Saur Marlina Manurung, more commonly known as Butet Manurung. She is acknowledged for her strong commitment to fight for the right of Orang Rimba, a tribal who live throughout the lowland forests of Jambi-South Sumatra, and became a pioneer for alternative education for the inland community in Indonesia.
Butet received various international awards such as - UNESCO's “Man and Biosphere Award” 2001, TIME Magazine's “Hero of Asia” 2004, “Ashoka Fellow” 2006, “Asia Young Leader” 2007, “Young Global Leader "2009, Ernst and Young Indonesian Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 and the last" Asia Nobel Prize "Ramon Magsaysay Award 2014
Butet wrote her experiences on a book titled, Sokola Rimba (2007). The book is translated into English in 2012 (The Jungle School). The Jungle School Film came out in 2014, screened in various international film festival and received international awards. Both the book and film has been very helpful in shifting people paradigm on indigenous community.
Lendo has created alternative, community-supported education innovative in both its approach to the learning process as well as the governance of the schools. Through the Sekolah Alam in which children are actively engaged in scientific inquiry to learn about their environments, Lendo is demonstrating that high quality education can be made available without expensive infrastructures, and that these alternative practices can influence Indonesian education on a broad scale.
He is also the initiator of the establishment of the Nusantara Natural Schools Network JSAN ( JARINGAN SEKOLAH ALAM NUSANTARA
Lendo received various awards from ASHOKA FELLOWSHIP, The Global Leading Association of Leading Social Entrepreneurs, in recognition of creative and entrepreneurial leadership and commitment to make large scale changes in society, 2003-2006. KID SMART IBM WORLD PROGRAM, 2002, Membership Montage Indonesia British Council, Global Learning Connection,2004. 6th UNS's SME's Summit And Awards 2017. CSR Awards 2017
Sheila is a professional in public policy and sustainability. She is currently work as analyst for Microsave Consulting and also a part time sustainability auditor for Anwar Muhammad Foundation. Prior to this, she was an advisor for the InterParliamentary Cooperation at the Indonesian House of Representative. She has an experience in working in public policy and international development sectors and training. She also has an experience in doing Environmental Social Review Summary and Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) in accordance to IFC Performance Standards for several company in Indonesia and has working knowledge for ISO 26000, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. She was a graduate from University of Leeds, undertaking MSc Sustainability (Business, Environment and Corporate Responsibility).
Branch Manager of Dompet Dhuafa South Sulawesi province. He develop the floating school, a non-profit organization which provides a free non formal education to youth in islands of Sulawesi via boat. It offers different kind of workshop, photography, writing, music and basic computer. The floating school aims to improve the quality of life in the islands, especially for young people
He Coordinate and manage the working group in Asian Youth Forum, a college students and young people network organization from All Asian region to meet and provide them a venue where they could share their ideas, views and knowledge on culture, language ,leadership and global issues
As one of the founding members of CEI, Arjen is an expert in environmental education. Arjen Wals is a Professor of Transformative Learning for Socio-Ecological Sustainability at Wageningen University. He also holds the UNESCO Chair of Social Learning and Sustainable Development. Arjen’s research focusses on designing learning processes and spaces that enable people to contribute to meaningful sustainability.
Karin Dubsky is a German-Irish marine ecologist, notable as an environmental activist, the coordinator and co-founder of Coastwatch Europe, an environmental NGO. Karin is a strong believer in citizen science, learning from the people on the ground and using their ideas and experiences to create a sustainable society. Karin has worked on improving coastlines from various aspects including water quality, ecology, pollution, tourism, culture and heritage. She will discuss the threats to sustainable coasts & what individuals can do to make their coastlines as sustainable as possible.
Jeffrey Williams is a Chicago based chef (On Pho'nem) and local urban farmer who is teaching young people in his community how to sustainably source and prepare their food. Jeffrey is an expert and blending different cultures in his food and sourcing his own ingredients sustainably.
“We should all look into and practice sustainability within our own communities. Food plays a huge role and the shortage does as well.”
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Vildana Bašić is a teacher in Swedish compulsory school and currently working with 9-10-year olds. Vildana has a master’s degree in science education and implements the SDGs and sustainability in her teaching. She aims to inspire others by writing about her work in English on Instagram (link below). Vildana will talk about how Sustainability and the SDGs are a way of living.
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Laura, is a senior alumni of CEI, however in her day job she is FIT (Free Independent Travel) Operations Coordinator for a tour operator called Brendan Vacations. She studied German & History for her degree followed by a MA in Medieval History. It was during a job as a tour guide in the summer that she realised tourism combined her love of travel and history so then did a MSc in Tourism Management. Sustainable tourism is a key part of the SDGs and is an aspect often overlooked, unless you are working in the tourism industry. The tourism industry worldwide is continuously looking to make tourism more sustainable, for both locals and tourists alike. The Treadright Foundation is aiming to make travel matter and is finding ways to help us all tread right as tourists and in the way we travel.
#maketravelmatter and follow Brendan Vacations on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendanvacations/
Steven Makumba is an environmental activist, country leader for Umuntu Movement Malawi and founder of Naturekit.org. Ie has a bachelor’s degree in forestry. A field through which his passion to save the environment kicked in. Ever since he learnt about Climate Change, he switched his career path to focus on conserving the environment for us and the future generations through provision of education to the masses. The Umuntu movement has four pillars which they are working on: pure water, education, organic food and clean air.
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Laura works as the project manager for Sustainability and Environmental Education at ASPEA (Associação Portuguesa de Educação Ambiental). Laura is an active member of the CEI Portugal branch and co-hosted the conference in 2015. Laura will discuss the “Let’s Take Care of the Planet” project, a European project which integrates the Sustainable Development Goals into education and focuses on making students realise their civic duty and become agents of change in their own communities.