Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Liza Apriani is the Co-founder and Chief of Community and Stakeholders Engagement Officer at Handep, a social enterprise based in Central Kalimantan where she is directly involved in the production of ethical and sustainable rattan weavings and leads the community engagement process. Each product is designed with connection and story to the artisan who created it. Handep is currently in partnership with 88 Dayak women weavers. Through community meetings, value mapping, resource and problem identification, and stakeholders’ involvement Liza ensures that the products are fair trade.
Liza has actively participated in green youth movements across Central Kalimantan since her university days. In one of her prominent roles, she serves as a movement initiator for the Earth Hour Central Kalimantan chapter. During her exchange year at Hokkaido University, Liza explored a vast range of sustainability issues globally. Aside from this, she also works as a freelance research assistant for international researchers on sustainability topics which include forest conservation, mining, and peatland.
As a Dayak woman, Liza cares passionately about community empowerment and environmental issues and enjoys spending time with the people in the villages while helping them grow. She is committed to creating a sustainable economic development that draws on local wisdom and values as she is concerned about the condition of her homeland and forests.