Yayasan Planet Indonesia

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Equator Prize Winner: 2017
Year of establishment: 2012
Location: Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia
Ecosystem: Forests, coasts

Fighting economic activities detrimental to the environment, Planet Indonesia identifies, under the leadership of the benefiting Dayak communities, sustainable livelihood opportunities through the development of conservation compacts and community businesses. Activities range from forest protection to anti-wildlife trafficking to securing land rights. Business groups have been set up in more than 50 villages, comprising 2,100 members, more than two-thirds of whom are women and/or indigenous. Community members are trained to run small-scale businesses, savings and loans programs build community capital, a revolving fund covers damages and operational costs, and coaching and mentoring ensures long-term sustainability of each community business. 30,000 hectares of forest have been protected and over 40,000 seedlings planted. To build awareness of the importance of conservation across generations, a fellowship program provides 50 high school students annually with funds to conduct adaptation and mitigation projects.

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Novia Sagita
Executive Director

http://www.planetindonesia.org

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Equator Prize 2017

 

Asia and the Pacific

Ecoagriculture and Food Security
Sustainable Forestry

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Equator Prize 2017

 

Ecoagriculture and Food Security
Sustainable Forestry

Equator Prize 2017

 

Ecoagriculture and Food Security
Sustainable Forestry

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Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2017
Year of establishment: 2012
Location: Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia
Ecosystem: Forests, coasts

Fighting economic activities detrimental to the environment, Planet Indonesia identifies, under the leadership of the benefiting Dayak communities, sustainable livelihood opportunities through the development of conservation compacts and community businesses. Activities range from forest protection to anti-wildlife trafficking to securing land rights. Business groups have been set up in more than 50 villages, comprising 2,100 members, more than two-thirds of whom are women and/or indigenous. Community members are trained to run small-scale businesses, savings and loans programs build community capital, a revolving fund covers damages and operational costs, and coaching and mentoring ensures long-term sustainability of each community business. 30,000 hectares of forest have been protected and over 40,000 seedlings planted. To build awareness of the importance of conservation across generations, a fellowship program provides 50 high school students annually with funds to conduct adaptation and mitigation projects.

Contact Information

Novia Sagita
Executive Director
http://www.planetindonesia.org