NTT Holds Flobamorata Festival for Climate Change

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17 November 2022 21:28 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Kupang - The alliance of The Voice For Just Climate Action (VCA) initiated the Flobamoratas Festival in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) with the theme "Fair for the Earth, Fair for All". The event is one of the programs that focus on capacity building, joint learning, awareness raising, and campaigns to support the building of climate resilience in society.

"I hope this activity provides a broad and a new perspective on local climate change and solutions which include local culture and wisdom so that it becomes a strength for the community to face existing challenges," said Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno at the launch of the Flobamoratas Festival held virtually on Thursday, November 17.

Country Engagement Manager of the Hivos Indonesia Foundation, Arti Indallah Tjakranegara, said the Flobamoratas Festival was a collaborative work focused on capacity building and shared learning, awareness raising, and campaigns to gain public support and developing strategic collaboration with various partners such as policymakers, private sectors, research institutions/ campuses and academics, civil society organizations, communities, and youth activists.

"This Flobamoratas Festival will be used as a room for collaboration and joint action to achieve the goal of reaching many people for climate action, providing knowledge on climate change, impacts, and solutions with civil society," said Arti. 

The Flobamoratas Festival will present various performances including the screening of climate-themed films and theatre, exhibitions of creations and technology, craft exhibitions, and music concerts. This activity will be held on November 18-19, at the Flobamora Mall Water Park Area, Kupang City.

Representative of the Flobamoratas Festival, Yurgen Niatonis, said he hoped that this event could have an impact on public awareness of climate change. "This event is educational as well as campaigning for local solutions through multi-stakeholder collaboration so that we can jointly protect from its impacts and solutions for people's lives at large," he said.

Yohanes Seo | Translator: Intern / Imaji Lasahido

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