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Ir. Stretcher Ramba

Jl. Pongtiku 12 Rantepao, North Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Phone: +62 81343604500,

Brief Introduction

I was born in a village of Bonga, a remote village, Tampan Bonga, North Toraja, South Sulawesi on March 5, 1966. I grew up in that village until I graduated from junior high school. To continue my high school education I had to move to the nearest city, namely Rantepao, North Toraja.

After graduating from high school, I continued my education at the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar in 1992

Setammat from the University, I worked for several agricultural companies in Kalimantan and returned to Toraja in 1999 until now.

I am interested in the field of Sustainable Community development. Besides that, I am also interested in environmental preservation, cultural preservation and local wisdom.

During my return to Toraja I worked a lot with small farmers to increase their capacity in agricultural cultivation and together with them did a lot of advocacy on climate change issues to the international level.


Head of Information Communication Department [2000 - Now]

Since 2000, I joined Pusbinlat Motivator-GT as Information and Communication Manager. Beside of that, in the organization also become Manager a Project called Lighthouse Project which run various activities on Adaptation, Mitigation, and Disaster Risk Redaction caused by Climate Change.

2013: Advisor for Toraja District Government on Organic Farming

[2014 - 2015]

After run some joint activities with Toraja District Government, they call me to be an advisor especially in Organic Farming and envir

Project Manager

Climate Adaptation Leaning Process (CLAP), in partnership with Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, Germany, 2009 - 2012

Project Manager

Lighthouse project in Indonesia - Adaptation activities in relation to Climate Change, in partnership with Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, Germany, 20013 - 2014

Project Manager

Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction, in partnership with Bread For the World, 2015 - 2018

Project Manager

Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction, in partnership with Bread For the World, 2015 - 2018

Project Manager

Climate Resilient Agriculture Innovative Investigation Project (CRAIIP) in partnership with Bread For The World (BftW) and Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH), Germany, 1 July 2017 - 31 December 2018

Project Manager

Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction, in partnership with Bread For the World, 2019 - 2022


Graduate From Animal Husbandry[4 February 1992]

I am a graduate from Animal Husbandry in Hasanuddin University, Ujung Pandang. During my education at the university, I took a specialist on Animal Social Economy that is means more focusing in business.


  • Peace building training at the Mindanao Peach building Institute (MPI) (2009)

  • ToT on Project Management with an Impact Orientation (2012)

  • Various short trainings such as ToT on the Environment by PGI, HIV Training, Disaster Risk Reduction Training, First Aid Training, etc.

  • Participatory Assessment of Climate and Disaster Risks (PACDR) training held by Bread for Alle (BFA) from 30 January to 4 February in Malinau - Tarakan, East Kalimantan

  • Household survey-based climate risk assessment training conducted by Deakonie Katastophenhilfe (DKH) in Pangandaran, West Java in 2018

International Seminars/ Conferences

  • Participants at the Conference of "Climate Change in Asia & the Pacific Region - A Challenge for Disaster Risk Reduction, Adaptation and Mitigation Policies", February 17th - 20th, 2009, Khulna, Bangladesh

  • Study Visit to Freda, Myanmar, regarding reforestation strategies, from 1 - 13 September 2013

  • Participant at COP19 in Warsaw, Poland, 2013

  • Presenter on the 5th Global Platform on DRR, Cancun Mexico 2017

  • Presenter on the Impacts of Climate Change on women and men in the Climate Change Fleaqa organized by BfdW in Kathmandu, Nepal on 17th -21st April 2017

  • Presenter in COP 23 in Bonn, Germany 2017

  • Seminar on Lighthouse Project Implementation in Dhaka, Bangladesh 24 - 27 February 2018

  • Tropentag conference, at the University of Gent, Belgium on 17-19 September 2018

  • Climate Change Adaptation for Brot-für-die-Welt Southeast Asia & Pacific Partners' Workshop, held in Coron, Philippines, 19th - 23rd April 2018


  • Areas that become Some of the fields that I am a trainer for some topic such as:

  • Since 2000: Trainers for Organic Farming

  • Since 2009: Facilitator of Climate Lapng School

  • Since 2013: Trainer for Organic Coffee

  • 2012: Trainer for Risk Assessment and Mapping with QGis


  • Some of the books and journals that are published are:

  • Delicious Million Toraja Coffee, 2018

  • Growth and production of indigenous Katokkon chilies of Toraja (Capsicum chinense jacq) in various organic Tithonia compost compositions, 2019

  • The Impact of COVID-19 Measures on Local Food Systems in Indonesia, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbawe - a Participatory Digital Co-Research Study, 2019

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