Mida Saragih is a policy analyst, knowledge management and communications specialist, building on her career with the People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice (KIARA) and the USAID BIJAK Program. Mida has a professional background in the environmental field with various specifications, ranging from advocacy, public campaigns, program planning, media relations to policy research focused on marine and fisheries, climate and CSOs movement, as well as regional political economy. She joined KIARA in 2007 and was later appointed as the Coordinator of Policy Research and Knowledge Management which enabled her to produce various publications and facilitated the formation of community organizations together with various groups of fisher groups, namely KNTI (Indonesian Traditional Fishermen Association) and PPNI (Indonesian Fishermen Women’s Brotherhood). While working at KIARA, she also maintained a civil society network focusing on the ASEAN Community and its advocacy. To date, the Forum has one main activity which is to build a forum where civil society can bring recommendations from the grassroots and discuss them with the 10 ASEAN Member States.
In 2016, she joined USAID BIJAK which had a vision to save Indonesia’s nature, flora and fauna. She has a role in overseeing the revision of the Conservation Law to developing and executing integrated campaigns in collaboration with stakeholders, namely CSO’s, the government, MUI and the private sector to ensure the achievement of milestones of the USAID BIJAK Work Plan. The Nature Conservation Communication Strategy Module and Training for the Directorate General of KSDAE-KLHK is one of the achievements of her work, to ensure the presence of collaboration between 74 Conservation Technical Implementation Units with communities, youth groups and local organizations, without abandoning the identity of existing local wisdom.
Mida studied political economy, development economics and international policy at the International Relations Study Program, FISIP, Padjadjaran University and gained her master’s degree from the Faculty of Law, Gadjah Mada University.