A recently issued government regulation concerning Forestry Implementation is providing stronger protection to Indigenous forests. The Minister used her discretionary power to facilitate Indigenous forest registration. The project will thus advance the implementation of other national policies to expand the recognition of customary territories.
Proponents: Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN)
Partners: Ancestral Domains Registration Agency (BRWA)
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) Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) National House of Representatives (DPR) Sub-national governments and legislative assemblies (DPRD)
Indigenous Peoples spread across 22 provinces.
AMAN members in districts targeted under this project amount to 824 communities. BRWA will be engaging in another 12 Provinces.
This project will continue the progress achieved under the previous phase implemented by AMAN together with BRWA and KPA to accelerate the implementation of the Agrarian Reform and the recognition of Indigenous Territory in Indonesia.
If Indigenous Peoples are empowered to secure their territory based on existing laws, and are provided with territories’ maps while collaborating with the government, then Community tenure rights are likely to be recognised and forests and other natural resources will be managed together to increase community food sovereignty and economic independence.
This next phase will positively impact locations spread across 22 provinces, in particular Indigenous communities in 10 Provinces who have claims to 500,000 ha of Indigenous territory. If Indigenous People’s are empowered to secure their territory based on the Constitutional Court’s existing laws, and are provided with territories’ maps while collaborating with the government, then Community tenure rights are likely to be recognised and forests and other natural resources will be managed together to increase community food sovereignty and economic independence.
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