Handoko Adi Susanto

Regional Project Manager

Dwi Ariyoga Gautama

National Project Coordinator - Indonesia

Gerson Alves

National Project Coordinator - Timor-Leste

Casandra Tania

Regional Biodiversity Specialist

Lyris Lyssens

Communications & Knowledge Management Specialist

Nur Junaidi

Project Associate (Finance and Admin)

Katherine Rose Gallardo-Aguiling

Project Consultant (Monitoring and Evaluation)

Ferdyani Atikaputri

Project Assistant

Handoko Adi Susanto

Regional Project Manager

Well versed in coral reef ecology and integrated coastal management, Handoko has more than 15 years’ experience working with USAID projects and environmental NGOs such The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society and RARE. He also spent a year at Conservation International as a marine management advisor and trainer for the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste under the Coral Triangle Support Partnership (USAID-CTSP) programme. Handoko is currently based in Bali, where he has been working on the ATSEA-2 Programme as Regional Project Manager since January 2020.

Qualifications, skills & experience:

  • Planning and management of Marine Protected Areas, policy development and public funding
  • Doctorate degree in Marine Biology and Conservation from Kyushu University, Japan
  • MSc in Integrated Tropical Coastal Zone Management from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok, Thailand

ATSEA-2 responsibilities :

  • Run the project on a day-to-day basis, ensuring its overall integrity and coherence
  • Supervise project staff in the Regional Project Management Unit (RPMU) and National Coordination Units (NCUs)
  • Produce substantive, managerial and financial reports
  • Apply expertise in fisheries management, GEF IW projects, information technology

Dwi Ariyoga Gautama

National Project Coordinator - Indonesia

Yoga hanesan Kordenador Projeto Nasional-UNDP ba komponente ATSEA-2 Indonesia no iha esperiensia servisu durante tinan 10 hamutuk ho Programa Marinha WWF Indonesia. Ekolgia tasi hanesan esperiensia professional esensial, iha kualifikasaun akademika, no iha interese particular iha tinan barak nia laran. Antes hamutuk ATSEA-2, Yoga servisu iha Fundasaun Pelangi Indonesia iha programa adaptasaun mudansa klimatika nebe’e servisu hamutuk ho pescador sira iha Banyuangi, Java Leste.

Kualifikasaun, Abilidade, no Esperiensia :

  • Bacharelo siensia marinha iha Universidade Diponegoro, Indonesia
  • Membro Grupo ba East Asia’s IUCN Shark Specialist

Responzabilidade iha ATSEA-2 :

  • Fo suporta ba implementasaun projeto
  • Halo supervisiona ba planu aksaun, rezultadu no metas nebe’e hetan konkordansia husi Komite Diresaun Projeto (KDP)
  • Garante katak iha relasaun nebe’e klaru no estrategia entre Unidade Gestaun Projeto (UGP) no Unidade kordenasaun Nasional (UKN)
  • Involve parseiro sira iha nivel nasional no dezenvolve reputasaun kualidade dezeno no realizasaun nebe’e konfiavel husi Programa ATSEA-2
  • Supervisiona funsionario no halo koerdenasaun ba atividade konsultor sira

Gerson Alves

National Project Coordinator - Timor-Leste

Gerson has been working for the ATSEA-2 Programme in Timor-Leste since October 2019. He completed a National Self-Assessment Report for the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (UNCBD) for Timor-Leste and contributed to the government’s ratification to the Multilateral Environmental Agreement. He also worked on the Securing Clean Water for a Climate-Resilient Future (SCWCRF) project, under a sustainable energy programme funded by the tenth European Development Fund (EDF 10) in collaboration with GIZ.

Qualifications, skills & experience:

  • More than 15 years’ experience working with development agencies and multilateral development projects in Timor-Leste
  • Senior Portfolio Manager for the World Bank in Timor-Leste
  • Worked at the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Certificate in International Development from Flinders University
  • BSc in Agricultural Economics from Universitas Timor, Timor-Leste
  • MSc in Environmental Management from Victoria University, Melbourne

ATSEA-2 responsibilities:

  • Support the project implementation
  • Monitor the project work plan and the achievement of outputs and targets
  • Assist Regional Project Manager (RPM) and engage with national counterparts
  • Ensure a clear and strategic support line between RPMU and NCU
  • Build a reputation for quality design and reliable delivery

Casandra Tania

Regional Biodiversity Specialist

An experienced marine biologist, diver and conservationist, Cassie has worked to protect whale sharks in Teluk Cenderawasih National Park and supported the implementation of a GEF-funded Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project with WWF-Indonesia. She brings her extensive knowledge and a deep affinity for the ocean to the ATSEA-2 Programme.

