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, who campaigns for the interests and demands of the people who are severely affected by PT Freeport Indonesia's tailings. Several accidents and victims of Viber/Loangboath Boat have occurred at the mouth of Sungai Sampan, Puriri Island, and Kampung Pasir Hitam, while community members were heading to the sea. These accidents resulted from the silting of river channels and sea transportation routes due to tailings, which is a residual material produced in the separation of concentrate from ore at mine processing plants. As chairman of Lepemawi (Mimika Far East Environmental Care Community Care Institute), Adolfina has been an advocate and voiced the needs and aspirations of the affected community. Since 2013, Adolfina has communicated the demands of the community to the company and the government to immediately open a new port, rehabilitate environmental damage, provide community compensation, and provide a ferry to pass through the sea.

In addition to community advocacy and mediation, Adolfina has also carried out many organizational activities, such as publicizing the hazards of Freeport waste, assisting accident victims in sea and river transportation, and conducting research and documentation. Going forward, Adolfina intends to involve the public with these problems through documentaries and national seminars, as well as build shelters for the affected communities. She works to spread awareness of extractive industries at the regional and national levels and build capacity for her initiative through support and 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 Perahu Viber / Loangboath telah terjadi di muara Sungai Sampan, Pulau Puriri dan Kampung Pasir Hitam menuju laut akibat 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 Peduli Lingkungan Mimika Timur Jauh), Adolfina telah menjadi advokat dan menyuarakan tuntutan dan aspirasi  masyarakat yang terkena dampak. Sejak 2013, Adolfina telah memperjuangkan dengan cara mediasi aspirasi atau tuntutan masyarakat  ke perusahaan dan pemerintah untuk segera membuka pelabuhan baru, merehabilitasi kerusakan lingkungan, dan memberi kompensasi kepada masyarakat, serta menyediakan kapal layar besar (ferry) untuk melewati jalur laut.

Di samping advokasi masyarakat dan mediasi aspirasi masyarakat korban adolfina juga melakukan beberapa kegiatan organisasi, seperti sosialisasi bahaya dampak limbah Freeport, pendampingan korban kecelakaan di jalur transportasi laut dan sungai, serta melakukan riset dan pendokumentasian. Selain itu kedepannya, Adolfina bermaksud melibatkan publik dengan masalah-masalah ini melalui film dokumenter dan seminar nasional, serta membangun rumah singgah sebagai solusi bagi masyarakat korban. 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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