Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Contact: Carol J. Pierce Colfer, c.colfer [at] cgiar.org
ICRAF, Regional Development Planning Agencies (Bappeda) in Bungo and Tajung Jabung Barat Districts, Jambi Province, Indonesia
The project seeks to identify the conditions under which collective action over property rights can help significantly redirect benefits from natural resource management, land use, and environmental services directly to local communities. It furthermore aims to build local institutional capacity for inclusive local planning processes, focusing on building local communities' capacity to influence policy decision-making processes and rationalizing local tenure systems to give stronger legitimacy to local communities' rights to benefits, including the ecological and social benefits of effectively managed resources. The central goal is to determine how to reduce the ability of elite groups to hi-jack decision-making processes that enable them to maximize the economic exploitation of forest resources in their own interests.
Participatory Action Research, which includes community and inter-government agency facilitation, data collection and analysis, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and workshops.
- Strengthening Women's Participation through Collective Action for Inclusive Decision-Making Processes: Lessons Learned in Jambi Province, West Sumatera, Indonesia Yuliana L. Siagian, Brihannala Morgan, Yentirizal, and Neldysavrino. Paper presented at the CAPRi Workshop on Gender and Collective Action held in Thailand in October 2005 and at IASCP Biannual Conference in Bali, June 2006.
- Participatory Action Research and Its Application in District Government Settings Heru Komarudin, Adnan Hasantoha, Ngakan Putu Oka, Syamsuddin, and Deddy Irawan. Presented at the IASCP Biannual Conference in Bali, June 2006.
- Linking Collective Action to Non-Timber Forest Product Markets for Improved Local Livelihoods: An Indonesian Case Heru Komarudin, Yulia L. Siagian, and Ngakan Putu Oka. Paper presented at the CAPRi Workshop on Collective Action and Market Access for Smallholders held in Cali, Colombia, October 2006.
- Participatory Forest Management, Equity and Local Governance Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Heru Komarudin, Laura German, and Simon Nyangas. Presented at the International Conference on Participatory Forest Management (PFM), Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March, 2007.
- The Role of Collective Action to Secure Property Rights for the Poor: an Indonesian Case Yuliana L. Siagian, Heru Komarudin, and Carol J. Pierce Colfer. In preparation.
- Gender Equity: Revealing the Reality of Jambi's Women. de Vries, D.W., and N. Sutarti. CIFOR Governance Brief 29, 2006.
- Are Community Aspirations Being Accommodated in Development Plans? A Lesson from Collective Action in Jambi. Syamsuddin, Neldysavrino, H. Komarudin, and Y. Siagian. CIFOR Governance Brief 34, 2007.
- Collective Action to Secure Land Management Rights for Poor Communiites. Siagian, Y.L. and Neldysavrino. CIFOR Governance Brief 35, 2007.
- Blessing or Misfortune? Local Community's Collective Action and Institutional Adaptation to Transmigration Programs. Adnan, H. and Yentirizal.
- Strengthening Social Capital by Returning to the Traditional Rio System of Governance. Hasan, U., Irawan, D. and Komarudin, H..
- Gender Bukan Tabu: Catatan Perjalanan Fasilitasi Kelompok Perempuan di Jambi (Gender is not a Taboo: a note from facilitating women's groups and collective action). D.W. de Vries and Y.L. Siagian. CIFOR, 2006.
- Simple Rules for Catalyzing Collective Action. Carol J. Pierce Colfer. CIFOR.