2014 Annual report
Greenpeace comprises of 26 independent national and regional offices
across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific

covering operations in more than 55 countries. Greenpeace has 3
offices in Southeast Asia - in Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia.
MESSAGE FROM Markus Allemann
Executive Director

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Message from the Board
As a Greenpeace regional office consisting of Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and with a growing regional presence in Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, and in the Lower Mekong region, Greenpeace Southeast Asia is at the frontlines of some of the world’s most serious environmental battles.

In 2014, through the vision, creativity and tireless work of our Executive Director and team across the region, we continued to make strides in confronting the critical environmental issues facing Southeast Asia and the globe - we are seeing promising changes in policy and practice at a local and regional level and in commercial and government sectors. This report will highlight our many successes across the region and give you a brief overview of our work.

Our successes are also due to our many supporters – who are actively engaged, in communities or online – and who continue to get involved, adding their voices to further amplify our campaigns. We know that there is great power in numbers: such a groundswell of support cannot be ignored by businesses and politicians, compelling them to change harmful practices and put healthier, greener plans and policies in place.

Despite our successes there is no room for complacency. With over 620 million people in our region we are one of the most populous regions of the world. The rapid demographic and economic growth of Southeast Asia, and the emergence of ASEAN integration, are increasing the demand for local resources. Our shifting global role is increasing the pressures on our environment. In short, we still have much to do and the road ahead requires even greater effort from us all. This changing external environment has made Greenpeace rethink how best to operate in order to be the most effective. We have developed a new way of working (the Operating Model) and we are confident that the three year strategy will enable us to focus on the priority environmental issues of the Southeast Asia region.

Due to the strategic importance of Southeast Asia globally, Greenpeace Southeast Asia has grown considerably in the last few years to campaign for our environment. To best harness the opportunities of the new Operating Model and our expanding team, we have hired three Country Directors to collaboratively lead our offices in the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. Ms. Hamoy-Obusan, Mr. Ginting and Mr. Buakamsri have all been leaders in different roles throughout the years at Greenpeace Southeast Asia. It is with great pleasure that we welcome these well-respected environmentalists as our Country Directors.
Country Directors

Longgena Ginting
Country Director
Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Indonesia

is father to a 13 year old girl and has been part of the environmental movement both in Indonesia and globally for more than 20 years. He worked for WALHI (the Indonesian Forum for Environment) in Jakarta, FoEI (Friends of the Earth International) in Amsterdam, and is now the Country Director of Greenpeace Indonesia since December 2012.

Tara Buakamsri
Country Director
Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Thailand

is one of founding members of Greenpeace Southeast Asia and has been actively work- ing for organization since December 1998. Since 1989 Tara worked for several civil societies, non-govern- mental sectors, advocacy groups and academic/research institutes in Thailand and Mekong region. Tara is now Country Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia in Thailand since August 2014.

Amalie Conchelle C. Hamoy-Obusan
Country Director
Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Philippines

Amalie’s (or Ali) most important work is being a mother to her children – Thaddy (10) and Mina (6) who drive her passion & commitment to work on environmental issues. She has more than 15 years of experience working in the environment & conservation movement. Most of her work focused on renewable energy policy having co-authored the ASEAN Energy [R]evolution Outlook (2013) and having contributed as the lead country and regional researcher for the Global Renewable Status Report from 2010-2013. She is now the Country Director of the Philippine office of GPSEA.


As we to work and promote greener solutions to solve many of the region’s environmental challenges and problems, Greenpeace Southeast Asia continues to grow and innovate.

Currently, strategic changes are happening within the organisation, around the world and in our region to enable us to soar to greater heights. At the heart of this change, is our ambitious new Operating Model that will streamline and improve our decision-making, organisational structures and processes, training and hiring of people, and help us use technology to better deliver fast paced campaigns. Through this model we have:

  • Adopted global initiatives into our Strategic Plan through prioritising our integrated and high impact campaigns and investing in financial sustainability, people, expertise, legitimacy and reach.
  • Enshrined our commitment to promote Engagement, Innovation and a focus on our People introducing the Projects model and promoting collaboration and integration across departments and disciplines.
  • Invested energy in strong change management, forming robust financial monitoring systems, revamping our internal reporting mechanisms and working alongside Greenpeace around the world in creating a new training suite for staff.

Change can be challenging, but the planned changes take us to greater heights: we strive to be an organisation that is lean, agile, integrated, innovative and one that is capable of delivering our goals while at the frontlines of the environmental movement.

The new model also allows for people from across Greenpeace to collaborate and share their expertise, strengthening our campaign work, as well as offer greater access to the vast and diverse skill-sets of our staff and community members.

The new model works in collaboration with the environment movement and offers our allies, volunteers, supporters and donors a greater voice in Greenpeace Southeast Asia, ensuring that leadership is nurtured and invested in.

Given that positive changes are already taking place in the organisation, 2015 will see Greenpeace Southeast Asia staff and supporters play an even greater role in leading activism on critical issues as we fight to save our planet.