The Role of Strategic Environmental Assessment in Green Sintang 2030
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, CSF Indonesia held its first-ever webinar as a part of our collaborative engagement with the Sintang District Government in West Kalimantan, Indonesia for its Green Sintang Action Plan. The webinar focused on increasing the capacity of stakeholders from the government and non-governmental institutions in regard to Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and its role in the Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Daerah (RPJMD or Medium Regional Development Plan).
The webinar was attended by more than 100 people from both the government and non-governmental institutions via Zoom and YouTube Livestream. Participants actively engaged in the discussion sessions by asking the experts questions about the role of SEA in ensuring green development in Indonesia. Together, the participants and the experts were able to come to a consensus about the importance of SEA in formulating the RPJMD.
Sintang’s Regent, Dr. Jarot Winarno, kicked off the webinar by expressing his support and emphasizing how Sintang is open to reforming their SEA in order to accommodate green development within the district. His remarks encompassed the vision of Green Sintang 2030 and highlighted Sintang’s determination to develop its district in a more eco-friendly and sustainable way.
The webinar will be followed by a series of online courses with Sintang’s stakeholders about SEA, focusing on the capacity building of local stakeholders in writing the technocratic draft for the RPJMD. This is part of CSF Indonesia's long-term policy engagement with the Sintang District Government. As always, we are grateful to The David and Lucile Packer Foundation for making this work possible.