Randi Miranda

Randi Miranda

Dayak – Indonesia

Schedule :

Saturday, May 4th
  • 9:30 – 10:30
  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 13:45 – 16:00


Randi is the founder and CEO of Handep Haruei, a social enterprise startup in the field of forestry and agriculture in Central Kalimantan. Prior to this, he has long been involved in green movements across Kalimantan and had served as Environmental Ambassador for the Kalimantan region for two consecutive years, in 2010 and 2011. He has extensive experience working as a project management and communication specialist within the fields of forest conservation, and sustainable development. Some NGOs he has worked with include the Heart of Borneo Project (HoBP), International Labour Organization (ILO), and The Forest Trust.

He recently obtained his Master’s degree in Environment specializing in development at the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2018. He is also a social scientist whose research focuses on forest governance and development practices associated with indigenous people and gender equality.

Creating a locally-sensitive and sustainable economic development

Talk Summary

My talk will cover the issues we are facing in Central Kalimantan related to the rampant deforestation and corporate domination on our lands and what our social enterprise does to help address these issues. With the local community, we strive to re-define the current development narrative by going just beyond mere monetary terms but also factoring in healthy forests, clean air and water, rich biodiversity, preserved culture and tradition. Our work is central to creating added value to local resources sustainably to improve the quality of life of our local people and environment. This can only be done by listening to and understanding the needs and interests of the local people through bottom-up and equal partnership approach.

Indigenous Related Topics

My talks covers the issues of violation of rights of indigenous people especially related to land grabbing and self-determination to development goals. I especially highlight that indigenous communities have become mere objects or instruments in development practices rather than the subjects.