He visited conflict-ridden villages to talk with the residents living there. #kbanews
JAKARTA | KBA – Presidential candidate number 1, Anies Baswedan, said he would use a collaborative approach to resolve conflicts in Papua. He claims that this approach was also employed when handling conflicts in Jakarta.
Anies addressed this topic in response to a panelist’s question during an event titled ‘Press Dialogue with Persatuan Wartawan Indonesia (PWI) Central’ in Kebon Sirih, Central Jakarta, on Friday, December 1, 2023.
“The approach we used in resolving conflicts in Jakarta and this approach is what we will, God willing, also use in any conflicts elsewhere,” said Anies.
The former Governor of DKI Jakarta (2017-2022) recounted that during his leadership in Jakarta, there were many villages with conflicted and complex statuses.
He then visited these conflict-ridden villages to talk with the residents living there.
According to him, the government must involve many parties in every conflict resolution. Anies explained that there are four points in resolving conflicts with a collaborative approach. First, sit down with stakeholders.
“I went there, I met and talked with them, but I found the approach is a collaborative one. So, having authority doesn’t mean knowing the best solution; having authority doesn’t mean having knowledge but sit down and call the main stakeholders,” he said.
Second, involve experts who have comparative examples of solutions for such conflicts. He believes involving experts will lead to more diverse solutions.
Third, he considers the state as a participant, not just as a facilitator. Lastly, he mentioned, is the facilitator of the conversation.
“So, the stakeholders, comparative experts, then the state, and there is a facilitator facilitating these three parties to negotiate and find a common path. I see this approach as something we might have to do together,” he elaborated.
“So that we can come up with solutions that meet the needs present there,” he added. (kba)