Our team


Alex Rumaseb
Board Chair
Maria Latumahina
Board Secretary
Laura Kalsum
Board Member
Margaretha Morin
Board Member


Berlando Siburian
Programme Director
Ester Linda Marleen
Finance Director
Victor Rimindubby
Director, Policy and Advocacy
Miskin Amag Gombo
Community Facilitator
Abina Beno
Community Facilitator
Hosea Mirino
Cashier and Logistics

Oversight body

Harry Sudarsono
Head of Oversight

Our partners

Fyarkin community group, Numfor island

Fyarkin is an umbrella organisation representing farmer and fisher groups on the south cost of Numfor island, Papua Province, and which is working to rebuild local food systems. TFT Papua has worked with Fyarkin’s members since 2020 to grow their leadership and organisational skills, and as an example of self-sufficient community organisation with its own vision and programme. As partners, we are working to expand Fyarkin’s reach to other villages around Numfor.

PERJAMPAT, Raja Ampat islands

PERJAMPAT is an umbrella organisation representing community ecotourism businesses, farmer and fisher groups around the Dampier Strait, West Papua province. PERJAMPAT was founded in 2012 and has established an ecotourism business subsidiary Stay Raja Ampat as a community-owned alternative to mainstream booking platforms such as booking.com. Post pandemic, PERJAMPAT is diversifying beyond ecotourism. TFT Papua is working with PERJAMPAT to improve their skills in facilitating dialogue and in building producer groups.

University of Otto Geisler

TFT Papua has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Marine Affairs, University of Otto Geisler in Jayapura, to establish and facilitate a policy working group on community empowerment in Papua. Together with members of the provincial government and civil society, TFT Papua and Otto Geisler University are currently leading a review of approaches to community empowerment in Papua had how they need to be improved to better address the needs of indigenous communities.

Training for Transformation (TFT) in Practice

TFT Papua collaborates with the international network of popular development educators and community workers, Training for Transformation in Practice based in Kleinmond, South Africa. The TFT in Practice network covers more than 60 countries, and delivers introductory and advanced diploma courses in methods for dialectic pedagogy. Building on Paulo Friere’s principles of popular education, these methods evolved out of over 40 years of practice by TFT’s founders Anne Hope and Sally Timmel. TFT in Practice supports TFT in Papua in tailoring and holding introductory, training of trainer and diploma level courses for community workers in Papua.

Seventy Three Pte Ltd

Seventy Three Pte Ltd is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting examples of ecologically regenerative, locally controlled development in Europe, SE Asia and the Pacific. Working in collaboration with Seventy Three’s other partners in Indonesia including the Barunastra Foundation, Seventy Three helps to connect TFT Papua internationally, and to provide inputs on community enterprise development, emerging technologies, and international economic and policy analysis.

TFT Papua also collaborates with the following individuals:

  • Jude Clarke, practitioner in collective psychotherapy, Kleinmond, South Africa. Jude supports TFT Papua with methods and tools for memory work and group therapy.
  • Alastair McIntosh, Honorary Professor, College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow. Alastair supports TFT Papua on spiritual activism and with learning exchange with communities in Scotland.
  • Fatriyandi Nur Priyatna, PhD Candidate in Human Ecology, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB). Fatriyandi supports TFT Papua with policy analysis on village governance and natural resource management.
  • Fransina Isaac, Faculty of Community Health, University of Cenderawasih. Fransina supports TFT Papua as a co-facilitator.
  • Wahyudin Nur, Perkumpulan Satu Kata. Wahyudin supports TFT Papua as a co-facilitator and with shared learning with communities in Sulawesi.