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Green Sintang: Sustainable Landscape Training

Sustainable Landscape Training Sintang West Kalimantan Indonesia
Participants during the closing ceremony, waving the symbol of L for ‘Lestari’ (Green). Photo credit: C. Desta Pratama.

At the end of July, CSF Indonesia conducted a training on Sustainable Development and Integrated Landscape Policy in collaboration with the government of Sintang Regency, in the West Kalimantan Province in Indonesia. As part of CSF’s Sustainable Landscape Program, this four-day training was designed to support the government in developing a roadmap to achieve a “Green Sintang” by 2021. The Regent of Sintang (Bupati), Mr. Jarot Winarno, opened the training with a speech emphasizing the importance of cooperation among all stakeholders to develop a Green Sintang Regency, and ultimately promote community well-being while maintaining the majority of land cover in the region as forest.

This ambitious concept aims to balance economic growth with the preservation of natural resources, including cultural and historical values. The training provided both an overview as well as specific concepts on sustainable development, land governance, economics, and development policy. Interactive discussions, games, and exercises allowed participants to engage with these topics in a participatory way.

In September, we will train a group of local facilitators for the upcoming scenario planning process, which will take place in early October. Stay tuned for more as this project develops!

This project is made possible through the generous support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.