Despite firm development efforts by development partners and the national and local governments, Tanah Papua (Papua and West Papua Provinces) still faces challenges such as low economic growth, high poverty rates, Increasing social and wealth disparities, prevalent violence against women, and social conflicts. UNDP is committed to support Tanah Papua to address those challenges. Building on UNDP's extensive work in Tanah Papua in the areas of policy advocacy, technical assistance, and capacity building as well as knowledge sharing facilitation, UNDP intends to establish a new programme platform -Papua Platform- to support the national and local development acceleration agenda in Tanah Papua. The platform will be an important tool to: (1) ensure a concerted effort to tackle development issues holistically and align programmes with national and local priorities, (2) facilitate coordination among development partners, and (3) serve as a programme umbrella to host various interventions in supporting Papua's development. The Platform will lead to strengthened partnerships among the national and subnational governments, development partners, donors, and the private sector in seizing financing opportunities to support the various programmes in Tanah Papua. During this initiation phase, the Papua Platform will focus on integrating environmental and climate change mitigation policies into the national and regional development policies and priorities, promoting and advocating West Papua as a Conservation Province, as well as a providing technical assistance for capacity building activities for National History Museums. The PIP will produce a full-fledge Programme Document aiming to support the national and provincial governments in the implementation of the above-mentioned Interventions.