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EcoNusa Outlook 2021 Highlights

Continuing the efforts that have been made in 2020, in 2021 EcoNusa has designed a work program that includes Policy Advocacy and Strategic Cooperation, Capacity Development and Resilience of Indigenous Peoples, Sustainable Ocean Movement, and Strategic Communication Support for Eastern Indonesia. 

30 Selected Participants SED Kelas Menengah 2020

Some time ago, the EcoNusa Foundation announced 30 selected participants in the School of Eco Diplomacy (SED) Kelas Menengah training program which took place virtually from 17 October to 30 November 2020.

Profile of the 2020 Maluku EcoNusa Expedition Team

It doesn't feel like the cluster of islands has gone too far. 27 points have been visited. There are various interesting stories about local wisdom and the struggle of indigenous peoples in preserving the environment.

The Job Creation Law and Its Implications for Forests, Environment, and Indigenous Peoples in the Land of Papua

The presence of the Draft Law on Job Creation has caused polemics in the community. The various regulations contained in it are considered to have ignored the principles of justice and protection of society and natural resources. Even though it has drawn protests from various elements of society, the Indonesian Parliament still knocks the hammer for the ratification of the Job Creation Bill in a plenary session on October 5, 2020.

Covid-19 Prevention Pocket Book

Currently, the Covid-19 pandemic has spread throughout Indonesia, including in Papua. Reporting from Covid-19.kemenkes.go.id, Covid-19 has infected 4,162 people in Papua Province and 941 people in West Papua Province. This pandemic certainly has a serious impact on everyday life. Distance education and curfews were introduced. There is no gathering together like before. A joint effort is needed to reduce the Covid-19 number in the Land of Papua.

The virtual coordination meeting of the Papua and West Papua Provincial Governments with Development Partners

The virtual coordination meeting of the Papua and West Papua Provincial Governments with Development Partners has been taking place for two days, 14 to 15 July 2020. The meeting discussed several matters, such as implementation achievement of the Manokwari Declaration, results of the Development Partners coordination meeting follow-up, and plans’  synchronization of Development Partners program related to Sustainable Development.

Mangrove Expedition Report

EcoNusa Foundation together with the West Papua Province Regional Research and Development Agency, Universitas Papua, and WRI Indonesia explore the vast expanse of mangrove forests in West Papua. For two weeks we sailed 1000 miles covering 5 districts (Kaimana, Fakfak, Bintuni, South Sorong, and Raja Ampat) with 9 villages in it.

News from the Field - Pandemic Impact on Indigenous Peoples (3)

In addition to marine and cultural tourism, terrestrial tourism (land tourism) was not immune from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Birdwatching ecotourism or bird watching is one of the terrestrial tourism which is a source of income for the people of Papua. Just like marine and cultural tourism, the manager of bird watching in Papua has also experienced significant impacts due to the pandemic.

Papuan Young Scientist Program Socialization

The land of Papua is home to a diversity of flora and fauna. There are 3,764 vertebrate species and 200,000 invertebrate species. In addition there are also 13,402 vascular plant species. The number will continue to grow considering there are still many areas that have not been touched by researchers.

Tabea Bulletin Vol 3

The third edition of Tabea Bulletin takes theme of the Indonesian Rainforest. This theme was chosen while celebrating the commemoration of World Rainforest Day which falls on June 22, 2020. We also shared the story of the ongoing game in Kampung Klayili, Sorong Regency, West Papua Province.

News from the Field - Pandemic Impact on Indigenous Peoples (2)

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Land of Papua was also received by the people taken from the tourism sector. As a result of the absence of tourists visiting the Cenderawasih Earth, homestay managers, ecotourism operators, and other tourism facilities providers are losing hope. Some people have to find other ways to meet their daily needs during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

News from the Field - Pandemic Impact on Indigenous Peoples (1)

Since March 2020, social restrictions and closure of sea and air transportation access to the Provinces of Papua and West Papua by local governments have been widely applied in all districts. The aim is to prevent and control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Land of Papua. This step is considered quite able to stem the spread of Covid-19 in the Land of Papua. But on the other hand, social restrictions and closure of transportation access also have an impact on indigenous groups and communities in general in the Land of Papua, not least in agriculture and commodities.

