Challenges to Build Community Participation in Mining Governance

Author: Agus Irwanto Wibowo & Isnanto Solihin Yugo PratomoThere are three fundamental objectives of developing community participation; first, participation will enable the people to organize…

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Energy Justice, Has It Been Achieved?

Energy, especially electricity and gas, is vital in economic activity as well as in domestic affairs. Departing from this, the government launched a program to disseminate access to energy known as…

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Understanding the Onshore and Offshore Schemes in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry

Lately, there has been much discussion regarding the Masela Oil and Gas Working Area Block (WK) development scheme, located in the sea off Maluku. There is debate over which scheme is better between…

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Where are the Women in Indonesian Extractive Sector?

The journey of turning the Indonesian extractive sector into an accountable and transparent one carries along an agenda to restore the spaces taken from women through an inclusive and gender-fair…

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Natural Gas Optimization and Energy Security

Indonesia has been a net oil importer since 2004. To fulfill national energy needs, the government imports crude oil and subsidizes the fuel to make it affordable. However, over the years the subsidy…

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How KPK Conserves Natural Resources

For over two decades, most of Indonesia’s natural resources such as forests, plantations, minerals and fisheries have been over exploited; however the exploitation has not provided any great added…

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Open Mining: From Extractive Data Disclosure to Citizen Empowerment

“I lived next to a mining operation for years. But I don’t know exactly the (authorized) location of that mining concession. Mining revenue? The local government never informed us about that. They…

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Revealing Beneficial Ownership, Dismantling Economic Camouflage

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia - State authorities, government administration, economic actors, and social-political relations increasingly encourage openness. One of the waves of openness that rocked the…

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