Improving Management of Natural Resources Through Planning and CollaborationRATIONALE
Indonesia has 10 percent of the world's tropical forests, and those forests represent 20 percent of the world's biodiversity. At the current rate of cutting and conversion, Indonesia's production forests are in danger of disappearing in as little as 10 years. Conflict over natural resources is increasing with decentralized government systems and conflicts. The country is facing governance challenges in its ability to conserve and manage its natural resources for the benefit of all Indonesians.
Strengthen decentralized natural resource management by working with the government of Indonesia, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, community groups, and other stakeholders to: 1) Clarify roles and responsibilities through a local natural resource planning process. 2) Create constituencies for sustainable natural resources management 3) Improve the livelihoods of stakeholders through technology and sustainable market oriented activities.
Winrock is a subcontractor to the International Resources Group. In that role, it provides: Technical support for USAID Forestry Forum Position papers, sector analyses, and other materials Build cooperation and coordination among government ministries Institutional capacity building and training for government personnel Support and technical guidance for the Green COM public awareness campaign against illegal logging. Technical assistance and training to strengthen local environmental nongovernmental organizations Development assistance of local protocols for managing and resolving natural resource conflict Linkages and support to new public-private alliances