West Papua Proposes Vision To become a "Conservation Province"

At the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum, Governor Mandacan of West Papua, Indonesia presented on the current state of the province and his plans to change the trajectory of West Papua moving forward. Currently, the poverty rate of the province is extremely high despite the wealth of economic potential within West Papua. To make this change, Governor Mandacan plans to protect tropical forests, develop sustainable livelihoods, and recognize the rights of indigenous peoples.

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GCF Task Force provinces set 2018 agenda

The GCF Task Force - Indonesia held its first regional meeting of 2018 on 8-9 May. Thirteen representatives from the GCF provinces of Aceh, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, West Papua, and Papua participated in the meeting, along with guest speakers Professor Rizaldi Boer (CCROM-SEAP) and Ms. Anna Tosiani (Ministry of Environment and Forestry).

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