World Resource Institute

Jayapura, Indonesia

The Jayapura City Government fully supports the Cities4Forests Call to Action for the conservation and protection of green open spaces by taking local community cultural values into account.

“The Jayapura City Government fully supports the Cities4Forests Call to Action for the conservation and protection of green open spaces (Protected Areas, Urban Forests, and Cycloop Nature Reserve) by taking local community cultural values into account. The unique local culture and landscape characteristics of the City of Jayapura encouraged the Cities4Forests program to integrate environmental management and the culture of indigenous people as stated in the Jayapura City Government Local Medium-Term Management Plan (RPJMD), particularly from the 5th mission and 7th mission, i.e. "Developing the City’s Potential in Services, Trade, Education, Tourism and Utilities with regards to the Environment as well as Strengthening and Empowering Indigenous People and their Villages Customary Rights.”

Dr. Drs. Benhur Tomi Mano, Mayor, Jayapura, Indonesia

Success Story

Jayapura’s effort to protect and conserve green open spaces (Protected Areas, Urban Forests, and Cycloop Nature Reserves), as well as other broad environmental issues, is part of a mandate stipulated in the Jayapura City Government Spatial Plan (RTRW). The Jayapura City Government has received many awards for the programs that they have implemented, such as the Adipura Award, which was awarded for the city’s commitments to conserving the environment and green open spaces in Jayapura. The city also received the highest number of the Adiwiyata Awards, which was awarded to schools in Jayapura that have managed to organize their environment, maintain cleanliness and create a green school environment. In addition, the Jayapura City Government demonstrates its commitment to indigenous peoples by employing 843 indigenous people of Jayapura City for hygiene management and Green Open Space (RTH) management. Furthermore, the Jayapura City Government fully supports environmental efforts by allocating a significant portion of their Local Budget (APBD) for environmental and green open spaces management. The Jayapura City Government also collaborates with other institutions, i.e. local/international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as Locally-Owned Enterprises (BUMD) and State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) in the city, including for environmental conservation and park management in the city. One example of this effort is the participation of a number of state-owned enterprises and local NGOs in Jayapura in the building and maintaining of urban parks in the city. The primary focus of the city government’s protection of green open spaces are the Abepura Protected Forest, the Pegunungan Jar Protected Forest, the Frembi Urban Forest, and part of the Cycloop Nature Reserve that surrounds Jayapura.