It is undeniable that the youth of today and the future are key actors in Indonesia’s economic development. However, if you look into the unemployment rate of youth in 2020, 43.05 percent are unemployed, or an increase of 1.29 percent from 2019. To make things worse, the recent COVID-19 crisis has accentuated uncertainty for these young people, not to mention underprivileged youth who lives in rural area. This is why the acknowledgement of youth’s agency, capacity to think and make decisions for themselves is important.
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Growing up in times when climate change arises and environmental problems such as floods, over-polluted air, and droughts have begun to escalate have propelled Ines Ayostina, one of WRI Indonesia's young researcher from Wahana Riset Indonesia program, to work in the environment sector.