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  • 30 Jun 2015
    Economic empowerment key to success of ‘people-centred’ project in Papua

    Jakarta, June 30 – A flagship UNDP project in the far-flung provinces of Tanah Papua is coming to a close and on Tuesday local communities came together to share stories about how the project improved their lives. The second phase of People-Centred Development Project (PCDP) – supported by the Government of Indonesia and New Zealand Aid (NZAID) - aims to harness existing local capacity and economic resources to create and improve livelihoods in five regencies spread out in West Papua and Papua provinces. They are Sarmi, Boeven Digoel, Jayapura, Fakafak and Wamena Speaking at the PCDP seminar in Jakarta, New Zealand Ambassador Dr Trevor Matheson praised the success of the project, which has also boosted the production of food products made from nutmeg, honey, fish and coconut as well as supporting local farmers to increase their crop production. “The PCDP has finally improved prosperity in Papua through the successful business development and marketing of locally made products for increased incomes for communities,” said Ambassador Matheson “The PCDP viewed from the upper side is a sustainable economic development activity, but underneath it has generated a silver glow providing the guiding light for community led businesses to find their way in the private sector in Papua,” added Ambassador Matheson whose New Zealand government contributed NZ $ 4.6 million to the Project. UNDP Resident Representative Douglas Broderick said the PCDP project worked with local governments and communities to find economic solutions and opportunities that are appropriate to the local environment and has helped develop businesses from commodities that are in abundance in the communities. “This is what local economic development is about – it is about helping to generate sustainable business opportunities that can benefit a broad range of people across the provinces, and not just a few,” said Broderick. Deputy Minister of BAPPENAS, Imron Bulkin, said that all parties including local government now need to focus on how to sustain the results of the programme in the local communities, and also expand and replicate the successful initiatives. “Most of the products have passed the certification process from the Food Agency, we now need to think of ways to market the products further. We need to further strengthen the capacity of the producers to make this into a sustainable livelihood,” said Imron. Ambassador Matheson echoed this view, saying many development projects appear to deliver strong results in the beginning and fizzled after a period of time. “Two, three or five years after their completion we hear little of them or their benefits. PCDP 2 must not become one of them,” he said. Travelling more than 5,000 km from his hometown, Sarmi to capital Jakarta, Yonece Manibor shared how his coconut oil production has supported his livelihood. “Every month we sell up to 120 liters of coconut oil and I’ve been able save money at the bank and buy my children school kits. I hope this can continue for a longer period,” Manibor told participants of the seminar. For more testimonies and stories from the field, please go to our website, http://www.id.undp.org/content/indonesia/en/home.html

  • 19 Jun 2015
    Helen Clark Welcomes Pope Francis Encyclical On The Poor And Climate Change

    I welcome Pope Francis' very important contribution to the climate change debate through his encyclical on the environment and the poor.

  • 07 Jun 2015
    Pole to Paris cycles with key ministers, Indonesian public to raise climate change awareness

    Jakarta, June 7 – British scientist and climate change campaigner Daniel Price on Sunday cycled with Indonesia’s Chief Economic Minister Sofyan Djalil and Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya, along with more than 500 other cyclists, to mark World Environment Day in the Indonesian capital.

  • 05 Jun 2015
    Valuing nature: World Environment Day highlights key agenda for Indonesia and the globe

    Jakarta, 5 June 2015 - Today is Word Environment Day, and this year’s theme “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care” highlights the threats facing the world’s inhabitants and environment. Indonesia, with its population of almost 250 million, represents 3.5 percent of the seven billion people living on this planet, and that number is increasing every year. The country’s economy has expanded at an average annual rate of five percent in the past decade, giving rise to a middle class of more than 70 million, or three times the population of Australia.

  • 05 Jun 2015
    Indonesian President presented with Forest Governance Index

    BOGOR, Indonesia – June 5 – Marking World Environment Day, Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday was presented with the recently launched 2014 Forest Governance Index, a significant recognition of the report that analyses the strengths and weaknesses of forest governance in the country.

  • 26 May 2015
    Pole to Paris cyclist in Indonesia en route to UN Climate Change Conference

    British scientist Daniel Price has kicked off the Indonesian leg of his bicycle tour to raise global awareness of climate change. His Pole to Paris campaign takes him from the Antarctic to Paris, the site of the United Nations Climate Change Conference later this year.

  • 21 May 2015
    UNDP Launches Forest Governance Iindex 2014 In Indonesia

    JAKARTA – May 21 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia on Thursday launched a comprehensive forest governance index for Indonesia that analyses the strengths and weaknesses of forest governance in the country.

