About Us


To defend the rights of those communities, who are negatively impacted by a strategic policy of production that sacrifices communities and destroys their environment.


Stand side by side with communities doing organizing, research,  and campaign against strategic production policies that ruin still existing sustainable relationships between communities and their environment.

Political orientation:

AEER’s political orientation follows an eco democratic socialism based on Pancasila. Since Suharto’s dictatorship, community organizing that critizised development policies and projects that destroyed the environment, has often been criminalized, repressed and attacked.

 AEER struggles for an improvement of management of natural resources management and  that helps build sustainable relationship of communities and their environmnet. 

Structure of organization:


Ririn Sefsani
Anto Sangaji
Franky Yafet Leonard Samperante
Irendra Rajawali

Coordinator            : Pius Ginting
Treasury               : Woro Wahyunigtyas (inactive)
Finance Staff `        : Nurul Afifah

Community Organizer 
Coordinator             :Isty Komah (inactive)
StaffCommunity Organizer:

Litigation and Policy advocacy coordinator
                        :Iki Dulagin

Coordinator             :Mayang Manguri (inactive)
Research Staff          :Sartika Nur Shalati (Economy Researcher)
                        : Muhammad Rusdhi  (Ocean and Energy)   

Information System Team
                         :Data Brainanta

Regional team:

Yogyakarta                                           : Isty Komah, Himawan Pambudi

Central Sulawesi                                 : Syahrudin Etal

East Nusa Tenggara                         : Wien Carolus Keupung

South East Sulawesi                        : Bustaman


Arianto Sangadji, Former Executive Director Yayasan Tanah Merdeka Palu, Central Sulawesi. Doctor candidate, York University, Canada.

Ririn Sefsani, Former activist of People Democratic Party, consultant on governance and democratic reform issues. Curently works for Partnership of Government Reform (Kemitraan)

Pius Ginting, Former activist at FNPBI (National Front of Indonesian Labour’s Struggle) affiliated to People Democratic Party (1998-2001).  WALHI: mining and energy campaigner 2007-2014, and Head of Research Unit (2014-2016), Coal Campaigner of Auriga Nusantara (2016-2017)

Emma Sihite, PhD Researcher International Environmental Law, Maastricht Graduate School of Law, Maastricht University.

Isti Komah (Isty), social activist. After leading for “Sekar Production” in Jogjakarta she was volunteering at Democratic People Party and leading a mass organisation (National Peasant Union in Jakarta, 2003-2007), in charge of political and organisational programs, leading Institute for Woman Human Rights (2009-2010), working for the Institute for Business and People Economy (IBEKA, 2011-2013). Executive staff for Local Leaders Stewardship Programs(2014) and Pioneers Coordinator in The Pioneer Foundation (2015-now).

Iki Dulagin, former manager law advocacy of WALHI. Now active as a lawyer.

Mayang Manguri, Master of Science of Environmental Engineering of Institute Technology of Bandung, Post Graduated Course on Urban Water from  University of Duisburg Essen.

Irendra Rajawali, Ph.D Researcher at Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology – Germany

AEER’s partner organization:


Institute Bentang Meratus (South Kalimantan), Gapabel (Belitung Province), SDA Sumsel Watch (South Sumatera), JATAM  Central Sulawesi (Central Sulawesi), LBH Kendari (South East Sulawesi)


Yayasan Pusaka, KNTI, Auriga Nusantara


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