Who We Are

Vision and Mission

Sustainable livelihoods in coastal communities and effective fisheries management in Indonesia.

To empower coastal communities in Indonesia to actively participate in fisheries management, harness market opportunities and improve the sustainability of their fishing livelihoods.

Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI) was founded in 2013 with the aim of driving responsible and sustainable fisheries activities for the well-being of fishing communities and fishery resources across Indonesia.

Our motto is “happy people, many fish.” Our organization started with a simple belief that empowered, financially secure fisher communities are key in achieving fishery sustainability. We work with small-scale artisanal fisheries to foster sustainable, equitable, and traceable seafood supply chains. MDPI aims for real and robust long-term results in the communities we engage in.

Our core competencies are:

Fisheries data and governance We create the mechanisms and data inputs needed for adaptive fisheries management. This includes data creation, stakeholder engagement, and capacity building on EAFM principles.

Community organization MDPI works to empower, embolden, and strengthen coastal communities’ capacities to actively participate in fisheries management and advocate for community well-being.

Creating enabling conditions that are key to long-term fisheries sustainability, but are often seen as secondary objectives, such as, technology, traceability, financial literacy, women’s empowerment, and quality and handling practices.

Our Team

Dr.Ir. Budy Wiryawan, MSc

Member of the Board

Ir. Purwanto, MS, Ph.D

Member of the Board

Yasmine Simbolon


Kai Garcia Neefjes

Program Associate Specialist

Juliette Ezdra

Development Lead

Yunita Mardiani

Operations Lead

Agustina Nilam Ratnawati

Fisheries Community Organization Lead

Putra Satria Timur

Fisheries Lead


Fisheries Specialist

Eko Octavianus Chalim

Internal Auditor

Adjie Dharmasatya

Fair Trade Officer

Alief Dharmawan

Cooperative Officer

Arroyan Suwarno

Community Organization Coordinator

Bachori Dhian Pratama

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Ida Ayu Adnyani

HR and GA Officer

I Wayan Widiantara

GA Officer

Ni Made Artini

Accounting Officer

Dimas Erlangga

Senior Finance Officer

Prisillia Morley Loijens

Communication Officer

Anisa Indira Prameswari

Communication Officer

Ako Prasetiyo

IT Assistant

Sri Sumiyati Jalil

Fair Trade Coordinator

Novita Ayu Wulandari

Fisheries Data Officer

Santri Dinalhusna

Fisheries Officer

I Putu Agus Widi Pranata

Field Implementer Bali

Muhammad Novriansyah Kusumapratama

Field Implementer Bali

Muh Alwi

Field Staff

Muhammad Subhan Murid

Field Staff


Field Staff


Site Leader Bali, NTT, NTB

A. Riza Baroqi

Governance Officer

Muhammad Taeran

Field Staff

Hairul Hadi

Field Staff

Rahman Pelu

Site Leader Maluku

Hizran Sampalu

Assistant Site Lead

Asis Buton

Assistant Site Leader Buru

Ardan Firmansyah

Field Staff

Awaludin Hatapayo

Field Staff

Muhamad Arman Ahmad

Site Leader Maluku Utara

Hasbullah Umaternate

Assistant Site Lead Maluku Utara

Karel Yerusa

Governance Officer

Marwan Adam

Governance Officer

La Djamali

Fair Trade Officer

Siti Zulaeha

Livelihood Officer

Identity Guidelines

MDPI’s primary logo is a combination of our unique logomark and MDPI’s wordmark, which is the abbreviation of our organization’s name.