|Bandi Anak Ragae, also known as Apai Janggut.
Bandi Anak Ragae, also known as Apai Janggut, residing in Sungai Utik, Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan has once again set an international record.
Angela Merkel awarded Apai Janggut the Gulbenkian Prize for his achievements in environmental protection in West Kalimantan, along with a prize of 1 million euros.
The Gulbenkian Prize awarded to Apai Janggut
The Gulbenkian Prize awarded to Apai Janggut reaffirms that the Dayak people are part of the universe, academically referred to as a microcosm.
Since time immemorial, the Dayak people have lived and died within a sustainable environment.
This remarkable recognition represents a global acknowledgment that the Dayak people have been stewards and guardians of the Borneo forest and land since ancient times, now, and forever.
This environmental champion continues to capture the world's attention, especially among activists, environmentalists, and environmental observers.
A traditional community leader from Sungai Utik
At the Gulbenkian Awards ceremony, Angela Merkel, the jury chair, emerged after presenting the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity to Bandi "Apai Janggut," a traditional community leader from Sungai Utik, Kapuas Hulu, Indonesia. He is positioned second from the left.
As can be seen in the picture below on Apai Janggut's right is Cécile Bibiane Ndjebet, an activist and agronomist from Cameroon, third from the right, and Brazilian environmental activist Lélia Wanick Salgado, second from the right, at the ceremony held at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon on Wednesday, July 19, 2023.
The 1 million euro prize money was awarded to the environmental activist and Iban figure. This extraordinary amount and unparalleled global recognition signify a tremendous achievement.
|Apai Janggut (second from the left of Angela Merkel) receiving the Gulbenkian Prize.