A Ph.D. candidate of Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) and a Ph.D. fellow at CIFOR on the COLANDS Project. Her Ph.D. project studying the prospect of customary arrangements as entry points to implementing an integrated landscape approach in Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The expected result of this study will generate insights into (i) how community members with different geographical, generational, political and social backgrounds perceive customary practice, (ii) the potential and constraints of using customary arrangements as entry points for the implementation of ILAs, and (iii) the prospects of using customary arrangements for effective and inclusive stakeholder engagement in integrated landscape approaches
Prior to the Ph.D. Augusta started her career as a GIS specialist for the UN-OCHA and Indonesian government agency during the rehabilitation phase post-tsunami in 2004 and earthquake in Aceh, Indonesia. For the past 15 years, Augusta worked in several non-profit international organizations including CIFOR, and USAID funded project, USAID LESTARI. The work covers detailed spatial planning, strategic environmental assessment, participatory land-use zoning, multi-level governance approach, research on REDD+, and oil palm RSPO certification.