Project Profile

Project profile for Papua: Land of Peace - Civil Society Leadership in Conflict Transformation

Jangka Waktu Project:
January 2009 to December 2012
Organisasi Pendana:
  • ADB
Pemerintah Mitra:
  • Direktorat Jenderal Pembangunan Daerah
  • Kementerian Pekerjaan Umum (Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya Air)
  • Kementerian Pertanian (Direktorat Jenderal Sarana Pertanian)
Project Sektor:
Anggaran Project:
$Can 339.589
Project Summary:

This project will strengthen strategic civil society organizations (CSOs) in Papua (eastern extreme of Indonesia), a region with extensive natural resource extraction activities where the population, mostly indigenous, is among the poorest in the country. A significant part of the challenges experienced by Papua is related to unsustainable resource extraction initiatives that are designed without community consultation and that often provide little benefit to the local communities.

The objective of this project is to foster a functioning civil society able to better promote and protect the rights and interests of its vulnerable population. This will be achieved by providing select CSOs with the tools and professional experience to engage the indigenous population and address issues in the areas of good governance, environment and HIV/AIDS, which is particularly prevalent in Papua.

Beneficiaries: direct: 6,650 people; indirect 75,000 people.