For our inaugural event, we talked about forest and land fires in Indonesia.

2015 was one of the worst dry seasons on record for Indonesia, leading to fires and deadly haze that blanketed the country and many of its neighbours for months.  The fires and haze were so bad, that a recent study by Columbia University suggested up to 90,000 people in Indonesia may have died directly or indirectly because of the fires. 

Dr. Jenna Jadin, UNOPS, Project Manager for the GAMBUT project, discussed the fires, their fallout, and what the development world is doing to help Indonesia overcome this annual threat to lives and livelihoods.