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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.
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.
Historically, agro-commodity problems such as concerning land tenure issues in forest areas including of oil palm tend to be unresolved and there have been precedent to be neglected, so that people have been marginalized and some have even been criminalized. Several existing regulations do not appear to be effective enough or even provide answer or solution. That is mentioned by the Director of Tropenbos Indonesia in the introduction of the webinar entitled "Resolving oil palm in forest areas" which took place on August 28, 2021 and was attended by around 500 participants from various circles.
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