The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020), the global platform for public private collaboration to reduce commodity-driven deforestation, welcomes 4 new members to its Steering Committee.  TFA 2020 Steering Committee guides the activities of the alliance, and is composed by representatives from the public sector, business, civil society, and indigenous people.


The new members are

Abdon Nababan @abdonnababan

Secretary General of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of Indonesian Archipelago (AMAN). AMAN is a national alliance of indigenous peoples that aims to promote the rights and sovereignty of indigenous peoples across Indonesia. Abdon participates in the Steering Committee on an individual capacity.

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim @hindououmar

Coordinator of Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad and current co-chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, the indigenous peoples’ caucus to the UNFCCC.

Read about the role of indigenous people in protecting forests in Hindou’s recent blog piece

Why indigenous people are key to protecting our forests


Mansuetus Darto @dartowojtyla

National Coordinator of Indonesia’s Palm Oil Smallholder Union (SPKS). SPKS represents some 20,000 smallholders in Sumatra and Kalimantan, key palm oil-producing areas. It focuses its activities on encouraging oil palm smallholders’ empowerment,


Mathias Almeida @natcapbrazil

Sustainability Manager for the Beef Division of Marfrig Global Foods. Marfrig Beef is the world’s third largest beef producer and Brazil’s first meatpacker to have achieved Rainforest Alliance certification for Chain of Custody.



Find out whom else is part of the TFA 2020 – TFA 2020 partners and TFA 2020 Steering Committee

To engage with the TFA2020, contact the TFA 2020 secretariat at

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