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We have 11 items tagged with ‘Indonesia’.
  • Representatives of Indonesia communities discussed ways to improve urban conditions at the third Urban Social Forum (Photo: Fabrizio Salvatori)

    Indonesian civil society discusses its urban future

    Guest blogger John Taylor reports back from Indonesia's third Urban Social Forum, where citizens came together to imagine the kind of cities they want to live in

    21 January 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • A riverbank settlement in Indonesia illustrates the vulnerability of residents to both flooding and pollution (Photo: Isabelle Lemaire/IIED)

    Comparing approaches to riverbank vulnerability in Indonesia

    What lessons can be learned from two markedly different cases of vulnerability among urban riverbank settlements in Indonesia?

    8 January 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Relocated street vendors operate in the car park below the alun-alun of the Masjid Raya Mosque in Bandung, but this basement area does not attract many customers and vendors have to breathe in car and motorcycle fumes due to the poor air circulation (Photo: Kemal Jufri/Panos Pictures)

    Building trust through dialogue with street-food vendors

    Street-food vendors' businesses are often threatened in the name of progress, but a new initiative from IIED and Hivos is looking to bridge the divide, protecting livelihoods and an important source of cheap food

    5 November 2015 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • This car park area below the alun-alun of the Masjid Raya Mosque in Bandung is a 'green zone', where street vending is permitted by the Bandung authorities. But business is slow and the environment is poor (Photo: Kemal Jufri/Panos Pictures)

    Building fairer food futures

    Powerful images from Uganda and Indonesia highlight the importance of informal food vendors in the food systems of the rural and urban poor

    16 October 2015 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Villagers harvesting a cinnamon tree near the village of Lubuk Beringin, Jambi province Indonesia. Villagers are managing the forests sustainably using traditional values (Photo: Tri Saputro/ CIFOR, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Arguing the case for community forestry

    The Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) in Indonesia has been supporting these community forestry initiatives to make sure they are not just a feel-good campaign for the government. A new report entitled Arguing Forests tells the story of the group, covering a decade of work and here we are given an insight into their most recent projects.

    7 April 2015 | Blog | Forests
  • Sumba, Indonesia: A local man operates a new diesel-rice-husk-powered electricity generator. It currently serves 70 households and could serve more.  The government pays for it, contractors build it and the community runs it (Photo: Sarah Best/IIED)

    Energy literacy for all? Cracking the very hard 'soft side' of energy development

    Increasing energy access and transitioning from dirty to clean energy requires capacity building – but current capacity building efforts need a makeover to be effective. So far, it seams that capacity building measures just aren’t delivering results. This blog posts some thoughts and questions about the way forward.

    22 September 2014 | Blog | Energy
  • An excerpt from the Challenging the constitutionality of adverse laws: Success stories from Indonesia webinar

    Striking down adverse investment laws: success stories from Indonesia

    How is it possible to challenge laws that promote investment but adversely affect the rights of local communities? Two legal empowerment practitioners from peasants' rights and indigenous peoples organisations in Indonesia recently shared their experiences during IIED's first Legal Tools webinar.

    25 March 2014 | Blog | Land acquisitions and rights
  • Energy: One for all, and all for one

    Most of the 2 million car trips shared every month are taken to save money and to make friends. The 112,000 tonnes of C02 saved every year are an added bonus.

    30 May 2012 | Blog | Energy
  • Needed: Local farmers and communities to plant trees in Indonesia

    Forests cover almost half of Indonesia’s surface but, because growing new tree plantations and sustainably managing forests has historically not kept pace with the country’s extensive timber proces

    22 February 2012 | Blog | Forests
  • Hotel Sri Tahjung

    Rafts of rubber and a hotel for birds with spit that sells

    There’s plenty of room at the Hotel Sri Tahjung. Any time of year… you can find it here. But if you want to stay, you’ll need a pair of wings and plenty of saliva.

    21 February 2012 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Indonesia: Reshaping the debate on small-scale farmers

    17 February 2012 | Blog | Food and agriculture
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