Qualifications, skills & experience:

  • 7 years’ experience as Marine Species Officer at WWF-Indonesia
  • Underwater surveying, marine surveillance, analysis, reporting and project management
  • Erasmus Mundus MSc in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Ghent University, Belgium
  • MPhil in Conservation Leadership from the University of Cambridge, UK

ATSEA-2 responsibilities:

  • Support NCUs in Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea
  • Coordinate the implementation of Component 2 at the regional level
  • Organise capacity development, training and knowledge sharing initiatives for NCUs
  • Oversee the development of annual work plans and budgets, financial allocations and expenditure for Component 2 activities
  • Ensure quality control in the development and implementation of project activities under Component 2
  • Identify and promote opportunities for public-private partnership arrangements involving national, provincial and local governments; donors; international organizations; and the corporate/business sector
  • Oversee the scaling of ATSEA projects, replication of best technologies/practices and investments

Lyris Lyssens

Communications & Knowledge Management Specialist

Lyris brings an array of knowledge and limitless passion to the ATSEA-2 Programme. Ever since her first encounter with manta rays in 2015, she has developed a deep interest in marine conservation actions and adapted her lifestyle around sustainable values. As Communications & Knowledge Management Specialist with ATSEA-2, she contributes to the Programme by ensuring that strategic activities are successfully completed and communicated effectively.

Qualifications, skills & experience:

  • 5 years’ experience in various private companies and NGOs, including Indonesia Ecotourism Network and the Coral Triangle Center
  • MSc in Sustainable Tourism Planning from Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier III in France
  • BSc in Leisure Management from Hogeschool in the Netherlands

ATSEA-2 responsibilities:

  • Assist regional and national units of the ATSEA-2 Programme
  • Develop the ATSEA-2 communications strategy and related annual work plans
  • Support internal and external communications initiatives
  • Organise knowledge management activities
  • Design and refine the ATSEA brand

Nur Junaidi

Project Associate (Finance and Admin)

Based in Bali, Nur Junaidi (also known as Juned) works as a Project Associate to ensure that all matters relating to finance and administration are correctly implemented. Before joining the ATSEA-2 Programme in April 2020, Juned spent 2 years as Finance Officer at HIVOS hub SEA (South East Asia).

Qualifications, skills & experience:

  • 10 years’ experience working with UN-funded projects and international institutions such as UNFPA, UNDP and USAID
  • BSc in Economics from the Ahmad Dahlan Institute of Economic Science, Jakarta

ATSEA-2 responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with donors and Government of Indonesia regulations
  • Support the effective reporting of project implementation
  • Provide admin support to the Project Management Unit
  • Support the mobilisation of resources

Katherine Rose Gallardo-Aguiling

Project Consultant (Monitoring and Evaluation)

Kate brings more than a decade of experience in coordinating secretariat functions to the ATSEA-2 Programme, having worked in environmental management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) projects with GEF/UNDP/IMO/UNOPS. Before joining the ATSEA-2 Programme, she worked as Executive Producer for a media company in the Philippines, focusing on the conceptualisation and production of public affairs-related programmes.

Qualifications, skills & experience:

  •  15 years’ experience working at PEMSEA as Technical Officer for Regional Ocean Governance, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and PEMSEA Resource Facility’s Secretariat Coordinator  
  • MSc in International Studies from the University of the Philippines

ATSEA-2 responsibilities:

  • Develop  internal project monitoring reporting templates and systems
  • Collate documentation to support monitoring reports
  • Prepare Project Progress Reports for presentation to the annual RSC meetings
  • Assist the Project Manager in monitoring  and assessment of the Annual Work Plan and its implementation

Ferdyani Atikaputri

Project Assistant

Ferdyani Atikaputri (Atika) brings extensive experience in project operations covering procurement, admin, and finance into ATSEA-2 Programme as Project Assistant. She is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations and ensuring smooth and successful implementation of the programme.

Qualifications, skills & experience:

  • 3 years of experience working with various UNDP projects
  • BSc in Economics from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta

ATSEA-2 responsibilities:

  • Prepare accurate and timely reports
  • Manage operations of project management team
  • Support the implementation of resource mobilization