Lusia Arumingtyas

2023 IVLP Impact Award Project: Into the Climate Stories: Fight for the FutureIndonesia

Lusia Arumingtyas started her journalism career in 2015 with Jawa Pos in Jakarta. She currently works as a freelance journalist for Mongabay Indonesia, covering the capital city, Jakarta, and its greater areas. She has long been passionate about environmental issues, including the climate crisis, Indigenous peoples, and deforestation. She has been involved in several collaborative investigative projects and received a number of reporting grants, including from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network in 2019 and Rainforest Journalism Fund - Pulitzer Center in 2021.

IVLP Impact Award Project: Into the Climate Stories: Fight for the Future

Into the Climate Stories: Fight for the Future strengthened environmental campaigns for youth activists by sharing knowledge conveying messages to the target audience. 282 people participated in discussions related to campaign creation and writing. Later, 15 participants were selected for an intensive writing class focusing on energy transition, food, biodiversity, agriculture, marine and coastal, mining, and forests. The training series helped youth activists prepare more effective campaign materials through soft skills such as public speaking (including presentation), writing, and interviewing, which gave participants the knowledge, skills, and tools they needed to design and implement campaigns that achieve measurable impact. Through targeted training, capacity building, and awareness-raising activities, the project created a network of informed and empowered activists who can drive positive environmental change in their communities while they are engaged with stakeholders.

"In this class, I learned to be confident in writing. Whatever we want to write is possible as long as we are also confident in our writing." – Project Participant

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Lusia was a participant in the IVLP Project Environmental Advocacy in Industrial Areas, organized by the U.S. Department of State and CRDF Global.

Lusia's exchange experience led to the development of her IVLP Impact Award Project: "I hope this program can be the first step for youth activists to be able to voice environmental issues comprehensively."

U.S. Communities Visited

Boulder, CO; Washington, DC; Huntsville, AL; Santa Fe, NM

Country: Indonesia 

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