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

    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.

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

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

  • Central Kalimantan Marks a Milestone Towards a Green Economy Transformation Mar 4, 2015

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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)

  • Jambi launches first ever provincial-level forestry governance index in Indonesia Dec 21, 2014

    JAKARTA (22 December, 2014) – Jambi, one of Indonesia’s most forested provinces, on Monday launched the country’s first-ever district level forest governance index. The Report analyses the Province’s current state of forest governance and the implications for the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

  • 4,200 households stand to benefit from a new partnership with Bank of NTT Nov 24, 2014

    JAKARTA (November 24, 2014) – Around 4,200 households in Indonesia’s province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) are expected to benefit from a new agreement between UNDP with state-owned Bank NTT, to strengthen livelihoods of communities prone to climate change effects.

  • WORLD-FIRST REDD+ ACADEMY LAUNCHED IN INDONESIA Nov 3, 2014

    Yogyakarta, Indonesia 31 October 2014 | The world's first REDD+ Academy designed to energise efforts to combat deforestation by creating financial value for carbon stored in forests, was launched in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, bringing together 83 representatives from Asia-Pacific governments, Indonesian parliamentarians and members of the media.

  • Indonesia eyes nationwide application of Disaster Recovery Index in 2015 Oct 30, 2014

    Jakarta, October 30 – Indonesia, one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, aims to have a standardized national tool that can measure recovery progress in communities affected by natural disasters, by next year. The Disaster Recovery Index was piloted in communities affected by the 2010 Mount Merapi eruption and the lahar floods in 2011.

  • Indonesia Launches First Ever MDGs Data Collection for All of its Districts Oct 16, 2014

    The Government of Indonesia, with support from the United Development Programme (UNDP), on Thursday launched the first ever Millennium Development Goal (MDGs) data collection for all of the country’s 497 districts. The data set was launched simultaneously with the release of the 2013 national MDG report.

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