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Webinar series “Managing the Remaining Forests” series#24 NGOs and Natural Resources Management

Managing natural resources needs to involve the participation of various stakeholders, including NGOs. As a non-governmental organization, NGOs have been participating in the management of natural resources in Indonesia so far. However, the extent to which NGOs play a role in the development of good governance in the field of natural resource management, the extent to which they have succeeded in mainstreaming the agenda of civil society and improving people's welfare and conserving their vulnerable resources or protecting endangered biodiversity, reducing the negative impacts of extractive industries and the expansion of monoculture plantations, or play a role in the global geopolitical constellation, those are the discussion materials for the 24th Tropenbos Indonesia webinar series entitled “NGOs and Natural Resources Management” which took place on October 9, 2021 and was attended by around 400 participants.

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Webinar series “Managing the Remaining Forests” series#23 People, Forests and the State - Half a Century of Social Forestry in Indonesia

With the theme of “Communities, Forests, and the State – Half a Century of Social Forestry in Indonesia”, the webinar of Tropenbos Indonesia this time feels special because it marks a year that the webinar series have been held regularly and there is a discussion of a book with a similar title, namely “Communities, Forests, and the State." Being held on September 25, 2021, this webinar also examines 50 years of Social Forestry in Indonesia.

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Collaborative commitment to manage Ketapang KEE

As a part of the efforts to protect essential ecosystem area (KEE) and implement best management practices in a collaborative way by multi-stakeholders, the formulated action plan of Ketapang KEE which was put aside due to the pandemic covid-19 is now back on the table. Tropenbos Indonesia supported the West Kalimantan Environmental and Forestry Agency to organize a group discussion of the KEE forum on Tuesday, 8 September 2021. Around 37 seven representatives from various organizations in Ketapang Districts and West Kalimantan province took part in the discussion including from the government agencies, NGOs, and private sectors.

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