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  • Students in Indonesia listening to stories on dangers of mercury
    Voices
    24 June 2022

    Storytelling Empowers Indonesian Students to Stamp Out Mercury Use

    This photo story takes us to North Gorontalo, Indonesia, where the planetGOLD project there is engaging young students, teachers, and master storytellers in their campaign to make mercury history in the country's artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector

  • Indonesia WED North Gorontalo storytelling event 2022
    News
    7 June 2022

    Learning by Listening

    Hundreds of Indonesian students from the "golden village" of Hulawa, North Gorontalo, Indonesia gathered to hear stories from award-winning storyteller Awam Prakoso on the dangers of mercury, as part of a World Environment Day celebration organized by the planetGOLD project in Indonesia.

  • A group of children in Indonesia sit on the floor for a storytelling exercise about the dangers of mercury
    Voices
    21 July 2021

    planetGOLD Indonesia Holds Storytelling Workshop for Mercury Campaign

    The planetGOLD Indonesia project is involving teachers from primary schools in artisanal and small-scale gold mining areas as agents for an awareness raising campaign delivering information through creative storytelling about the impacts of mercury and ways to avoid exposure.

  • Rosna - female miner from Hulawa Village, North Gorontalo, Indonesia
    Voices
    5 March 2020

    Toward Gender Equality in Indonesia

    This International Women's Day we are lifting up the voices of female gold miners working in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector. This article spotlights women in two of our project sites in Indonesia.

  • Thomson Reuters image of model from Michelle Yeoh oped
    News
    20 February 2020

    OPINION: Let’s make sustainability a fashion statement

    In this op-ed, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh argues that as fashion has become more affordable, the resulting increased production of clothing and accessories is straining our natural resources such as cotton, leather, and wool. The article points out the benefits of a sustainable fashion industry, and highlights our program's work in Indonesia, implemented by UNDP, as one example of working toward more sustainable jewelry.