  • 29 Apr 2015
    UNDP Associate Administrator concludes visit to Indonesia, says country’s forests are critical ‘for the whole world’

    UNDP Associate Administrator Ms. Gina Casar has concluded her three-day visit to Indonesia where she stressed the country’s pivotal role in addressing the global development agenda and climate change challenges.

  • 28 Apr 2015
    N-Peace Awards 2015: Nominations Open

    UNDP Indonesia became a member of the N-Peace Network in 2010. N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia working on the advancement of women and peace issues. The network is coordinated by UNDP’s Regional Hub and supports women's leadership for conflict prevention, recovery, peacebuilding and more. Other countries that are part of the network include Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Philippines.

  • 27 Apr 2015
    UN partnership begins global search for local climate change solutions

    New York, 20 April 2015 – A call for nominations opened today for the Equator Prize 2015, marking the beginning of a worldwide outreach effort designed to identify exceptional local efforts to reduce poverty, protect biodiversity, and address climate change.

  • 27 Apr 2015
    [Speech] Tropical Landscapes Summit: A Global Investment Opportunity

    Ms. Gina Casar, UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator Speech at the Inaugural Session of “Tropical Landscapes Summit: A Global Investment Opportunity” 27 April 2015 Jakarta, Indonesia

  • 23 Apr 2015
    UNDP’s commitment to provide tailored high-quality and timely development services to Indonesia & Myanmar

    Representatives of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and UNDP met in Jakarta, Indonesia on 22 April 2015, during the sidelines of the Asia-Africa Conference.

  • 21 Apr 2015
    UNDP Indonesia support the South-South and Triangular Cooperation under the Partnership Framework Agreement (PFA)

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Retno Marsudi, alongside the Minister of National Development Planning Mr. Andrinof Chaniago, Minister of State Secretariat Mr. Praktino, and Vice Minister of Finance Mr. Mardiasmo officially opened an exhibition about Indonesia’s South-South and Trilateral Cooperation at the Asia-Africa Conference.

  • 13 Apr 2015
    Indonesia launches a platform for philanthropic partnerships to combat poverty and promote sustainable development

    Jakarta, Indonesia, 13 April 2015 – The top players of the philanthropic world in Indonesia gathered on Monday to discuss actions to combat poverty and promote sustainable development goals with the United Nations and the Government of Indonesia. Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani opened the “Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy” gathering in Jakarta.

  • 12 Mar 2015
    Indonesia addresses deforestation challenges in its aim to double palm oil production by 2020

    Samantha Newport, Global Communications Advisor, Green Commodities Programme, UNDP; samantha.newport@undp.org Tomi Soetjipto, UNDP Communication Specialist; suryo.tomi@undp.org; +62811888814

  • 12 Mar 2015
    Poverty reduction and forest protection in Indonesia are two sides of the same coin

    To prosper and to reduce poverty and inequality Indonesia must continue to curb deforestation and protect its threatened forests. Since President Joko Widodo came to power last October, he has adopted important policies designed to further bring down poverty and reduce inequality.

  • 04 Mar 2015
    Central Kalimantan Marks a Milestone Towards a Green Economy Transformation

    On Tuesday, Central Kalimantan became the first province in Indonesia to have officially initiated the application of a Green Economy Model - a key tool that can support the country’s ambitious reduction target on green house gas (GHG) emissions.

  • 24 Feb 2015
    Indonesia kicks off scheme for palm oil farmers to meet new sustainability standards

    Jakarta – Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil producer, has kicked off a UNDP-supported nationwide certification process to help palm oil smallholder farmers – who produce about 40% of the country’s palm oil - increase their productivity in a sustainable, environmentally responsible and legal manner.

  • 10 Feb 2015
    UNDP Chief wraps up two day visit to Indonesia

    10 February, Jakarta -- UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has wrapped up a two-day visit to Indonesia, where she met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, ministers, and Parliament Speaker Setya Novanto and senior Members of Parliament. She also launched a disaster recovery toolkit in co-operation with the Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project Steering Committee (TGLLP-SC) and the UN Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID)

  • 05 Feb 2015
    Fishing for More than Just the Catch of the Day

    MANOKWARI, West Papua, Indonesia – Dorsila Wanma is a West Papuan fisherwoman in her 60s. Her whitish, frizzy hair crowns a face free of lines. Like those belonging to a strong swimmer, her muscled arms and legs tell of a discipline which she admits to having followed every single day of her adult life. Dorsila is awake by 4am every day. She gets out and pushes her thin, rickety boat across a white sand beach in the village of Menyumfoka, and into the seawaters, before getting into it.

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