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November 11, 2023
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya

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Taman Ismail Marzuki
Jl. Cikini Raya no. 73
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, 10330
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Ahmad Sujai

Ahmad Sujai and Elgea Balzarie are part of an art collective from Northern Majalengka, West Java, called the Jatiwangi Art Factory. They are currently focusing their work as the ‘marketers’ of a collective forest in Jatiwangi, called Perhutana (Perusahaan Hutan Tanaraya), to campaign the possibility of ‘fine arting’ the solution of reclaiming land for the people amidst climate crisis. Perhutana offers stakeholders the opportunity to own a 4x4m² land plot contributing to the forest, and in return, they receive an exclusive certificate made from clay bricks. Once sold and planted, these plots will be officially registered as traditional forests with the Ministry of Forestry. This initiative encourages collective efforts in reforestation and environmental conservation, acknowledging the participants' vital role in the larger Perhutana family.

Aryenda Atma

Aryenda Atma is a seasoned professional with 12 years of expertise in Marketing Communication & PR, having worked at organizations such as PT Astra International Tbk and Asus Indonesia. In 2020, she made the decision to return to her roots in Surabaya and started Pable, a groundbreaking initiative rooted in nature. Through a restorative economic approach, Pable transforms textile waste into recycled fabric materials. Collaborating closely with the community of Karangrejo, Aryenda and Pable have pioneered the creation of recycled fabric (Pabtex) crafted 100% entirely from textile waste. Aryenda's dedication and innovation have not gone unnoticed, as she was honored with the Women of The Year award in 2022 by Herworld Indonesia, while Pabtex received the prestigious Best Design 2022 accolade from the Ministry of Trade, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the industry. Her passion for environmental conservation and sustainable practices continues to inspire positive change in the community and the fashion industry.

Cesar Jung-Harada

Cesar Jung-Harada is a French-Japanese innovator, environmentalist, entrepreneur and is a trailblazer in the field of ocean exploration and conservation technology. Cesar is currently an Associate Professor at the Singapore Institute of Technology. Cesar's expertise extends to his role as the Founder and Director of MakerBay, a pioneering Hong Kong Makerspace dedicated to impactful environmental solutions. Through MakerBay, he has developed groundbreaking technologies like Protei, an open-source shape shifting sailing robot capable of efficient ocean cleanup, addressing critical issues such as oil spills and plastic pollution. Cesar is a TED Senior Fellow and a Figure of Progress, recognized for his innovative contributions to the environmental sector. Passionate about inclusive education and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics), he mentors the next generation of leaders, fostering proactive and sustainable solutions to complex global challenges.

Clarissa Nilistiani

Meet Clarissa, an explorer of the ancient art of textiles in the heart of Indonesia's modern transformation. Her work weaves together the past and present, using raw, unprocessed materials and time-honored handcrafting techniques. With her touch, Clarissa conjures organic textures from raffia, banana, pineapple, and even forgotten natural fibers like rami. After spending four years unraveling the secrets of textile and knitting at Nottingham Trent University, UK, she co-founded Lana Daya in 2020. This ethically crafted textile brand, rooted in Jakarta, Indonesia, pays homage to the nation's traditions, craftsmanship, human connections, and the beauty of nature, all while championing local fabric production. Clarissa's journey through the textile realm bridges the gap between the rich tapestry of tradition and the ever-evolving future of textiles, weaving a story that's nothing short of enchanting.

Habib Rab

Habib Rab is an expert economist who assumed the role of Lead Economist at the World Bank Indonesia and Timor-Leste team in January 2021. With a robust background spanning two decades, he specializes in macroeconomics, fiscal management, and structural reform, having worked extensively in various countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe and Central Asia. Habib began his career in the UK Government Economic Service and later served as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow before joining the World Bank in 2008. In his current role, he oversees the World Bank's program on economics, finance, and institutions, driving impactful initiatives and shaping economic policies & strategies wherever he is stationed.

Irvan Helmi

Despite studying computer science at Universitas Indonesia, Irvan Helmi is renowned for co-founding Anomali Coffee and Pipilitin Cocoa, both specializing in single origin products of coffee and chocolate. Furthermore, Irvan has also established two organizations: Indonesia Coffee Academy which specializes in training and educating the art of coffee making, and Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia (SCOPI)—a non-profit organization focusing on the development and sustainability of coffee in Indonesia. Irvan's talk was recorded at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Central Jakarta for Countdown by TEDxJakarta—a 100% volunteer driven movement committed to ideas worth spreading. Visit us at www.TEDxJakarta.org.

