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.
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.