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An unlikely source of peace from the deep waters of Indonesia

Against an idyllic backdrop of crystal clear waters, a group of fishermen gather on a recent morning to collect seaweed in Halmahera Island, once the scene of severe  sectarian violence. To an outsider, seaweed may seem to be only a likely source of income for fishermen but within this rem more


The Search for Clean Alternative Energy in Indonesia

Sitting outside his barn in the East Java town of Lumajang, a farmer proudly tells a story of how manure changed his life for the better. With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 45-year old Sukaningoyo has turned manure into biogas, an unlikely source of income, electricit more


Tackling poverty by adapting climate change in Indonesia

Singing to the tune of gospel, housewife Firderika Tanone casually put a handful of black charcoal powder into a manual stamping tool. She then pressed down the metal handle to produce a cylinder-shaped briquette in an instant. Several other women mixed the charcoal powder with maize as they sang in more

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