Myrna Asnawati Safitri, or better known by the name of Myrna Safitri is assigned to be in charge of Deputy III which performs the functions of education, dissemination, participation and partnership. She has been engaging in forestry policy in Indonesia for a long time, as an academician and a civil society actor. Prior to joining BRGM, Myrna was a lecturer of Environment and Spatial Planning Law of the Faculty of Law of Pancasila University. In addition, she is also the Director of Epistema Institute – an institution that conducts studies and provides advices on legal issues, society and the environment by upholding eco-social justice perspectives.
Because of her abundant experiences, in addition to being one of the Deputy of BRGM, Myrna is also assigned by the government to strengthen some teams namely (1) the team of speaker of the Corruption Eradication Commission for the National Movement for the Rescue of Natural Resources / formerly the Memorandum of Understanding for the Acceleration for Forest Area Assignment, (2) Team for the Handling of Cases of Environment and Forests, and (3) the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and (4) the Study Team for the Harmonization of Environmental Policy and Natural Resources of the Corruption Eradication Commission. She earned her doctoral degree from Leiden University, the Netherlands, with the dissertation titled “Forest Tenure in Indonesia”. Previously, she earned a Master of Anthropology degree at Indonesia University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Brawijaya University, Malang.