Indonesia Researcher, WRI Indonesia
Nanda is a Cities4Forests Indonesia Researcher at WRI Indonesia, and the Sustainable Landscape & Business Senior Project Lead for WRI Indonesia, leading action research, programmatic implementation and strategic engagement with governments, companies and communities. His work is focused on improving data infrastructure within One Map Policy and sequestration of measured lifestyle emissions (food, clothing, electricity, waste and transport) through nature-based solutions.
Prior to WRI, Nanda worked on sustainability consulting projects pertaining to material-intensive operations in Papua, social enterprise modeling and public procurement. During his time at the United Nations, Nanda assisted ecosystem service valuation studies in Jambi and the UN’s effort on aligning 2030 SDGs with the Indonesian government’s National Medium-Term Development Plan. Also, as former Curator of Global Shapers Community Bandung Hub – a young leader initiative of the World Economic Forum –, Nanda chaired a regional sustainable cities conference and represented Indonesia for paper presentations.
He earned B.Sc. Management from SBM at Bandung Institute of Technology – Indonesia, followed by M.Sc. Environmental Management & Policy from IIIEE at Lund University – Sweden, with a thesis on governing Indonesia’s REDD+ implementation and climate-smart agriculture. He is an accredited Sustainability Management Certified Professional and has helped publish a nature-based entrepreneurship idea book.
Nanda’s interests are reading non-fiction, watching true story movies and learning new languages. His hobbies include listening to classical music, playing tennis, and beach and forest trekking.