Dr. Kinari Webb first developed the vision for Health In Harmony when studying orangutans in 1993 at Indonesia's Gunung Palung National Park. There she encountered not only a beautiful and threatened natural environment, but also the dire health needs of the people surrounding the park. After her experience in Indonesia, Kinari decided to become a physician and return to Indonesia to work with local communities both to improve their health and to preserve the natural environment. She founded Health In Harmony in 2005 to support the combined human and environmental work that she planned in Indonesia. After a year of traveling around Indonesia looking for the best site for this program (unmet health care needs, forest that could still be saved, and a responsive government), Kinari helped co-found the ASRI program in West Kalimantan Indonesia with Hotlin Ompusunggu and Antonia Gorog. Kinari currently splits her time between Indonesia and the United States.
Co-sponsored by the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Energy Justice in Global Perspective.