The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) - Towards Spatial Transparency
As a contested 'space' of multiple actors with various interests, we argue that spatial transparency is an important component of extractive industries transparency which need to be elaborated further. Within this regard, we propose action research which focuses on the study of the nexus of EITI and spatial planning processes particularly in West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. This proposed action research will be undertaken through three major activities which focus on West Kalimantan Province:
(1) Collecting and stock taking of the digitized boundaries of all 651 IUP,
(2) Collecting of the existing and the proposed Provincial Spatial Plan Documents (Rencana Tata Ruang Wilayah Propinsi / RTRWP)
(3) Overlaying the first upon the second, and other research and analysis and,
(4) Public outreach and dissemination of results.
Our working hypothesis is that lack of public transparency in spatial realm (which includes lack of access to spatial documents) related to EI has been one of the drivers of ‘land conflicts’ and might lead to the shortcomings of RTRWP as an instrument of spatial planning to promote social justice and sustainability.
Integration of community farmland and community forest into district spatial planning in West Kalimantan
Swandiri supports Lembaga Gemawan to achieve the objective to "harvest" successes for local communities and strives for local governments of Kubu Raya, Sambas and Kayong Utara districts to recognize community rights and support sustainable community-based development on their lands. Swandiri Institute contributes to the compilation and analysis of laws and regulations, organize workshop on methodology, conduct methodology development and verification, organize informal meeting with local NGOs, organize workshop on districts spatial planning. The project produces a policy brief on the arguments sustainable land-use, modelling and scenarios and draft regulation and policies. Moerever, this is integrated with public hearing to districts government and parliament and joint "summit meeting" with three head districts, public consultation and conduct monitoring and evaluation. In line with, we provide strategic advice and guidance to Lembaga Gemawan's staff, including technical assistance, methodology development, research, communication and mapping.
Protection of Local Community’s Productive Lands Against Large-Scale Forest and Peatland Conversion
To contribute to the effort to create access to legally acknowledged community-base low GHG emissions management schemes in West Kalimantan to protect local communities’ right to access, use and management of their land. Swandiri Institute played the role in monitoring and planning follow up and Remaining assignment (MoU and follow up to be integrated with joint summit meeting). As to conduct monitoring and evaluation and planning follow up.
Village Forest Management
The project implemented by Lembaga Gemawan was initiated through project of Advocacy on People’s Land Rights, Forest and CommodityThe project implemented by Lembaga Gemawan was initiated through project of Advocacy on People’s Land Rights, Forest and Commodity Protection for Sustainability of Livelihood through Village Forest Management and Women Participation in West Kalimantan. Since the initiation in 2009, Village Forest Management has come to its final phase to legalized its status. Swandiri Institute bridge the process of consultation with the head of the regency (bupati) and West Kalimantan Governor and The Ministry of Forestry Indonesia.
Our works are driven by the ideal to
strive for sustainable environment, anti-corruption and democracy.
Our organization consists of several activists whose expertises
in their field, has assisted local NGOs and other partners on
spatial planning advocacy and consensus-building .
Jl. Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo
Gg. Silvajaya No. 3 Pontianak 78117,
Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia
Tel./Fax: +62 561 577773