Parents and Students (MS, HS) are invited to join us for a special guest speaker on Monday, October 24 at 2:15 p.m. in Sangkep.
In this time of environmental and climate change, who has rights to the forest? How should forests be managed, and who gets to decide? This presentation will discuss i) a case about the Kajang communities of South Sulawesi, ii) efforts to return forest management rights to local communities, and, iii) approaches and challenges among local communities with regards to managing land.
Micah is a PhD in Geography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Micah previously spent four years with the World Bank in Indonesia and worked in Washington, D.C., with the International Programs office of the U.S. Forest Service. He began his career working on community-driven regeneration with the International Rescue Committee in Aceh, Indonesia, following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. He received a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a Certificate in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, also at UH Manoa. His research interests are in land-use change, climate adaptation, and participatory planning. Before moving to Hawaii, he worked on international climate change policies between the US and Indonesia. He has also worked in Indonesia on urban infrastructure projects, water resource and marine conservation planning, and disaster management.