Category: Indigenous people

Beria Leimona

Beria Leimona

Dr Leimona is a an ecosystem services specialist who joined ICRAF in 2002. Originally from Indonesia, Dr Leimona contributes to action research and policy formulation of pro-poor rewards for environmental services initiatives in Asia and globally. She is a committee member of the Ecosystem Services Partnership and the Environment and Economics Programme for Southeast Asia network. She holds a PhD in Environmental Systems Analysis from Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

learning landscapes, Asia, RUPES

Learning how landscapes work for better livelihoods and ecosystems

The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry in collaboration with the World Agroforestry Centre and the RUPES project has been maintaining ‘learning landscapes’ for over a decade to discover ways of helping poor smallholders’ improve their...

Jayawijaya Low-Emissions Development Working Group public consultation Wamena

Papuan local wisdom works with scientific knowledge to reduce greenhouse gases

Jayawijaya regency in central Papua province, Indonesia, is combing local ecological wisdom with scientific technical support to devise low-emission development through land-use plans   The Baliem Valley in central Papua has no road access and was only ‘discovered’...

Ambassador Skoog (L) and Mr Levrans Yarisetow

A village in Papua sets out to save the world

A small, remote village in Papua province, Indonesia, wants to share the knowledge it has gained to help slow climate change, beginning with the ambassador of the European Union   The village of Wambena, clinging to a clifftop...

Customary leader Wambena Mr Levrans Yarisetouw

Papua is ready but the world isn’t

Home to a vast area of natural forests considered critical to slowing climate change, Papua province in Indonesia is ready to develop a ‘green economy’ but the world isn’t ready to invest   Committed to retaining 80% of...

Olof Skoog, Hery Dosinaen, Papua

EU ambassador visits ParCiMon project sites in Papua

His Excellency Olof Skoog, Ambassador of the European Union to Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and ASEAN, visited Papua province, Indonesia, to encourage forest protection and sustainable development through the ParCiMon project   Ambassador Skoog visited Jayapura and Jayawijaya districts...

Landscape as a gradient from rice fields to village, agroforest and remaining natural forest in North Sumatra; the drawing was developed jointly with villagers to emphasize conservation options other than eviction of villages and creating a national park.

New book arms people with knowledge on landscapes in a changing climate

As the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) launched a new book — designed to arm people with evidence and tools for designing climate smart landscapes—its lead editor underscored the fact that we are a long way from achieving sustainable,...