Prof. Ridwan Yahya (lecturer at the Department of Forestry-FP UNIB) has been chosen as a panellist for the second vice-presidential debate in the 2024 election.

Prof. Ridwan Yahya (lecturer at the Department of Forestry-FP UNIB) has been chosen as a panellist for the second vice-presidential debate in the 2024 election.

Bengkulu, January 17, 2024 – The General Election Commission (KPU) has announced eleven panellists for the vice-presidential debate session scheduled for Sunday, January 21, as part of the 2024 elections. Among the notable names selected is Prof. Ridwan Yahya, an expert in Forestry and Environmental Studies from the Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bengkulu.

The upcoming debate, which will feature vice-presidential candidates, will focus on themes such as energy, natural resources, food, carbon tax, environmental issues, agrarian affairs, and indigenous communities. The eleven chosen panellists hail from various prestigious universities, bringing their expertise to energy transition, environmental studies, agrarian affairs, and rural planning.

Prof. Ridwan Yahya, a recognized figure in the fields of environment and forestry, will serve as one of the panellists responsible for formulating critical questions to be posed to vice-presidential candidates Muhaimin Iskandar, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, and Mahfud MD. The selection of Prof. Ridwan Yahya as a panellist underscores the KPU’s commitment to involving experts with a profound understanding of crucial issues to be addressed during the debate session.

Since Friday, January 19, all eleven panellists, including Prof. Ridwan Yahya, have commenced a quarantine period to prepare incisive and constructive questions, providing in-depth insights into the plans and perspectives of the vice-presidential candidates on these issues.

The big family of the Department of Forestry at the University of Bengkulu takes immense pride in the election of Prof. Ridwan Yahya. His presence as a panellist is anticipated to make a substantial contribution by enriching the discourse and offering a profound perspective on the future environmental and energy challenges Indonesia faces. This vice-presidential debate serves as a crucial moment to comprehend the visions and programs of vice-presidential candidates in leading the nation forward, particularly in addressing the complexity of strategic issues that will be discussed.

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