Rainforest Day Webinar PPT

The provinces of Papua and West Papua contribute more than 38% of the total forest cover owned by Indonesia. Tropical rain forests play a role as a home for a variety of endemic flora and fauna, climate offsets because they can store carbon, as well as a source of livelihood for indigenous peoples who live in the vicinity. Unfortunately, over time, tropical rain forests in Papua have experienced serious threats, including deforestation, forest degradation, land conversion, species introduction, peatland destruction, and infrastructure development.

Tabea Bulletin Vol 2

The second edition of the Tabea newsletter has been published. Biodiversity is the main issue that we choose, coinciding with World Biodiversity Day. We also invite young researchers to register themselves to conduct academic research in the field of sustainable development.

Annual Report EcoNusa Foundation 2019

The 2019 is deemed a crucial momentum to a newly born organization like EcoNusa Foundation. On that year, we try to pose ourselves as a professional and credible organization to initiate a transformation in Indonesia related particularly to save and protect environment in the eastern parts of Indonesia and the archipelagic ocean. The organization runs through various challenges linked particularly to the social and political issues in the Land of Papua. Let alone, 2019 was deemed a political year in which regional head election, legislative and presidential elections were simultaneously carried out across the country and thus it sparked the domestic political tension at the time. However, we keep on moving to strive for justice and sustainability of forest and indigenous community in the eastern regions of Indonesia including the sustainability of ocean management in Indonesia.

 

Tabea Bulletin Vol 1

In Maluku and Papua society, tabea is synonymous with the word greeting. For us, tabea means sowing natural seeds. This is in line with the mission of this bulletin as a forum for communication and enrichment of environmental issues to young Indonesians, especially the younger generation in the Land of Papua and the Maluku Islands which are the main focus of the Econusa program. Happy reading the inaugural Tabea bulletin

Report on the Implementation of the Land of Papua Ecotourism Workshop

We hope this training is a stepping stone for the advancement of ecotourism in Papua. Through ecotourism, forests and the sea can support the future of local communities. By ensuring forests and seas remain "healthy" unwittingly also supports the government in supporting changes in Papua's forests estimating 5.5 Gigatons of Carbon that is still stored in Papua's wilderness.

Annual Report EcoNusa Foundation 2018

EcoNusa Foundation intends to magnify and amplify a more constructive narrative of Papua to the outer of the region. Meanwhile, capacity building is carried out on the grass root level through communication strategy development in collaboration with all stakeholders and its local partners. This is deemed very strategic role to EcoNusa Foundation. It is expected that the intensive communication and stakeholder engagement will serve as trust building process at all level so as to create a constructive intervention, despite the challenge. The purpose is that the positive narrative of the Land of Papua is acceptable and comprehensible to the outer world of the Land of Papua. 

School of EcoDiplomacy (SED) 2019 Report: Jayapura

Environmental threat and the massive potential of youth become the motivation for EcoNusa Foundation to initiate the School of Eco Diplomacy (SED). EcoNusa sees the importance of youth participatory, especially those who live in the urban area of the Land of Papua, to become the advocate and ambassador for environment conservation through modern approach using social media and campaign. 

 

School of EcoDiplomacy (SED) 2019 Report: Manokwari

Environmental threat and the massive potential of youth become the motivation for EcoNusa Foundation to initiate the School of Eco Diplomacy (SED). EcoNusa sees the importance of youth participatory, especially those who live in the urban area of the Land of Papua, to become the advocate and ambassador for environment conservation through modern approach using social media and campaign. 

 

NGO Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries and Ocean Management.

Seeing the impending threat, KORAL, a coalition of nine NGOs, is created to remind stakeholders in the fisheries and ocean sector always to prioritize sustainable management and withhold the principle of participatory democracy with integrity.

Food and Land Use Study

This study aims to analyze food security and nutrition as a basis for recommendations for local governments to map sustainable Food and Land Use (FOLU). Data collection is carried out between January and April 2019 through primary data collection (in-depth interviews, group interviews at workshops, focus group discussions, market surveys, observations), and secondary data (literature study, secondary data analysis). The summary is divided into 4 sections according to the discussion in the report: Food use, food access, food availability, and governance.

Manokwari Declaration

The Manokwari Declaration endorsed the shared vision of Tanah Papua namely "Land of Peace, Sustainability, Sustainability, and Dignity". Fourteen points were obtained which required the commitment of the government and development partners in order to support and strengthen the people of Tanah Papua.

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