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22 October 2022 Indonesia

Milestones and Progress in Multistakeholder Processes for Fire Prevention Strategies in Ketapang District

Milestones and progress on the efforts to address recurrent fires in Pawan-Kepulu-Pesaguan landscape, Ketapang District, were identified and discussed by Ketapang Multistakeholder Forum in September 2022. The Forum agreed on the initiatives to develop a masterplan to lay the foundation on fire prevention strategies and action plans.

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25 September 2022 Indonesia

How to reduce the risks of peatland fires?

This infographic shows the strategy used by Tropenbos Indonesia to reduce the risks of peatland fires. The strategy implies rewetting peatlands, alternative production systems, protection of forests and most important involving local stakeholders in a collaborative management process.

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26 July 2022 Indonesia

KURRI 2022 – Business Plan Development Training

After successfully organizing KURRI (MoMo4C Call) 2021, Tropenbos Indonesia launched KURRI 2022 on June 1st, 2022. KURRI is a competition that aims to assemble and support the development of micro-enterprises in Ketapang District of West Kalimantan Province that have potential to give positive impacts on social, economic, and environmental aspects to create a climate resilient landscape.

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06 July 2022 Indonesia

Tropenbos Indonesia signed a Cooperation Agreement with Ketapang District, PT. KAL and PMP to enhance Independent Village Index (IDM)-based Community Empowerment in Kuala Tolak, Kuala Satong and Laman Satong Villages

On 11 June 2022, Tropenbos Indonesia (TI), represented by Pak Edi Purwanto, has signed a Cooperation Agreement for Kuala Tolak, Kuala Satong and Laman Satong Villages development and empowerment with the Vice Regent of Ketapang District (Pak Farhan), Sustainable Director of PT. Kayung Agro Lestari (PT. KAL, Ibu Nunik Maharani Maulana), Director of Perkumpulan Mitra Pembangunan (PMP, Pak Donatus Rantan).

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06 July 2022 Indonesia

Women Aspiration for ICCAs in Mekar Raya Village

The Working Group for Indigenous Community Conservation Areas (ICCAs) in Indonesia - known as WGII - is now an established coalition of national CSOs, recognised as the leading platform for ICCA issues in Indonesia.

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06 July 2022 Indonesia

Preparing for a different approach to preventing wildfires in Indonesia

In Ketapang, Indonesia, fires keep recurring on drained peatlands, with devastating effects. Preventing them requires restoring water levels, but government officials, companies and farmers have long resisted this approach, fearing it would compromise the economy. In 2021, Tropenbos Indonesia managed to change their minds — a crucial first step towards structural fire prevention.

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