Dian Ekowati


Host Institute


University of Brighton

Dian Ekowati photo Topic Community, commoning and care in the ruins of post-oil palm landscapes in Indonesia.



Rebecca Elmhirst, Mary Gearey

Secondment 1 University of Passau



Martina Padmanbhan

Secondment 2 Centre for International Forestry Rsearch



Iliana Monterroso




Dian Ekowati worked to support research and community development programs with CIFOR, the Sajogyo Institute, and the Samdhana Institute. She contributed to CIFOR’s research team on governing oil palm for sustainable and gender inclusive landscapes and on participatory MRV in Indonesia; was previously a Program Assistant for the Samdhana Institute on local and adat community development projects; and a junior social researcher at Sajogyo Institute, supported research on a wide range of issues on land rights, rural development and gender equality. Dian has an MA in Rural Sociology and BA in Communication and Community Development from the Bogor Agricultural University.