The Meaning of Climate Change in Asienara Tribe Community in Buruway District, Kaimana Regency, West Papua Province, Indonesia


  • Yohanes Kamakaula ,Kliwon Hidayat ,Iwan Triyuwono ,Jati Batoro


Asienara tribal community, participatory, East transition


This study aimed to reveal and understand the meaning of climate change in the Asienara tribal community by using descriptive methods. Data and information from respondents were obtained in a participatory manner using open interview techniques, semi-structured interviews and in-depth interviews, focus group discussions (FGD), participatory observation and documentation. Data analysis was carried out by qualitative descriptive with an emic-ethical perspective. The results showed that the majority of respondents belonged to the productive age, with an average number of 5 family members and majority having basic education as their formal education. (1) the East season was interpreted as a period of difficulty for family life; (2) the West Transition season was interpreted as a period of rising from adversity; (3) the Western season was interpreted as a period of recovery; and (4) the East transition season was interpreted as a period of preparation for facing the Eastern season.