About PLANB

Permakultur Lanskap Berkelanjutan Indonesia (PLANB) was founded in 2017 and is a private company that actively promotes social, economic and environmental change through sustainable land and resource management. PLANB has 18 staff with an office in Greater Jakarta, Jambi and Bogor regencies.

The PLANB has focussed on promoting sustainable land use in Indonesia. The work ranges from training farmers on better management practices, helping obtain land certificates and certifying cooperatives to broad landscape and environmental impact assessments. PLANB is working with the financial sector to develop tools and strategies to enable smallholders to get access finance. The projects PLANB supported are in both Sumatra and Kalimantan. Through its networks and local NGO partners in Kalimantan and Sumatra, PLANB is able to mobilize teams in those regions and can support on the ground activities in those areas quickly with quality.

Various Historical Projects We have been involved in

Projects PLANB is involved in are; Risk assessment using RSPO P&C, selection of target villages for village planning and access to finance activities in Berau District for Climate Policy Initiative (CPI); Birang Village HCV 4-6 Assessment for YAKOBI and KEHATI; Development of a framework for Community-Corporate Social Responsibility by using UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights for ICCO, Penabulu and PKPA; Development of MER system for Sembilang Dangku Landscape, South Sumatra for ZSL and Penabulu, Four year agronomic study on the potential of reducing the yield gap in palm oil smallholder plantations in Harapan Jaya Village in Berau, Nebraska-Lincoln University; Palm oil governance and value chain study in Kutai Kartanegara District, IPB-ETH Zurich, Gap analysis on ISPO certification for smallholders, IPB-Kehati.

  • 2017-2018: Risk assessment using RSPO P&C, selection of target villages for village planning and access to finance activities in Berau District for Climate Policy Initiative
  • 2019: Birang Village HCV 4-6 Assessment for YAKOBI and KEHATI
  • 2019: Development of a framework for Community-Corporate Social Responsibility by using UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights for ICCO, Penabulu and PKPA.
  • 2019: Development of MER system for Sembilang Dangku Landscape, South Sumatra for ZSL and Penabulu
  • 2019: Nebraska-Lincoln University: Four year agronomic study on the potential of reducing the yield gap in palm oil smallholder plantations in Harapan Jaya Village in Berau.
  • 2019: IPB-ETH Zurich on palm oil governance and value chain study in Kutai Kartanegara District. Background study has been done with IPB-Kehati on the ISPO certification gaps for smallholders
  • 2020: Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara – YKAN: Participatory mapping at 6 villages in Kelay-Lesan, Berau District approximating 170.000 ha landscapes.
  • 2020: PT Pertamina Hulu Sanga-Sanga: participatory village land use planning in Kutai Lama Village, Kutai Kartanegara District.
  • 2020: same activities in 2019 for UNL/Global Yield Global Assessment

Our Team

Fakhrizal Nashr is CEO of Plan B, and overseeing all ongoing projects, as well as managing personally research project with the University of Nebraska on palm oil smallholder plantations management and Best Management Practices. He has a bachelor in Forestry, a master in Forest Management as well as a master in European Forestry and currently finalizing his PhD. He has over 10 years experience working in conservation and forestry out of which 8 years based in Berau as the conservation manager locally coordinating TNC largest programme in Indonesia.

Fakhrizal Nashr

CEO

Hans Harmen Smit: Since 2008, Hans worked to promote and develop solutions for sustainable production/sourcing of agro-commodities in Asia South/Central America and Africa. He designed, raised funding and implemented projects focussed on:- Sustainable land use planning and green growth strategies in tropical landscapes- Training programmes for smallholders to increase productivity while reducing environmental impact- Supporting cooperatives in institutional capacity development and certification (RSPO, ISPO, ISCC)- Traceability and deforestation monitoring systems in coffee, cocoa, palm oil and rubber supply chains- Design and implement models to provide access to finance for smallholders while reducing deforestation.

Hans Smit

CFO

Adrian has more than 14 years experience in commodity sustainability, and supply chain sustainability. Adrian working experience includes working in palm oil companies developing their policies for sustainable production and in consumer goods manufacturing company to ensure responsible sourcing. He is familiar with and developed sustainability requirements for 13 different feedstocks globally, including palm oil, soyabean oil, used cooking oil and tallow.
Currently Adrian is the Director of Health, Safety, Environment and Supply Chain Sustainability of Telenor Group, member of the supervisory committee of Norwegian Microfinance Fund and senior advisor to Plan B based in Singapore.

Adrian Rinaldi Suharto

Private Sector Relations and Policy Advisor

Umbar Sujoko has over 20 years experience working on spatial planning in forestry and conservation contexts. He has followed over 20 training programs on GIS related to mapping forest areas, planning roads, waterways, water catchments, habitats and designing reduced impact logging tracks. He is fluent with the latest GIS software of ArcGIS as well as Erdass. Over the past 5 years Umbar worked as GIS specialist for TNC, with a focus on Berau. His experience working in the region and in depth knowledge of the spatial data for the target area will be of tremendous value to the team to effectively implement the project.

Umbar Sujoko

GIS Analyst

M. Reza Fauzi

Support Rural
and Regional Planner

Mr. Gilang has a bachelor in Education and is the Co-Founder and Program Director Indonesia Learning Community Foundation. Gilang is based and has worked in East Kalimantan for over 10 years and was mainly involved in work related to community development and communication such as in his position as Communication and Goverment Officer for TNC. For Plan B, Gilang has worked as a key facilitator for local NGO’s and worked on connecting and collecting data on local communities and using that to improve resource management and planning. In NMI-CSF he is leading the work related to data collection and will set up teams to collect data and do the quality controls and support analysis.  

Gilang Ramadhan

Social Researcher

Zakiah

Berau Office Manager

Mr. Tohirin has a bachelor in Enviromental Engineering and has strong background in land use planning. Tohirin is based in Jambi and working since 2013 in various sustainable development projects. He has been involved in extensive participatory mapping work for Yayaasan Setara Jambi and provincial enviromental agency since 2016. In several projects Tohirin has succesfully worked as master trainer for BMP smallholder training, involved in training over 6000 farmers on better management practices. He also has experience in facilitating RSPO Certification and certified several cooperatives working with SNV and later Plan B. For NMI -CSF he will be the lead trainer and lead the development of trainer teams, while assisting cooperatives on quality controls systems and RSPO certification.

M. Tohirin

Lead Trainer Better Management Practices

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A. Aris Nurjaman

Bogor Office Manager

Rio Trimono

Meridia Program Manager

Mario Tirta Prasetya

Senior Data Engineer

Riska Fajrul Ummi

Junior Data Engineer

Salsabila Prasetya

Data Officer

Ubaid

Senior Data Engineer

Angga Saputra

Junior Data Engineer

Associates

Hari Moelyono

Associate Drone
Mapping Specialist

Made P Dewi

Associate Socio-environmental and government relations specialist

Dr. Andi F Yahya

Landscapes Conservancy
Specialist

Thomas Oni Veriasa, M.Si

Spesialis Rural
and Regional Planner

Dr. Tri Atmoko

Spesialis Konservasi
Ekosistem Esensial

Fatwa Abdullah Syawal, S.Pt

Spesialis Coaching
dan Fasilitasi Pertemuan

Partnership