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Overall: Contribute to the legal recognition and protection of tenure rights of Indigenous Peoples in Indonesia.
Specific objective: Increase readiness at the district level for legal recognition of the tenure rights of Indigenous Peoples
Specific objective: Strengthen legal and administrative instruments at the national executive and legislative levels for recognition and protection of tenure rights of Indigenous Peoples
Build understanding of indigenous tenure rights in participating district government
institutions and Parliament.
Provide technical assistance and training for advocates on drafting legal instruments
concerning legislation and regulations on recognition and protection of tenure rights.
Generate sociocultural and land use data complementing existing participatory maps in project
Strengthen executive commitment to establish a Presidential Task Force on Indigenous
Peoples and/or the executive order to implement the Constitutional Court ruling no 35/2012.
Raise awareness of National Parliament members on tenure rights.
Advocate for establishment of an Indigenous Peoples’ caucus in Parliament.
All forest land in Indonesia is owned either by the state or private stakeholders. Indigenous Peoples and local communities have been managing forest lands and resources through customary management systems governed by customary laws, but communal ownership is not recognized by the forestry law which declares all forest lands in Indonesia as state forests. Since the 2014 national elections, however, forest tenure reform has emerged as a new priority for Indonesia’s government, which has consulted with AMAN and several other organizations that work on land and forest tenure in formulating a new plan for advancing indigenous rights. This initiative will play a key role in mobilizing support to utilize this new political momentum and implementing the recent commitments made by the Government.
Indigenous Peoples and local communities including women and marginalized groups; civil society organizations; district and national level public sector agencies relevant to forest tenure; Office of the President; the National Parliament.