Climate Change Unit, UK Department for International Development
Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia
Maria Latumahina is an adult educator focusing on strengthening community based organizations among the indigenous Papuans. She is currently based in Glasgow (UK) but she remains working on Papua sustainable development issues. Her experience in nurturing multi stakeholder dialogue on Papua sustainable resource management led to her to learn that as one of the main stakeholders, indigenous Papuans have been silenced by oppressive vis a vis dehumanizing power structures.
She is a founder of Papua Training for Transformation (YP3SP) dedicating towards leadership development for social change in Papua particularly in tackling internalized oppressions among the oppressed indigenous communities. Since 2012 she has been facilitating the emergence of community homestay association of Raja Ampat, one of the biggest community business groups of West Papua and is now sitting in the advisory committee.
She has a diploma in development education from Training for Transformation in South Africa and an MA in International Development from Maynooth University in Ireland.
Updated March 2020.