Yuyun Ismawati Drwiega, Co-Founder of Nexus3 Foundation
Yuyun has broad and rich experiences in environmental management, climate change, and environmental health issues. She is an environmental health advocate, actively involved in chemicals and wastes issues and work at the local level to the global level.
With her NGO, Nexus3 Foundation - formerly known as BaliFokus Foundation founded in June 2000 - she works with local stakeholders to address environmental issues and then advocating the regulation and enforcement at the national level as well as at the global level through several conventions.
Yuyun is a Goldman Environmental Prize awardee 2009. She holds an Environmental Engineering bachelor degree from ITB, and MSc in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University. In 2016, Yuyun was selected as one of the finalists of the British Council UK Alumni Award for social impact category.
Following the huge success of BritCham's plastic waste and waste to energy initiatives, we are proud and delighted to launch this NEW BRITCHAM ENVIRONMENTAL SERIES.
In the last 10 years the plastic trade and pollution has become one of the major environmental issues globally. Indonesia is a big culprit when it comes to waste and the environment. Or is it?
In this session, we welcome Yuyun Ismawati Drwiega, co-founder of Nexus3 Foundation and 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize awardee (click here for the video). Yuyun's work has been the subject of a BBC investigative report on waste and the environment in Indonesia. Yuyun will share her take on the current status of the plastic trade, pollution in Indonesia and in the region, and comment on Indonesia's plans and commitments to tackle this scourge of waste. Who are the organisations and companies driving behavioral change?