Democracy Classroom: The Human Story and Kalimantan’s Environmental Migration Event Recap

In this session of Democracy Classroom, we explored environmental migration in Kalimantan with New Naratif’s very own researcher, Lengga Pradipta.

After experiencing 150 years of environmental degradation caused by migration, the indigenous people of Kalimantan are now the ones being forced to migrate. Using Lengga’s research article, Kalimantan’s Warning: The Intertwined Dynamics of Environmental Degradation and Internal Migration, we discussed how this phenomenon is linked to historical factors stretching back to colonial extractive practices and how it is echoed as the new capital of Indonesia takes shape in the province of Kalimantan. Finally, we discussed this among 18 participants to hear everyone’s thoughts.

The human story and Kalimantan’s environmental migration

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