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Multisolving Strategies: What's After the Indigenous Peoples Maps and District Level Recognition

  • Aeroport de Paris-Le Bourget 180 Esplanade de l’Air et de l’Espace, 93350. Paris France (map)

Organizers: The Samdhana Institute; Indonesia Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago, Rights and Resources Initiative 

While the new Indonesian government has aimed to address the issues of land rights for indigenous peoples and local communities in its medium term development plan, it remains clear that realizing this is a challenge. The momentum created by years of mapping ancestral domain and testing policy options for registering and recognizing land rights to secure its protection continues. Having mapped 6.8 million hectares of Adat indigenous territory, the Alliance of Indigenous peoples of the archipelago explore the options moving forward with geomatics. The overlay of the Adat territory maps and forests point to shaded areas of latent or potential conflict, but the same overlay is used for District planning and for developing regulations recognizing existence of Adat. Green Districts and other development opportunities have also evolved requiring stable partnerships. Indigenous peoples must chart many ways forward.

The panel will describe work with District level recognition after mapping hence securing indigenous peoples reduced carbon emissions management and development plan while tackling conflict and human rights violations through the National Inquiry. Panel will show how Indonesia's policies have shifted towards transparency and rights, with the new President Jokowi pushing for Nawacita Principles of multi solving, people centered development that revolutionize mind sets (revolusi mental).


  • Abdon Nababan, Secretary General, Alliance of Indigenous Peoples
  • Aleta Baun, Provincial Legislator, Advocate and defender of territory and Goldman Prize Winner
  • Gabriel Assem District head of Tambrauw as a conservation district
  • Matheus Awitouw, District Head of Jayapura as an indigendous peoples’ district

 Location: Indigenous Peoples Pavilion (Round House)

Contact: Antoinette Royo,

Languages: English/Spanish