Accelerating the Recognition of Customary Indigenous Territories in Indonesia


From: 01/08/2022

To: 31/07/2027

Partners: Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN)
Ancestral Domains Registration Agency (BRWA)

Associates: Indigenous Youth of the Archipelago Organization (BPAN)
Indigenous Peoples Defenders Association (PPMAN)
Ministry of Environment and Forestry/MoEF (KLHK)
Agrarian and Spatial Planning Ministry/National Land Agency (ATR/BPN)
Executive Office of the President (KSP), National House of Representatives (DPR) and Sub-national governments and legislative assemblies (DPRD)

Stakeholders: Indigenous Peoples spread across 10 provinces. AMAN members in project targeted districts.

AMAN and BRWA are assisting 824 communities in 12 districts in 10 provinces to secure and sustain their territorial rights. They are working with national and district governments to achieve recognition of 500,000 hectares of indigenous territories. AMAN is collaborating with six district governments to prepare regulations for recognising indigenous territories. AMAN and BRWA are working with communities to map, verify, and register 350,000 hectares of indigenous territories. BRWA coordinates with the Geospatial Information Agency to incorporate indigenous territories into official land use maps. The project includes organisational capacity building, gender equality and youth inclusion activities, and supported AMAN’s 2022 National Congress. Tenure Facility has supported AMAN and BRWA since 2018


To read a brief overview of Indonesia, click here. 

For a timeline of land and forest rights in Indonesia, click here. 

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