Musrahmad Igun

Musrahmad Igun, commonly known as Gun, is an Indonesian entrepreneur with a keen eye for identifying potential peat-friendly commodities suitable for building new economic opportunities for the local community. With a mission to prevent peat fire in Siak district, he co-founded a community-owned enterprise called PT. Alam Siak Lestari (ASL) alongside the youth of Siak district, one of the leading member of Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL). Gun's leadership and innovative approach have led ASL to become a winner in the MIT Solve Challenge 2021, organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for Resilient Ecosystems. His initiative, HEAL (Healthy Ecosystem and Alternative Livelihood) Fisheries, focuses on sustainable business models, including the cultivation of snakehead fish in peatland areas with villages community, and the extraction of valuable albumin from these fish for health & medicine industry.

Mustika Wijaya

Mustika Wijaya is an electrical engineer and the Founder and Director of Solar Chapter, a non-profit organization she established in 2017 that focuses on creating community-owned solar pump systems to provide clean water. Mustika's dedication to sustainable community development was recognized when she was selected for the Obama Scholar Program at Columbia University in 2022. Mustika's talk was recorded at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Central Jakarta for Countdown by TEDxJakarta—a 100% volunteer driven movement committed to ideas worth spreading. Visit us at www.TEDxJakarta.org.

Nadya Pratiwi

Nadya, a mother of two children, is motivated by a desire to nourish both body and soul through the mediums of food and culture. This is one of the reasons why she has constantly worked towards expanding her warung, Nasi Peda Pelangi. Through the #BerasBaikMovement, which encourages people to be more conscious of where their food comes from, she hopes that it will lead to positive changes in the lives of our next generations. Nadya's talk was recorded at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Central Jakarta for Countdown by TEDxJakarta—a 100% volunteer driven movement committed to ideas worth spreading. Visit us at www.TEDxJakarta.org.

Nova Ruth Setyaningtyas

Nova Ruth Setyaningtyas is known as a musician and artist, born in Malang, Indonesia. As a musician, Nova is known for her works covering folk, hip-hop, pop, rock and local music and as an artist, she is known for his various activities in the fields of media, women's issues and the environment. Nova uses the Arka Kinari ship to sail half of the world's oceans carrying out an environmental campaign mission to raise public awareness about ecological disasters through music. Nova's talk was recorded at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Central Jakarta for Countdown by TEDxJakarta—a 100% volunteer driven movement committed to ideas worth spreading. Visit us at www.TEDxJakarta.org.

Swietenia Puspa Lestari

Swietenia Puspa Lestari, an environmental engineer and alumna of ITB, is the co-founder of Divers Clean Action (DCA)—a youth community organization that is deeply involved in coastal conservation initiatives, with a specific focus on marine debris research, campaigns, community development, and facilitation of corporate social responsibility/extended producer responsibility (CSR/EPR) programs. Tenia's impactful work has been recognized as one of the BBC's Top 100 Influential and Inspiring Women in 2019, Obama Leaders 2019, Forbes 30 Under Social Entrepreneur Asia awardee in 2020, One Young World Mary Robinson Climate Justice Award in 2021, and honored as a Plastic Action Champion by the World Economic Forum-Global Plastic Action Partnership in 2021. Tenia's talk was recorded at Taman Ismail Marzuki, Central Jakarta for Countdown by TEDxJakarta—a 100% volunteer driven movement committed to ideas worth spreading. Visit us at www.TEDxJakarta.org.

Tanah Sullivan

Tanah Sullivan is the Group Head of Sustainability at GoTo, one of Indonesia's and ASEAN's largest technology conglomerates. In her role, she oversees environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives within Gojek, Tokopedia, and GoTo Financial. Before GoTo, Tanah was at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, where she led partnerships for a range of sustainability-focused initiatives in ASEAN and globally. She led the Forum’s efforts on issues such as energy transition, circular economy, food security, gender equality, deforestation and financial inclusion, among others. Since joining GoTo, she established the company's first sustainability function and has developed comprehensive frameworks and strategies for environmental, social, and governance practices across Gojek's core businesses, including transportation, food delivery, and logistics, aptly named the Three Zeroes. This sustainability framework comprises 3 main items to reduce to zero, which are Zero Emissions, Zero Waste, and Zero Barriers, all by 2030. The challenge with applying this in a corporate setting are the specific strategies that vary across Gojek, Tokopedia, and GoTo Finance, each its own unique business. Gojek, for instance, aims for net zero emissions by 2030, focusing on initiatives like transitioning to electric vehicles and utilizing renewable energy sources for offices. Collaborations with entities like PLN in Indonesia are driving GoTo's sustainable energy efforts, marking a significant step towards environmental responsibility. These principles are integrated into every aspect of GoTo's business units to mitigate long-term operational risks.

Organizing team


Jakarta, Indonesia


Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Ivan Fauzan
  • Roby Bagindo
    Post production