Media Workshop

FOR EARTH’S SAKE: REDD+ and Local Livelihoods

Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, 11-14 November 2019


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The “For Earth’s Sake: REDD+ and local livelihoods” media workshop is an opportunity for mid to senior-level journalists to learn about the link between forests, peatlands, and REDD+ as a cost-efficient and important nature-based solution to mitigate climate change, as well as to improve local livelihoods.

Amy Duchelle
Team Leader – Climate Change, Energy & Low-Carbon, CIFOR
Daniel Murdiyarso
Principal Scientist,CIFOR
Adam Gerrand
Acting FAO Representative in Indonesia and Chief Technical Advisor for the UN-REDD Programme in Indonesia
Johan Kieft
Senior Regional Technical Adviser on REDD+ in Indonesia, UN Environment
Representative of Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Dharsono Hartono
CEO, Katingan Mentaya Project


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Contact person
Anggrita Cahyaningtyas, CIFOR Communication Officer (
Leona Liu, UN-REDD Asia-Pacific Regional Communications Specialist (


11 Nov 2019

Participants flight to Palangka Raya

07.35 - 08.30


08.30 - 11.00
Function Room, Forestry Agency, Provincial Government of Central Kalimantan

Opening Program

Introduction to the media training from organizer

  • Workshop overview/Outline of program

Welcome remarks & presentation, Government of Indonesia
  • 08.40-08.50: Ir. Sri Suwanto, M.S Head of Forestry Agency, Central Kalimantan Provincial Government, welcome remarks & overview

  • 08.50-09.00: Opening Remarks by Head of Public Relation, Ministry of Environment & Forestry, Ir. Djati Witjaksono Hadi M.Si

CIFOR Session
  • 09.00-09.10: Jurisdictional approach on REDD+. Speaker: Amy Duchelle, Team Leader - Climate Change, Energy & Low-Carbon, CIFOR

  • 09.10-09.20: Emma Rachmawati, Director of Climate Change Mitigation, MOEF (tbc)

  • 09.20-09.30- Q&A

UN-REDD Session
  • 09.30-09.40: Overview of UN-REDD Programme

  • 09.40-09.50: Johan Kieft, Lead Technical Advisor at UN Environment for the UN-REDD Programme in Indonesia. Topic: Peatlands in Indonesia and across SE Asia (for our Myanmar and Vietnam journalists). Link between REDD+ and peatlands.

  • 09.50-10.00: Adam Gerrand, Forest Officer FAO and UN-REDD Programme in Indonesia. Topic: Monitoring peatlands for climate impacts and benefits

  • 10.00-10.10: Ahmad Bahri Rambe, Programme Coordinator, UNDP Indonesia. Topic: Innovative financing for peatland protection and restoration

  • 10.10-10.20: Q&A Session from audience on the UN-REDD Presentations

11.00 - 12.30


13.00 - 17.00

Road trip to Sampit


  • Jurisdictional approach (local action) on REDD+
  • Ecosystem Restoration

18.00 - 19.00


Overview for field visit to Katingan Mentaya Project Site
Health, safety and environment briefing
Dharsono Hartono, CEO, PT Rimba Makmur Utama


Check-in at Aquarius Hotel, Sampit

12 Nov 2019
06.00 - 07.00


07.00 - 09.00

Departure to Palingkau port to Katingan-Mentaya Project site location

09.30 - 12.00

Discussion on site #1

Informal discussions led by UN-REDD, CIFOR and PT Rimba staff.
Journalists will have ample time to interview the local communities and pursue their own story angle.

  • co-management between private sector and local community for restoration program
  • Forest fire mitigation and management
  • Visit to nursery seedling.

12.00 - 13.00

Lunch on site

13.00 - 16.00

Discussion and hands-on experience

  • Carbon measurement on peatlands
  • Monitoring peatlands
  • Peatlands and REDD

Daniel Murdiyarso, Principal Scientist, CIFOR
Johan Kieft, Senior Regional Technical Adviser on REDD+ in Indonesia, UN Environment
Taryono Darusman, General Field Manager, PT Rimba Makmur Utama
Adam Gerrand, Forest Officer FAO and UN-REDD Programme in Indonesia

16.00 - 18.00

Journalist stay overnight at Central Post

19.00 - 21.00

Dinner and informal discussion with experts

Daniel Murdiyarso, Johan Kieft

13 Nov 2019
07.00 - 08.00

Breakfast, check - out

08.00 - 09.00

Trip to Basawang village

09.00 - 12.00

Discussion at Coconut Sugar Training Center with communities surrounding the project site

12.00 - 13.00

Lunch at Basawang village

13.00 - 17.00

Road trip to Rungan Sari, Palangkaraya

17.00 - 18.00

Check-in at Rungan Sari

19.00 - 20.00

Dinner at Rungan Sari; wrap up discussion

14 Nov 2019
07.30 - 09.30

Boat trip along Sungai Batu (Sei Gohong) one of the orangutan habitat in Kalimantan

09.30 - 10.30

Discussion with orangutan expert from Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation

10.30 - 11.30

Q&A session – Wrap up discussion with journalists and CIFOR/UN team

11.30 - 14.00

Check out & lunch


Road trip to Palangkaraya Airport

17.30 - 19.10

Flight back to Jakarta