About Us

Who We Are

Divers Clean Action

Divers Clean Action (DCA) is a youth NGO and community focusing on marine debris issues. DCA has been partnering in doing research with some universities. On the other hand, DCA also implements environmental collaborating program with diving institutions, takes role as facilitator for coastal community development, and does various campaigns and trainings. All the activities were done in the last 3 years with more than 1000 volunteers across Indonesia. DCA was established in 2015 by Swietenia Puspa Lestari, Nesha Ichida, and M. Adi Septiono. Now, DCA has 12 team members. Mutual goal of the team is to develop the youth role in combatting marine debris issues especially on Indonesian small islands.


Vision

To create modern and real-time maps of marine debris in Indonesia as data to take action against marine pollution.

Mission

  1. Preventive action: supporting ocean environment conservation efforts in Indonesia.

  2. Curative action: being one of the accelerator stakeholder in solving environmental problems in Indonesian ocean.

  3. Sustainable tourism: promoting and implementing sustainable marine tourism.

  4. Data platform: functioning as an accessible data center regarding ocean environment problems in Indonesia.

Meet Our Team

What we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for others and the world remains and is immortal” – Albert Pike


Founders

Swietenia Puspa Lestari
Founder and Executive Director

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Nesha Ichida
Founder and Executive Director

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M. Adi Septiono
Founder and Executive Director

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Team

Nadhira Afina Wardhani
Sustainability Manager

Starting from college life, Nadhira plunges herself into community engagement and travels to deep rural areas to see the real world with its complex problems. Upon her achievement of bachelor's degree in environmental engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), she is eager to expand her contribution. To enrich her knowledge about living in society, she enlisted as a researcher of Empowerment Lab, Tsukuba University in 2016. Along the way, she stumbled into a group of determined youngsters built on the spirit to tackle marine debris issues. Nadhira, with enthusiasm, serves coastal communities with applicable solutions as Sustainability Manager in Divers Clean Action.

Gene Adhiyasa
Communications Creative Manager

Gene graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung in 2015 with a bachelor of science degree in ocean engineering. His interest to solve marine debris issue start after involves in YSEALI Generation Oceans workshop in Jakarta and Our Ocean Conference 2016 in Washington, D.C. He was active in ITB Diving Club, Nautika as a president. Gene started joining DCA after brainstorming with Tenia in Our Ocean Conference 2016 to be a project officer of Indonesian Youth Marine Debris Summit. He believes DCA can harness his passion and make waves through this youth movement.

Agung Ramos Febriano
Research Specialist

Agung completed his Bachelor of Marine Science from Universitas Padjajaran (UNPAD). He joined DCA from 2015, since the first ever clean up initiated by Divers Clean Action's founders. He always admires the sea through books and studying, but after obtaining his diving license and becoming an active member of OSEANIK UNPAD diving club, he witnessed that the ocean doesn't look that beautiful anymore and is in a state of emergency. So, by joining DCA he hopes to do good things for the ocean. His main task is obtaining marine debris data in Indonesia, collaborating with research institutions and individuals that want to contribute for the environment.

Amrullah Rosadi
Outreach Specialist

Amrul joined Divers Clean Action in 2017 and began his work as Program Manager of Indonesian Youth Marine Debris Expedition (IYMDS) 2017. Currently, Amrul works as Outreach Specialist of DCA and is responsible for creating and designing a training or workshop about action to combat marine debris for youth and coastal and/or small islands communities and eventually create a learning network. His love for the ocean started in 2011 when he became a bachelor student of Marine Science Diponegoro University, Semarang. He was a President of KeSEMaT (Kelompok Studi Eksosistem Mangrove Teluk Awur) that actively preserves the coastal area of Northern Java with mangrove research and conservation, along with coastal communities development, and brought the name of the organization as the one of Ten Accomplished Youth Organization (TAYO) ASEAN Awards in Cambodia. He is a YSEALI (Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative) Academic Fellows alumni and learned about U.S.A. development on environmental issues in Hawai'i, Colorado, and Washington DC in 2015, and met President Obama when he was there.

Ayu Primastuti
Outreach Specialist

Ayu graduated from Universitas Padjadjaran in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Previously, she successfully completed the U.S. Dept. of State’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program and studied in Arizona for a year. Being a dedicated alumna, she served as a vice president of the national alumni association for two years and was honored to be chosen for attending a fully-funded global alumni leader training in North Africa. She joined Divers Clean Action in the beginning of 2018 after her contribution as Communications Manager during Indonesian Youth Marine Debris Summit. Ever since, she has been working as Outreach Specialist and recently was the Delegates Manager for YSEALI Marine Debris Expedition.

Siti Kirma Nurhabibah
Administration Specialist

Irma graduated from Universitas MH Thamrin, majoring in accounting. Irma joined Divers Clean Action in December 2017 through Tenia’s recruitment process. Until now, she is working for DCA as an administration specialist.

Fahrurozi
Research Specialist

Fahrul is a final year student majoring geodesy and geomatics engineering at Institut Teknologi Bandung. His care for marine debris issues starts after he found so many trash embedded in coral, which had then grown over it and cemented it into place. He has been handling several projects related to marine protection such as Diveronment 2016 as a project manager, Indonesian Youth Marine Debris Summit (IYMDS) 2017 as a delegates service, and also community empowerment in isolated region in Mentawai Islands called Ekspedisi Pelita Muda. He is a former president of Nautika ITB diving club. Fahrul has joined DCA since 2015 and now currently work as logistic specialist. With this amazing team he hopes he can do something in order to tackle marine debris issues.

Mikhael Tefa
Creative Specialist

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Kristi Helena R. Tanjung
Communication Specialist

Kristi graduated from the Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia back in 2017, majoring in nutrition. Throughout her college years she was active in the communication and information division of her faculty’s student body, mainly handling social media and public relation. Loves to volunteer, she participated in Indonesian Youth Marine Debris Summit (IYMDS) responsible in catering and first-aid, and eventually joined DCA in 2018 as a communications specialist.