Indonesia - 21 January, 2015
The High Conservation Value Network Indonesia (HCVNI) was established in April 2011 as a response to the increasing concerns in Indonesia regarding the absence of an entity to improve and to share the knowledge and skills that could eventually improve the quality of HCV assessments. From October 2014, Kresno D. Santoso of Tropenbos International Indonesia has been appointed as the Chairman of the Executive Board of HCVNI. He will hold the position for the period of 2014-2017.
According to Dwi Rahmat Muhtaman, former Chairman of the Executive Board of HCVNI, who was replaced by Kresno but now has been appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board of HCVNI, a lot of challenges are still awaiting for HCVNI.
Under the new executive board, the HCVNI will move ahead and overcome any challenges. Its members hope that it will become the source of information on HCV issues, a repository center for HCV reports, a mediator for any arising conflicts during the identification, management, and monitoring of HCV, and act as a bridge for the Assessor Licensing Scheme required by the HCVRN to be implemented in Indonesia. With such important roles, TBI Indonesia is keen to support HCVNI and to strengthen its position as an institution that can truly represent the needs of HCV related-communities in Indonesia.