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Forest, Nature and Environment of Aceh (Yayasan HAkA)

Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Joined November 2017

The Leuser Ecosystem in Sumatra is the last large expanse of forest still left in Sumatra, we work to educate and empower local community to conserve, protect and restore these ecosystem.

Presence in: Indonesia
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Right to Information

HAkA strives for a stronger and healthier Aceh. We believe this is created through an empowered civil society whose members contribute to the wellbeing of the province by participating in activities that enhance environmental function to provide clean air, water and earth and to sustain forest, river and ocean. Protecting and restoring all of these elements is vital for community development and will result in a safer, more stable and peaceful Aceh that will benefit generations to come.

People Associated With This Organization

Farwiza Farhan

Forest, Nature and Environment of Aceh...
Joined November 2017
Interests: Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency
I am an Acehnese forest conservationist working to protect the Leuser Ecosystem in Sumatra, Indonesia. Leuser Ecosystem is the last place on earth where rhino, elephant, tiger, and orangutan still roam together in the wild. Although designated as an area for protection, the threats to the Leuser Ecosystem continue to escalate every year. In my work, I seek to share knowledge, connect and empower the local community to have their participation accounted for in decision making over land in their area. In the past, I have participated in initiating legal challenge against government and companies in order to have Leuser's protection acknowledged and recognized. I focus my efforts on policy and advocacy element, starting from building grass-roots movements, equipping the local communities with knowledge and connection to the global communities. I seek to join this network to meet and learn from others, to expand and strengthen our movement on the ground.

Irham Hudaya Yunardi

Forest, Nature and Environment of Aceh... (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice
My position in the organisation is Social Media Officer. My main responsibilities is to create content on social media pertaining to our activities and campaigns in order to raise awareness of the need to protect the Leuser Ecosystem for the future of Aceh and Indonesia. In addition to that, I also assist in campaign preparations and general communications with NGO partners of the organisation.

I hope to learn more about legal empowerment by joining this network as I am new in the field, and would really appreciate all the inputs from experts in this network.
Farwiza Farhan is the network champion (main point of contact) for Forest, Nature and Environment of Aceh (Yayasan HAkA).

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