About Us

Nature | Culture | Conservation

Yayasan Ekosistim Nusantara Berkelanjutan (EcoNusa Foundation) was founded as a nonprofit organization on July 21, 2017 and is based in Jakarta. Our ultimate goal is to promote sustainable and equitable management of the natural resource-rich regions in eastern Indonesia. Each of our endeavor is designed to achieve this goal, while strengthening local and international initiatives despite the looming threats in those regions.

Connecting stakeholders
EcoNusa encourages the development and capacity building of civil society groups, while developing relevant strategies and facilitating advocacy, campaigns, communication, and stakeholder engagement efforts. With this collaborative effort, we also introduce the sovereignty values of natural resource management and conservation to all stakeholders including policymakers at the regional and national levels.

Upholding the values of sovereignty and sustainability
To uphold sovereignty and sustainability values, we promote best practices of environmental protection and sustainable natural resource management based on equitable principles through concrete actions along with local communities. We also ensure that the local development and community empowerment could provide valuable benefit the indigenous communities and their livelihood resources.


Championing community’s independence in sustainable and impartial natural resources management.


Expanding networks and improve the capacity of local NGO partners on equitable and sustainable natural resources management.
Promoting learning and best practices on equitable and sustainable natural resources management conducted by local NGOs and communities at national and international levels.
Organizing young people, especially in urban areas, to support the sovereignty movement on equitable and sustainable natural resources management.
Facilitating stakeholders on managing equitable and sustainable natural resources in Eastern Indonesia.
Strengthening EcoNusa capacity as an effective and accountable organization of change in pursuit of the implementation of the vision and mission or mandates.

Organization Values

EcoNusa Team


We will work to promote equality, dignity and more just society, especially with regard to the poor and marginalised as well as the enviromental justice.


We believe in the equal value of every human being and the importance of respecting and honoring each individual; we know that change happens through people. We recognise the need for our work to reflect and promote respect for gender and diversity issues.


We believe in urgent action, innovation, and the necessity of transformation within the world and our own organization.


We hold ourselves accountable to the highest level of ethical behaviour and responsibility for our actions, while maintaining integrity in our performance and advocating for same in public institutions. Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.


We are accountable to the people and partners we humbly serve, transparently sharing our results, stories and lessons.


We challenge ourselves to the highest level of learning and performance, tapping the best of the human spirit to create impact.


We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences. We know that by embracing differences, actively including a variety of voices, and joining together we can solve the world’s most complex problems.

Utreks Hembring

Program Officer – PSDA
Nama panggilannya Utreks. Pria kelahiran Limalas ini menghabiskan sebagian besar waktunya di Kota sorong sejak duduk di bangku Sekolah Dasar. Pinang merupakan makanan khas yang sangat digemari, bahkan kerap tak bisa jauh darinya. Memiliki pengalaman di bidang pertanian membuatnya bergabung di Yayasan EcoNusa dan bertugas sebagai staf lapangan. Berjalan dari satu kampung ke kampung lainnya untuk membagikan ilmu kepada masyarakat merupakan panggilan pria lulusan Fakultas Pertanian Universitas Papua ini. Di Yayasan EcoNusa, Utreks bertugas untuk memastikan dukungan pertanian, ketahanan Pangan dan penghidupan masyarakat dapat terwujud dan berkelanjutan.

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