Unlocking the Potential of Forests through Tenure Reform

Author: RRI ITTO Indonesian Ministry of Forestry Indonesian CSO Groups

Date: July 22, 2011


Under the distinguished patronage of the Government of Indonesia, the International Conference on Forest Tenure, Governance and Enterprise: Experiences and Opportunities for Asia in a Changing Context took place at the Santosa Villas and Resort, Lombok, Indonesia. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia, the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), with the support of 20 other organizations, including the Global Alliance of Community Forestry (GACF).The opening ceremony was presided by Vice President Boediono and attended by Zulkifli Hassan, Minister of Forestry; Mohammad Nuh, Minister of Education; Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, Minister and Chair of the President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight; TGH. M. Zainul Majdi, Governor of West Nusa Tenggara Province; Emmanuel Ze Meka, Executive Director of ITTO; Hedar Laujeng, Chair of the Community Chamber of Indonesia’s National Forest Council; and Andy White, Coordinator of the Rights and Resources Initiative.About 300 participants composed of experts from Indonesia and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region (Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam), from Europe (Italy, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom), Africa (Cameroon, Kenya, Liberia), the Americas (Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Nicaragua, United States), regional organizations (RECOFTC, REFACOF, Samdhana Institute), and international organizations (FAO, GACF, ICRAF, ITTO, RRI, TRAFFIC, UNFF, WRI), representatives of governments, civil society, local communities, traditional authorities, elected officials, and donors (Ford Foundation/Climate and Land Use Alliance, GIZ, EU-EFI FLEGT Asia, JICA, UK Climate Change Unit) took part in this important gathering, worked together to create, and have agreed upon the attached key messages and recommendations from the conference.

Key Findings


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