Participatory resilence assessment to inform blue carbon programs and policies in Papua, Indonesia

Rio Ahmad, Jajang Sonjaya, Ben Brown, Regista Rapa, Ahmad Taufik, & Wahyudin
The assessments involving not only researchers, but also the practitioners and stakeholders in Mimika and Asmat including indigenous Kamoro and Asmat ethnic groups which maintain traditional lifestyles and rely on mangroves and coastal wetland forests for survival. Thus, in addition to functioning as an assessment for program planning, these activities also serve to increase the capacity of the related stakeholders with socio-economic-ecology assessment techniques in the context of collaborative management of the forest. The village is seen as a system composed of parts that relate to each other. How to know and understand the village, first, track units or elements such as particles or cells. Second, understand the relationships pattern between the units. Third, determine the focal system-that is the focus of which will be assessed as the entrance. Selection of focal system refers to the vision and mission of USAID LESTARI program. Fourth, understand the cycle of change and towing regime. Fifth, prepare scenarios -that reflect the future of the system based on the degree of change that is happening. Sixth, formulate the intervention plan in the form of action. Description of 10 villages studied follow these stages. Assessing resilienc
resilience, mangroves, Mimika-Asmat, LESTARI, adaptive, scenarios.
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