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Hanns Seidel Foundation cooperation with The Habibie Centre
HSF and the Habibie Center held a National Seminar regarding the Democratization of Natural Resource Management

A national seminar regarding the proper management of natural resources was held in Jakarta on 28 March 2019. The topic is important for Indonesia, because it is in the ring of fire and ring of energy area and its natural wealth is abundant. But this wealth must be managed and utilized wisely to the benefit of society.

Dr. Daniel Heilmann, Resident Representative of HSF Indonesia, delivers the opening remark.

Dr. Daniel Heilmann, Resident Representative of HSF Indonesia, delivers the opening remark.

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Background

The proper management of natural resources is very important, because based on Article 33, paragraph 3 of the Indonesian Constitution "the earth, water and natural resources contained therein are controlled by the state and as much as possible for the people's welfare ". Therefore, the wealth of natural resources and their exploitation must be for the benefit of the people. The system must be governed in a democratic way, and not only support the interests of the authorities or big firms.

 

National Seminar

Deputy chairman of KPK, Mr. Laode M Syarif, presents his findings in a panel session.

Deputy chairman of KPK, Mr. Laode M Syarif, presents his findings in a panel session.

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The national seminar aimed at fostering public awareness. It touched important topics such as corruption and politics (with a view to local elections). The panel included experts with various backgrounds such as the national anti-corruption commission (KPK), academics from universities and the executive director of the research institute for mining and energy (ReforMiner). More than 100 participants from the government, civil society, media and the public attended the event.

Group Photo of the expert speakers

Group Photo of the expert speakers

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