Bonnibel Rambatan talks to Lengga Pradipta, New Naratif’s migration researcher, about her work on the intersection of migration and environmental issues in Kalimantan and the myths the government perpetuate.
Author Archives: Lengga Pradipta
Lengga is a researcher who has focused on human ecology and migration issues. Previously, she worked in several international organizations and also research institutions. Her latest writing could be found in Routledge book series: Risk Perception and Disaster Management of Women in Dealing with Floods in Urban Indonesia.
Reclaiming Dignity, Reasserting Agency: Female Labour Migration in Indonesia
Understanding labour migration in purely economic terms fails to adequately capture why Indonesian women choose to migrate: for some, it is a way to reclaim dignity and reassert agency over their lives.
Kalimantan’s Warning: The Intertwined Dynamics of Environmental Degradation and Internal Migration
For 150 years, migration has helped drive environmental degradation in Kalimantan. But now, in a cruel, reverse twist of fate, environmental degradation is forcing the people of Kalimantan to migrate. This fate awaits us all unless we can overturn fundamental assumptions about natural resources, nationalism, colonialism, capitalism, and development.