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Winner 2021 - Day 3 » The Role of Religion in Tackling Water and Climate Challenges

The Role of Religion in Tackling Water and Climate Challenges


Agus Suwignyo

Associate professor at the History Department, Gadjah Mada University.
Ahmad Afnan Anshori

Lecturer in Religious Studies at State Islamic University (UIN) Walisongo, Semarang Indonesia
Corrie van der Ven

Program Officer Faith-Based Organisation
Frans Wijsen

professor of practical religious studies at Radboud University, Nijmegen; Director of the Netherlands School of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion; and visiting professor at the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies, Yogyakarta.
Jan Jorrit Hasselaar

Theologian and Economist
Sikko Visscher

Part of the pilot programme “Governance of Climate change adaptation” at KITLV and is Programme Manager of the Scientific Programme Indonesia.

Event Details

Day 3
October 28th, 2021
14.00 - 15.15 GMT+7 / 09.00 - 10.15 GMT+2

This round table goes beyond the usual and predictable reflections on water and climate challenges, by bringing religion and culture into a discussion often dominated by technocratic solutions. The table focusses by presentions and conversations on the following dimensions:

  1. Role of religious & cultural principles and values in governance of water and climate challenges
  2. Role of religious leaders in tackling water and climate challenges
  3. Role of mosques and churches in greening society in Indonesia and the Netherlands

Finally, we will explore how to stimulate cooperation between religion, government, business and academia on shared issues related to water and climate change.

Event Recording