Nety was born and spent her childhood in Jambi, a small town in Sumatra, Indonesia, surrounded by rubber trees and dwindling tropical rainforest. Little did she know that one day, she would be involved in a mission to preserve what’s left of the "Emerald of the Equator".
While studying International Relations at the University of Indonesia, she was exposed to global environmental issues. She participated in the UNFCCC in Bali and joined an event with indigenous peoples from all around the globe. After finishing college, she joined the KEHATI foundation to oversee forest conservation projects across Sumatra in the Tropical Forest Conservation Action (TFCA) program. Then she dived into marine conservation for a time, in West Papua, working with the Blue Abadi Fund, a trust to ensure the area is sustainably managed and protected by local environmental stewards.
Currently serving as the Communications Manager for PT Alam Bukit Tigapuluh in Jambi, Nety believes that nature can heal itself if given a chance. It is in her mission to spread the values of PT ABT, an innovative ecosystem restoration concession company, developing business in a conserved tropical rainforest while empowering the indigenous communities.
2020 06 12
Spaces are limited and you are encouraged to log in early for this session. The impacts of climate change often disproportionately affect marginalised communities the most. They are forced to withstand the worst effects of environmental disasters and extreme weather…Read More