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Making Progress in Indonesia
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Ambitions for Indonesian forest conservation in 2012 are high. The Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA) pilot in Indonesia is the first of its kind within the UN-REDD Programme, and aims by close of the year to complete customized data collection, to provide policy recommendations, and to ensure that the Presidential REDD+ Task Force endorses and actively uses the PGA as a monitoring and evaluation instrument.
The development of the Indonesian PGA pilot has been a widely inclusive and instructive process. Both national and sub-national level actors (including “provincial working groups” in Aceh, Riau, Jambi, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Papua and West Papua) have contributed to identifying the following priority issues:
Law and Policy Framework, REDD+ Actors’ Capacity to engage and involve in planning,
implementation and follow-up of the national REDD+ strategy (Government, Civil Society,
Indigenous/Local Community, Business Entities)
Implementation aspects of spatial and forestry planning, rights regulation, forest organization, forest management, controlling and oversight, and REDD+ infrastructure.
To ensure a methodologically sound indicator structure, government representatives, civil society, academia, governance practitioners and members of the UN-REDD Programme, gathered in Bogor West Java in February. Following the work of this PGA expert panel, the indicator set will be developed through several consultations at both the national and sub-national level, and serve as a basis for collecting the data necessary to assess REDD+ governance in Indonesia. This will then be the corner stone for developing a customized data collection instrument, developing policy recommendations, and engaging with the Presidential REDD+ Task Force, all in the course of 2012.
For more information on The UN-REDD Programme’s involvement in Indonesia – see more here.
 REDD+ is short for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. The UN-REDD Programme is an inter-agency collaborative programme, where FAO, UNEP and UNDP are assisting REDD+ countries in becoming ready for implementing the REDD+ national strategy, also called “REDD+ readiness”