ALTERNATE BOARD MEMBER
Name Of Organisation: Yayasan Lembaga Penelitian Kaleka Indonesia (Kaleka)
Membership Number: 700252000000
Name Of Nominee: Bernadinus Steni Sugiarto
Position In The Organisation: Chairman
Summary of Nominee Profile
Bernadinus Steni Sugiarto is an environmental and human rights lawyer with a Master of Law from the University of Indonesia and a Bachelor of Law from Gadjah Mada University. He is currently pursuing his Doctoral Program at IPB University. Steni has extensive experience providing legal assistance to indigenous peoples and local communities, especially regarding natural resources. He has published several articles on indigenous peoples and human rights, covering topics including free prior and informed consent (2005), the legal framework of indigenous peoples’ rights in Indonesia (2008), the legal and political debate related to indigenous peoples’ rights in Indonesia (2008), and using human rights indicators to monitor REDD+ (2011). For the last five years, he has been involved in climate change issues, focusing on tenure, safeguards, and REDD+ in Indonesia. He also drafted the National REDD+ safeguards, namely PRISAI (2012).
At Kaleka, previously known as Inobu, Steni served as the Chairman and an Environmental Lawyer who coordinates the legal reviews and analyses and leads the implementation of the jurisdictional work in Central Kalimantan and West Papua. He provides guidance and advice on sustainable commodity production, in particular for palm oil, jurisdictional certification of palm oil as well as engaging, registering, and including smallholders in sustainable commodity supply chains. He also guides in understanding the regulations that apply in Indonesia, including those governing the development of sustainable oil palm and its smallholders, and provides direction in implementing these regulations in the field. He also has a great interest in the development of social problems experienced by Indonesian oil palm farmers, including human rights, labor rights, women's rights, and conflicts in the Indonesian palm oil industry.
Summary of Organisation Profile
Kaleka, previously known as Inobu, is an Indonesian non-profit research institute established in 2014. In 2022, we changed our name to Kaleka. Kaleka’s collaborative applied research is intended to inform policy and design innovations that lead to the sustainable and equitable production of commodities and the use of natural resources. Kaleka actively engages government, civil society, and communities in the design and dissemination of the results of their research and innovation.