Wahana Riset Indonesia (Science Laboratory) is an initiative to nurture a battalion of young researchers to generate high-quality knowledge products, which will support evidence-based policy making in sustainable development.
Wahana Riset Indonesia gathers a battalion of young researchers to conduct research in particular environmental issues.
One of the WRI Indonesia’s visions is to become the go-to applied research institution for sustainable development issues, supporting government programs implementation and turning it into learning processes.
As a national research organization in sustainable development issues, this opportunity is a concrete contribution of WRI Indonesia to increase the capacity of young people in conducting academic research. WRI Indonesia also utilizes this initiative to increase and accelerate the generation of knowledge products from our existing activities in various regions.
After receiving applications and a thorough process of reviewing essays/ letters of intent, WRI Indonesia selected a certain number of talented Young Researchers, who will generate reliable and useful research products for policy makers. In the first batch, WRI Indonesia selected and mentored 19 young researchers for one year.
Within one year, the young researchers have produced 11 blog posts, 4 conference presentations, 6 working papers, and 2 books.