SIIA Seminar – Fighting the Haze: Insights from Indonesia’s worst-hit provinces

Fighting the Haze: Insights from Indonesia’s worst-hit provinces

The 2015 haze crisis has affected countries across the region. But the ones who have suffered the most are Indonesians closest to the fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan – where the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) has climbed to a high of 2,300 in some areas, with hundreds of thousands of people suffering from respiratory illnesses. In this seminar organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Indonesian representatives from the worst-hit provinces will share how they have been coping on ground zero, who they think are responsible for the fires, whether they think the central and provincial authorities have done their best efforts to address the root cause of the haze, and what they hope the international community could do for them.

DATE: Monday, 23 November 2015
TIME: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
VENUE: Training Rooms, International Involvement Hub
60A Orchard Road, Level 4M, Tower 1
The Atrium@Orchard, Singapore 238890

SPEAKERS:
Mr Prayoto Sikumbang – Former Section Head of Rehabilitation and Protection of Forests, Forest Management Unit (FMU) Model Tasik Besar Serkap, Provincial Forestry Service (Riau)
Mr Maturidi – Journalist, Kalteng Pos (Central Kalimantan)
Mr Feri Irawan – Activist, Sawit Watch (Jambi)

MODERATOR: Associate Professor Simon Tay – Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs

To register, kindly send your details to michelle.moakes@siiaonline.org by 20th November 2015.

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