Organised by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry in partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and Earthmind
- build national interest in the VCA approach across Indonesia;
- identify new areas in the country to be registered as VCAs; and
- agree on a set of strategic actions for moving forward.
A workshop on Verified Conservation Areas (VCA) took place on 24-25 September 2018 has at the Hotel Santika Premiere Jakarta. The meeting noted that:
- A VCA is an area managed for conservation that has been verified by being listed on the VCA Registry.
- VCA registration is a tool (as voluntary) to encourage transparency and accountability for areas, such as Essential Ecosystem Area (EEA) management.
- EEAs can be registered as VCAs for international recognition and promotion.
- The Ministry of Environment and Forestry will learn lessons from the first three areas in Indonesia that have been listed on the VCA Registry.
- The Seblat Elephant Corridors EEA and the Mangrove Teluk Pangpang (Pampang Bay) EEA will be registered as the pilot VCAs.
Following up on this meeting, established EEAs - that have been formed as an institution both single or collaborative and have a conservation action plan – can register as VCAs. This registration can be done by central government, and/or local governments -province or districts, NGOs, community groups, or individuals.
Monday, 24 September 2018
12.00 – 13.30 Registration and Lunch
13.30 – 14:05 Opening Ceremony of the Workshop
14.05 – 14.30 Overview of the Workshop
14.30 – 15.00 Introduction to the VCA Approach
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee Break
15.15 – 16.15 VCA and Sustainable Development
16.15 – 17.00 Management of Conservation Areas in Indonesia
17.00 – 18.00 Discussion
18.00 – Break/Dinner
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
9.00 – 10.00 Management of KEE in Indonesia
10.00 – 10.15 Coffee Break
10.15 – 10.30 VCA in Indonesia
10.30 – 12.00 Presentations: Mangrove Presentations and Seblat Elephant Corridor
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.30 Discussion and Introduction to Discussion Groups
13.30 – 15.00 Discussion/Consultation Groups for Follow-Up Steps
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 17.30 Presentation of the Results of Group Discussions
17.30 – 18.00 Closure of the Workshop
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
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