Valentinus Heri

Ashoka Fellow
Indonesia
Fellow Since 2009

Citation

This profile was prepared when Valentinus Heri was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Introduction
In a forest wetland of international importance in West Kalimantan, where the inhabitants had resorted to working for the unsustainable timber market to make a living, Valentinus Heri has facilitated a thriving forest honey business to boost the local economy while protecting the forests. He has connected harvesters from eight remote areas and helped create a platform for communities to participate in Indonesia’s ongoing debate about how to balance a commercial expansion into forest areas.
The New Idea
The Problem
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The Person

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