Akrab disapa Ola, Iola Abas adalah Koordinator Nasional Pantau Gambut yang berperan mengorkestrasi keseluruhan aktivitas yang dilakukan oleh Sekretariat Nasional Pantau Gambut, baik strategi, program, kegiatan, serta operasional.
Dirinya memimpin upaya Pantau Gambut untuk menjadi organisasi kampanye dan advokasi berbasis riset yang fokus pada perlindungan dan keberlanjutan lahan gambut di Indonesia.
Sebelum menempati jabatan ini, Iola memiliki pengalaman selama 15 tahun baik di NGO nasional maupun multinasional, seperti WRI Indonesia, Action Aid Indonesia, Save the Children, dan Greenpeace Southeast Asia.
Oleh: Almi Ramadhi, Agiel Prakoso, Wahyu A Perdana, Ricky Amukti, Juma Maulana, Yoga Aprillianno, Iola Abas - Wednesday, 16 August 2023
Pantau Gambut published a vulnerability of forest and land fires to the Peat Hydrological Unit (PHU) in 2023 study.
Oleh: Oriz Anugerah Putra, Agiel Prakoso dan Iola Abas - Tuesday, 07 March 2023
The occurrence of peat forest and land fires in 2022 has been widely covered by the national media. Provinces prone to haze such as: Riau, Central Kalimantan, Aceh and West Kalimantan have been burning even since the first quarter of 2022. In fact, the Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) stated that the start of the dry season in 2022 in Indonesia will only occur in April - June and enters the peak of the dry season from June to September.
Oleh: Oriz Anugerah Putra, Desti Ayunda (WRI Indonesia), Agiel Prakoso, Iola Abas - Thursday, 23 February 2023
The Food Estate Project has officially entered its third year since its establishment in 2020. Back in 2020, The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) also issued a warning on the food crisis potential impact of quarantine policies and areal lockdowns to food supply chain disruptions on a global scale. Under the intention to maintain national food stocks demand, notably rice, Republic of Indonesia government put out discourse on paddy fields intensification and extensification through the Food Estate program. Shortly after the discourse was declared, this project was listed in Presidential Regulation Number 109/2020 concerning the National Strategic Project (PSN), validating the government's priority to actionize it.
Oleh: Oriz Anugerah Putra, Agiel Prakoso dan Iola Abas - Friday, 14 October 2022
The proposed site of the paddy field extension in Central Kalimantan overlaps with an existing government policy.
Oleh: Oriz Anugerah Putra, Iola Abas, Clorinda Wibowo (WRI) - Friday, 14 October 2022
The government has yet to address the flood of criticism and recommendations following a warning from the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) on the national food estate program, which is purportedly aimed at strengthening Indonesia’s food security and anticipating food crisis in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, the megaproject continues to be expedited, as it has now been expanded in four regions, including Central Kalimantan, Papua, South Sumatra and North Sumatra.