Who we Are?
A group of scientists, researchers, and specialists from different disciplines in a project which has been conducting transdisciplinary approach research and practice of various studies in collaboration with different stakeholders to co-create the sustainable regional innovation for reducing the risk of high-impact environmental pollution and poverty problem as well as the wellbeing of the ASGM communities in Indonesia and Myanmar.
Although the project focuses on reduction of mercury pollution by ASGM, it also aims for well-being of societies in order to prevent the diseases and health problems related to the impact of possible mercury intoxicated sources as a setting of a new goal for promoting healthy lifestyles, preventive measures of harmful sources as well as sharing efficient public health education for everyone.
Therefore, this Mercury Free Society Networks is established.
Our Vision and Mission
To make an awareness of mercury and all intoxication sources as well as to co-designing with various stakeholders for the future of the communities living with the associated harmful effects on human health and ecosystems due to their socioeconomic conditions.
We are using Transdisciplinary approach research and practice of various studies in collaboration with different stakeholders not only to give an awareness of mercury intoxication but also to co-create the sustainable regional innovation for reducing the risk of high-impact environmental pollution and poverty problem of potential areas.
Who should involve?
Although “Minamata Convention”, a global treaty which is to protect human health and the environmental problems due to the adverse effects of mercury, the use of mercury in consumer electronic products, household products, illegal cosmetics, and the human activities such as coal burning, ASGM activities are still continuing around the world.
In order to make a society free from mercury intoxication, the involvement of stakeholders from multiple layers of communities and co-operative organizations is necessary.