Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Strengthening Capacity to Manage Ecosystems Sustainably for Human Well-Being

Indonesia Sub-Global Assessment

Location

The assessment is located in three focal provinces in Indonesia – Papua, East Kalimantan and North Sulawesi.

Lead institution

Indonesia State Ministry of Environment

Contact information:

  • Mr. Kishan Khoday
    Deputy Programme Coordinator
    Environment
    UNDP Indonesia
    Jl. M.H. Thamrin 14,
    PO Box 2338
    Jakarta 10240
    INDONESIA
    Phone: (62)(21) 314-1308 Ext.203
    Fax: (62)(21) 314-5251
    kishan.khoday@undp.org

Focal issues

The main goal of this assessment is to meet the needs of decision-makers at multiple scales in Indonesia, as well as the needs of international conventions. Through decentralization, local governments are becoming more empowered, however their capacity to identify existing and potential environmental problems and their impacts is very low.

Key features of assessment

The three provinces chosen as focal points have extremely high levels of biodiversity and endemic species. Papua contains a significant portion of the planet’s remaining tropical forests, as well as pristine coral reefs. Sulawesi is noted for its high level of endemic species. Kalimantan has the greatest number of reptile and butterfly species throughout Indonesia as well as cultural heritage sites.

Timeframe, budget

The total budget will be $50,000 from the MA, as well as in-kind contributions amounting to $45,000 from the State Ministry for Environment, the Indonesian institute of Sciences, UNDP and USAID.