy analysis.  

Since 2007, Kuki has represented Indonesia in climate negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Furthermore, after the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21), Kuki played an active role as a negotiator for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, which governs international cooperation to help each Parties achieve their commitments. Currently, Kuki also serves as Lead Co-Chair for Taskforce 3: Governing Climate Target, Energy Transition and Environmental Pollution of Think20 (T20), the official G20 engagement group consisting of think tanks and research institutions around the world.

Kuki worked for two terms (2010-2014 and 2015-2019) at the Office of the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Indonesia on Climate Change, following her position as Executive Director of Pelangi Indonesia. Over the course of almost 30 years, Kuki has been engaged in a variety of research and policy analysis related to climate change, energy, transportation, and air quality.