Sintang Green Budget Tagging Working Group's First Assembly
As one of the regencies in West Borneo with significant rainforest coverage, the Sintang Regency committed itself to sustainable development for future generations, putting its vision into action by implementing the Green Sintang initiative.
Green Sintang refers to the transition to sustainable, low carbon development principles, and preservation of natural resources and ecosystems. The Sintang government recognizes the need to engage stakeholders in land use planning to ensure sustainability and more equitable distribution of benefits from development. Despite the establishment of new large-scale plantations within the area, Green Sintang is still attainable with the programs introduced by Yayasan Strategi Konservasi Indonesia (YSKI/CSF Indonesia) and other civil society organizations (CSOs) under the Circle of Green Regency group partners (Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari, LTKL).
On July 6th and 7th, 2022, local government institutions and Yayasan Strategi Konservasi Indonesia conducted a two-day in-depth workshop on Green Budget Tagging (GBT). The participants were strategically selected to ensure that the practice will be implemented thoroughly into their development planning.
“This is a continuation of our activities in May. The provincial government pushes us to begin the budget tagging process – to calculate the macroeconomic framework. On behalf of the Sintang government, we would like to thank CSF for its assistance, especially in Green Budget Tagging because this pattern can be replicated for tagging other programs, even the IKU (Indeks Kinerja Utama) program in Sintang Regency. Our civil servants' friends were lucky that through this workshop they had the opportunity to learn Green Budget Tagging, which can be applied to other programs according to the needs of local governments.”
- Boby Oktavianus of Sintang’s Development Planning Agency
Throughout 2022, Yayasan Strategi Konservasi Indonesia will continue to aid and support the team of participants in conducting GBT. Using an online platform the mentors and participants will connect and discuss their findings in real-time. This workshop will be followed by several activities to monitor the progress and implementation of the respective institutions.
This collaboration was made possible by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.