Adolfina Kuum

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Adolfina is a member of the Indigenous Conservationist Track sponsored by our Program Partner, Conservation International.

Campaigning against the impact of extractive industries on Indonesian rivers

Mengadvokasi dampak industri ekstraktif pada sungai-sungai di Indonesia

Adolfina

Region

Papua, Indonesia

Affiliations & Roles

Environmental Activist

Chairwoman, Lepemawi (Mimika Far East Community Care Institute)

Adolfina Kuum is an environmental activist in Mimika, campaigning for the interests and demands of the community impacted by PT Freeport Indonesia tailings. A number of boat accidents and casualties have been caused by the silting of river channels and sea transportation routes due to tailings, which are the residual materials produced in the separation of concentrate from ore at mine processing plants. As the chairman of Lepemawi (Mimika Far East Community Care Institute), Adolfina has become the affected community’s advocate and voice. Since 2013, Adolfina has fought for the company and government to answer to open a new port, rehabilitate environmental damage, and compensate the community.

Looking forward, Adolfina intends to engage the public with these issues through documentary films and a national seminar. She is working to spread awareness of extractive industries at regional and national levels. She hopes to build capacity for her initiatives through donations.

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Adolfina Kuum adalah seorang aktivis lingkungan di Mimika, yang mengkampanyekan kepentingan dan tuntutan masyarakat yang terkena dampak buruk tailing PT Freeport Indonesia. Sejumlah kecelakaan dan korban kapal telah terjadi disebabkan oleh pendangkalan saluran sungai dan rute transportasi laut karena tailing, bahan residu yang dihasilkan dalam pemisahan konsentrat dari bijih di pabrik pengolahan tambang. Sebagai ketua Lepemawi (Institut Perawatan Komunitas Mimika Timur Jauh), Adolfina telah menjadi advokat dan suara masyarakat yang terkena dampak. Sejak 2013, Adolfina telah memperjuangkan perusahaan dan pemerintah untuk segera membuka pelabuhan baru, merehabilitasi kerusakan lingkungan, dan memberi kompensasi kepada masyarakat.

Ke depan, Adolfina bermaksud melibatkan publik dengan masalah-masalah ini melalui film dokumenter dan seminar nasional. Ia bekerja untuk menyebarkan kesadaran industri ekstraktif di tingkat regional dan nasional. Ia berharap untuk membangun kapasitas untuk inisiatifnya melalui dukungan dan donasi.

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