S3 - EPISODE 5:
MEET THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION
We sometimes forget that the most sophisticated carbon sequestration infrastructures in the world are thousands of years old! Reforestation may reduce fossil fuel emissions, but replanting monocultures won’t solve the problem. Our ecosystems are ancient, complex and not easily replaced. What are some of the oldest and newest techniques around for protecting and regenerating our planet’s biodiversity?
Mary, Maeve & Thimali talk to Mina Susana Setra in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Jane Zelikova in Colorado, USA, in this week’s episode. We learn what it takes to preserve indigenous jurisdiction over forests, and how to nurture our soils back to good health.
Mina Susana Setra
Deputy to Secretary General of AMAN for Social and Cultural Affairs at the The Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of The Archipelagos (AMAN)
Mina Susana Setra is indigenous Dayak Pompakng from West Kalimantan, Indonesia. She is the Secretary General of Social and Cultural Affairs at the The Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of The Archipelagos (AMAN). During her time as Deputy on Advocacy, Law and Political Affairs at AMAN, Mina was instrumental in winning the Constitutional Court Ruling No.35/2012 on Customary Forests as not state-forest. Since 1999, she has worked on indigenous, environment, and climate policy on a local and international level at AMAN which serves and protects the interests of over 2,000 indigenous communities.
By staying up to date on AMAN’s news on their website and try to stop the use of products containing palm oil.
Learn more about Mina
By watching her speech at the Geography of Learning summit
Dr. Jane Zelikova
Chief scientist at Carbon180, co-founder of 500 Women Scientists and Hey Girl Productions
Dr Jane Zelikova works at the intersection of science and policy. She is the chief scientist at Carbon180, a non-profit on a mission to fundamentally rethink carbon and is also a researcher at University of Wyoming. Jane is also the co-founder of 500 Women Scientists, a global grassroots organisation with the mission to make science open, inclusive, and accessible and to fight racism, patriarchy, and oppressive societal norms.
In 2015, Jane co-founded Hey Girl Productions, a production company with the mission to bring a scientific eye to creative media projects. Hey Girl co-produced several films, including the award-winning The End of Snow.
Learn more about Jane:
Executive producers: Jody Allen, Ruth Johnston, Matt Milios as well as Jess Search & Beadie Finzi.
For Doc Society:
Series producer: Thimali Kodikara
Development producer and Studio Director: Shanida Scotland
Line producer: Rebecca Lucy Mills
Editor: Sefa Nkyi
Sound designer: Alexis Adimora
Audio Engineer: Lisa Hack
Social Media Manager: Imriel Morgan for Content Is Queen
Project Coordinator: Aisha Younis
Theme Tune composed by Jamie Perera
Mina was recorded at V radio, Jakarta, Indonesia with the help of Lia Christie
Special thanks to Anton Alifandi
For Vulcan Productions:
Associate Producers: Andrea Dramer and Susan Grella
Production Manager: Kimberly Nyhous
Senior Director for Strategy, Engagement and Impact: Ted Richane
Impact Producer: Alex Pearson
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