Government will apply the auction system in mining license process in providing transparency and clean management to avoid license overlapping. Provincial government has made evaluation of the licences been issued to seek inefficiency and ineffective factors and it has been used as the reference for policy making. This article is available in Bahasa reported Local Leader Forum 2016 organized by Program of Resource Government in Asia Pacific at Department of Politics and Government, Universitas Gadjah Mada, on Thursday, (25/2).
The assessment revealed through the results of research conducted by the Research Center for Politics and Governance (PolGov), Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. The four resource-rich districts become research objects, include Tanah Bumbu, Banyuwangi in East Java, and Belu and Manggarai in East Nusa Tenggara. Original article is in Bahasa, "Riset: Manajemen Tambang Terburuk di Tanah Bumbu", that is published oline on Koran Tempo, 28 January 2016.
Research found that gold mining in Banyuwangi, East Java, raises high risk to surrounding local communities. Banyuwangi government is considered ignoring local knowledge society towards a Tumpang Pitu mountain as high as 450 meters from the sea level. Original news is in Bahasa "UGM: Penambangan Emas Banyuwangi Beresiko Tinggi" was published on Tempo.co, 27 January 2016.
Through Research Centre for Politics and Government (PolGov), Department of Politics and Government, UGM researched root of the conflict happens in Banyuwangi gold mining project. It is argued that licenses process on decide to extract abundant resource do not involve the engagement of local communities. Original news is in Bahasa "UGM Beber Hasil Penelitian Tambang di Banyuwangi" was published on Surya Online, 27 January 2016.
Local knowledge as a part of local communities in resource reach regions is often ignored in the mining license process. The disregarded of local knowledge potentially caused environment destruction as well as social conflict. The original news about UGM Forum Research Dissemination is in Bahasa "Pengetahuan Lokal Terabaikan" was published on Kompas printed, 27 January 2016.
Department of Politics and Government, University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) on Wednesday (27/01/2016) this morning held discussions related to the results of their research knowledge related to natural resources in Tanah Bumbu. Original article is in Bahasa "Tim Polgov UGM Gelar Diskusi Hasil Penelitian di Tanah Bumbu" that was published on Banjarmasin Post online.
Dissemination research forum in Kupang today (18/1) raised the topic "Enhancing Local Knowledge Hub for Natural Resources Governance", was attended by various elements, including representatives of provincial and regency government, civil society organizations, academia, as well as local communities representatives from surrounding mining sites in several districts in East Nusa Tenggara. Original article is in Bahasa "Riset UGM: Terjadi Peminggiran Masyarakat Lokal Dalam Tata Kelola Tambang di NTT" was published on Floresa.com, 18 January 2016.
On 25 November 2015, Resource Governance in Asia Pacific (Reg-INA) at Department of Politics and Government (PolGov), Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) facilitated the meeting to look over legal drafting of establishing sovereign wealth fund of Bojonegoro. This is the first innovation to avoid resource curse that arose from the sub-national level of government by effort to set a reserved fund derived from oil revenue.
A thorough Asia Pacific Knowledge Hub training course on “Improving the Governance for Extractive Industries has just completed. In two week, from 19 October to 31 October, participants were endorsed to relate knowledge from the sessions to their professional roles in their home setting through sustained debates and policy workshop. Twenty-seven participants from eight countries were taking a part on this batch 3 training.
As part of the effort to understand local content for better governance of extractive industries, participants of Asia Pacific Hub Training Course visited Bojonegoro, on 20 October 2015. This district is acknowledged as the “best practices” on combating resource curse due to their effort to boost innovation on optimizing local content and compiling petroleum fund endowment for the future generation.
Asia Pacific Knowledge Hub annual training course on “Improving the Governance of Extractive Industries” activities kick off on 19-31 October 2015 at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. In two weeks, 27 participants from eight countries are taking part in batch 3 training course. They are coming for learning as well as sharing knowledge and experiences of extractive industries governance in respective countries.