Johan Kieft

Johan Kieft has been in charge of managing TLFF Secretariat since 1 January 2020, while still holding his position as UNEP Senior Technical Specialist and UNREDD team leader for Indonesia. He focuses on land-use and green economy mainstreaming in development planning to address the drivers of deforestation as well as work on improving the ability to address peatland fires and peatland management both through facilitating stakeholder engagement as well as providing high-level policy advisory services. He successfully developed a concept to mainstream REDD+ in a green economy platform in Indonesia during his service as the Green Economy Unit Head of the UN Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia. He held strategic positions in Indonesia as CARE Deputy Country Director and an adviser to the AusAID funded Kalimantan Forest and Carbon Project before appointed as UNDP specialist on sustainable development and climate change in Vietnam where he successfully supported the Government of Vietnam in developing the Vietnam Green Growth Strategy.