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What’s Planned in Indonesia – the Pilot Cities Share their Ideas for 2013

What’s Planned in Indonesia – the Pilot Cities Share their Ideas for 2013
04/03/2013

Indonesia

As part of a new series, looking at the development of the different pilot cities after the end of the DELGOSEA project, we are asking this month: what are the four Indonesian pilot cities, Kupang, Pangkal Pinang, Tarakan and Wakatobi doing in 2013?

Two of the Indonesian cities, Kupang and Tarakan, were inspired by the Philippine’s Eco-savers from Marikina - both have gone from strength to strength since the end of the EU-cofinanced project in October 2012. In Kupang, an evaluation of the original programme that had included three schools in a recycling effort is nearly finished and the project is expected to be extended to more schools and other institutions in the local community. Tarakan went even further and has already expanded the scheme (called TALING = environment saving scheme) to 11 schools from the original two. All schools are assisted by a team from the Tarakan local government and also receive in-house support from specially trained teachers. The programme has been integrated into the local development plan, so that continuity of funding is guaranteed.

In Wakatobi, which is actually a regency consisting of many islands, the original replication is being extended from the main island to other places. In the first project site, activities are also continuing as planned: The waste management learning centre will be operational in April/May, and the low carbon development strategy is included into Wakatobi’s five years strategic plan, meaning that there is an annual budget for activities.

In Pangkal Pinang most of the capacity building programmes have been implemented by now and some important regulatory work has been accomplished: Spatial planning regulation and zoning regulation are now in place, which will be a boost for the fishermen switching to ecologically sound fishing techniques. There are, however, still some difficulties to be overcome when pressing forward with the coastal rehabilitation that has been started in 2012 – illegal mining and illegal fishing have not yet been eliminated.

In addition, Indonesia’s local government associations (LGAs) are continuing their lobbying efforts to press for more independence of local governments to make their own decisions.

For more information on DELGOSEA activities in Indonesia:

Short memo: In Indonesia, APEKSI Provides Strategic Input into the Planned Law on State Civil Apparatuses

Exit Strategies: Continuing DELGOSEA in Each Project Country