Multi-Stakeholder Governance

At INOBU, we believe that real transformation is outside the reach of any one group of actors. Systemic change is only possible when diverse actors collaborate to solve the problems causing environmental degradation and rural poverty. The power of the multi-stakeholder governance lies in the opportunity for actors from different levels of government, diverse economic sectors and civil society to come together and discuss and resolve intractable environmental, social and economic issues. Although all of INOBU’s work is developed through multi-stakeholder approaches, two processes demonstrate our commitment to collaborative approaches for solving environmental problems:

  • Coordination of the GCF Taskforce in Indonesia.
  • Facilitation of Working Groups for Jurisdictional Sustainability.

GCF. INOBU coordinates the Indonesia efforts of the leading subnational alliance for reducing deforestation, the Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCF). Consisting of 35 states and provinces from nine (9) countries, the GCF platform includes seven (7) of Indonesia’s most highly forested provinces. Led by Governors, the GCF promotes a multi-stakeholder approach, bringing together both the public sector, private actors and indigenous people to address tropical deforestation.

Working Groups. In our work promoting sustainable commodity production, we facilitate change by involving actors along the entire supply, including the private sector, government, communities, and farmers. We develop and facilitate multi-stakeholder platforms – in the form of Working Groups – to achieve jurisdictional goals, for example, for reducing deforestation or achieving Zero Deforestation. Three districts in Central Kalimantan have established Working Groups to help them achieve jurisdictional sustainability. These Working Groups consist of: local governments, oil palm growers, non-government organizations, indigenous people and smallholder farmers.

The mandates of the Working Group are:

  • to remove the risk of deforestation and social conflict from the palm oil supply chain;
  • to develop a work plan and resources needed to promote the jurisdictional certification of palm oil; and
  • to provide inputs to support jurisdictional certification and perform other operational steps that are relevant to the jurisdictional certification of palm oil.

Read more about Multi-stakeholder Governance in this brief on the Jurisdictional Approach for sustainability.

Follow the progress of the Working Groups here:

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