Medan, 16 July 2019 & Lampung, 22 July 2019
The socialization of the Indonesian Small Grants Program (SGP) which took place in the Office Hall of the Gunung Leuser National Park Office Hall and was attended by 32 people from various community organizations and universities from North Sumatra and Nangroe Aceh Darussalam Province, 16 July 2019. While conducted of the socialization at Way Kambas National Park was carried out at Hall of the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) Region III Bengkulu-Lampung, in Lampung on 22 July 2019. Participant were attended by 38 people from various civil society organizations and universities in Lampung.
The SGP Indonesia socialization event was opened by Mr. Jefry as Head of the Gunung Leuser National Park Office and Mr. Subakhir as Head of the Way Kambas National Park Office, they were very supportive of this activity because it could increase community awareness and also increase capacity for civil society organizations and universities that care about environmental sustainability in the each region.
This activity was attended by representatives from the Asean Center for Biodiversity (ACB) Mrs. Wardhani Ekoningtyas and the Penabulu Foundation as Sevice Providers in the SGP Indonesia Small Grants Program and supported by NWT representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF).
SGP Indonesia, is a collaboration program at the Southeast Asian level, The ASEAN Center for Biodiversity (ACB) and the Indonesian Government through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK). Through the Penabulu Foundation as Service Provider, SGP Indonesia will provide funding support for Small Grants and Micro Grants for the ASEAN Heritage Park (AHP) conservation project in Indonesia, in Gunung Leuser National Park and Way Kambas National Park (WKNP). SGP Indonesia’s funds that will be distributed by the Penabulu Foundation are divided into 2 types of Grants. Micro grants will be given a maximum of EUR 5,000 with a work period of 6 months and a small HIbah will be given in the range of EUR 20,000 – 100,000 with a implementation period of 6-12 months.
There are purposes of SGP Indonesia
- Enhance biodiversity protection in line with the interests of local populations that are directly dependent on specific AHPs and adjacent areas;
- Improving the livelihoods of people who are directly dependent on resources in and around AHP; and
- Strengthen the role of the ACB in promoting biodiversity protection among ASEAN member countries.
After the Penabulu Foundation as a Service Provider presented SGP Indonesia and the plan to open SGP Indonesia’s small and micro grants, participants were very enthusiastic about becoming potential grantees from SGP Indonesia for the Gunung Leuser National Park and Way Kambas National Park region and its surroundings.