Indonesian VP Boediono greets ITTO ED Ze Meka.
Photo: Indonesian Ministry of Forestry
Monday July 11 2011: Indonesia’s Vice President, Boediono, opened the International Conference on Forest Tenure, Governance and Enterprise on Monday 11 July 2011 in the presence of ITTO’s Executive Director, Emmanuel Ze Meka, the Minister of Forestry of Indonesia, Zullkifli Hasan, and the Governor of West Nusa Tenggara, TGH. M. Zainul Majdi. The conference is being held on the island of Lombok in Indonesia.
Attended by about 250 participants from Indonesia and other countries in Asia and worldwide, the conference brings together community representatives, civil-society organizations and government to discuss ways of resolving disputes over forest tenure in Asia, seen as essential for social justice and sustainable forest management. Among other things the conference aims to stimulate improved mechanisms for stakeholder participation and the equitable sharing of benefits from tropical forest use.