Indonesia’s Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) announced that the International Peat Mapping Team is the winner of the USD $1 million Indonesian Peat Prize.
Understanding Indonesia's OneMap Initiative
Land disputes are all-too-common in Indonesia, where records are often absent or incomplete and maps differ from one government agency to another. Communities that have traditionally held land in common, indigenous peoples and others often see their lands commandeered by larger operations, like palm oil production, logging or mining. Sometimes different government agencies grant competing companies rights to operate in overlapping jurisdictions.
To address these problems, the government has created an initiative called One Map, which seeks to reduce conflict by clarifying land holdings. To support implementation of One Map at the local level, WRI Indonesia has assembled a team of GIS experts, lawyers, conflict specialists and researchers who are working with communities in four provinces.
Learn more from the blog posts and podcast listed below.
In Indonesia, a land grab by a palm oil company violates local villagers’ land rights. The path to justice is far from easy―but a new mapping initiative could help remove obstacles.
The OneMap process offers hope for reconciling conflicting land rights claims in Indonesia.
The struggle for land rights has left many Indonesians on the outside looking in.
Lawrence MacDonald sits down with Gita Syahrani and Adi Pradana to learn about their work on the OneMap.