Indonesian VCA Strategic Workshop

Hotel Santika Premier Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

Organised by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry in partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and Earthmind

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  • 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.

Workshop Statement

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:

  1. A VCA is an area managed for conservation that has been verified by being listed on the VCA Registry.
  2. VCA registration is a tool (as voluntary) to encourage transparency and accountability for areas, such as Essential Ecosystem Area (EEA) management.
  3. EEAs can be registered as VCAs for international recognition and promotion.
  4. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry will learn lessons from the first three areas in Indonesia that have been listed on the VCA Registry.
  5. 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.

Indonesia VCA

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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