Joining Tropenbos Indonesia since the beginning of 2018 as a village governance facilitator, Gusti Suganda acts as a representative of Tropenbos Indonesia in coordinating and negotiating with the government sector, private sector and with other related institutions in Ketapang, West Kalimantan.
Gusti has experience in assisting village institutions, encourage the formation of village regulations, facilitating the establishment and/or development of BUMDES and facilitates marketing strategy. Gusti started his involvement in community empowerment activities through a national program “Sub-District Development Program/PPK in 2002-2005, Community Empowerment National Program (PNPM Mandiri) 2005-2010 and Community Empowerment National Program in Natural Resources Management (PNPM-Green, 2010-2012) in Southeast Sulawesi. Since 2012 up to 2017 he was Field Coordinator of Yayasan Operasi Wallacea Terpadu (OWT) for TFCA Kalimantan project and MCA Indonesia.
Gusti is currently in charge of facilitating the preparation and review of village development planning documents (Green-RPJM Desa) in a participatory manner, establishing Perdes and Inter-Village Rules in the protection of the forested landscape, and synchronizing inter-village natural resources management plans (Rural Area Development/PKP). He also facilitates participatory mapping, facilitates the establishment and/or development of BUMDES, and facilitates marketing strategy.