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After the success of webinar series “Managing the Remaining Forests”, Tropenbos Indonesia launched another series “Soil & Water Conservation” which for the first series entitled “Soil & Water Conservation in Peatlands”. The webinar that was held on December 19, 2020 was attended by more than 200 participants and presented three expert resources: Dr. Ir. Lailan Syaufina, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Forestry and Environment IPB University, Prof. Dr. Junun Sartohadi, Chairman of the PC Soil and Water Conservation Society (MKTI) Yogyakarta, and Dr. Ir. Satria Jaya Priatna, Chairman of the PC MKTI South Sumatra.
After the previous webinar was successful, the 11th webinar series "Managing the Remaining" was held again by Tropenbos Indonesia with the theme "Village SDGs and Strengthening Village Natural Resources Governance” on 5 December 2020. More than 300 participants participated in this webinar which presented resource experts Samsul Widodo, Director General of Development of Disadvantaged Regions (PDT), the Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, Hunggul Yudhono, Researcher of BP2 LHK Makassar, and Director of Tropenbos Indonesia, Edi Purwanto.
Villages in Indonesia that have obtained a social forestry permit are allowed to develop enterprises, called social forestry business unit (KUPS), so they can benefit from the forest while also protecting it. For further development after being established, with the village government’s decision letter the KUPS can access Bangpesona grants from the Directorate General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
Support the achievement of a productive and sustainable landscape through governance programs that include strategies to improve food security, responsible use of forest and land, and mitigation and adaption to climate change