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15Aug

Women as agents of change on fire prevention

Women are very powerful agents of change – this is something that really struck me during a two-week volunteer training trip in West Kalimantan recently. If we want to tackle forest fires effectively, we need … Continue reading “Women as agents of change on fire prevention”

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24Jun

Tackle forest fires through community outreach and technology

Forest fires have become a perennial phenomenon in Indonesia. Last year’s fires, which were the worst in 20 years, incurred huge losses for the Indonesian economy – the World Bank says that the economic cost … Continue reading “Tackle forest fires through community outreach and technology”

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31May

Desa Siaga Api: Collaborating with indigenous peoples to prevent forest fires in Indonesia

Reaching out and working with a wide group of stakeholders is crucial when tackling the thorny problem of forest fires in Indonesia. GAR’s Desa Siaga Api programme aims to do that by collaborating with everyone … Continue reading “Desa Siaga Api: Collaborating with indigenous peoples to prevent forest fires in Indonesia”

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26May

Peat fires are a primary cause of the haze which last year blanketed huge areas of Indonesia as well as neighbouring countries, Singapore and Malaysia. Preventing forest fires and haze in Indonesia requires a multi-faceted … Continue reading “Preventing Indonesian forest fires in the long term: an update on GAR’s Peat Eco-system Rehabilitation Project in West Kalimantan”

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20May

How to prevent forest fires in Indonesia in the long-run – Desa Siaga Api in the classrooms

In our continuing series on GAR’s long-term forest fire prevention initiative – Desa Siaga Api, we take a look at how a variety of tactical approaches are being implemented on the ground through our collaboration … Continue reading “How to prevent forest fires in Indonesia in the long-run – Desa Siaga Api in the classrooms”

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3May

Finding long-term solutions for forest fires – Desa Siaga Api programme

With the memory of the worst haze season in 20 years still fresh in everyone’s minds, GAR has been focusing on long-term workable solutions to tackle forest fires in Indonesia. To do this effectively involves … Continue reading “Finding long-term solutions for forest fires – Desa Siaga Api programme”

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23Dec

Sinarmas involves the community in conservation efforts

In an effort to ensure environmental sustainability and long-term economic development, Sinarmas is involving the community in the management of conservation areas within its concessions. Work on this has begun at PT Kartika Prima Cipta … Continue reading “Sinarmas involves the community in conservation efforts”

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11Nov

Mobile free clinics at Kecamatan Nanga Tayap and Kabupaten Ketapan

During the haze crisis, the public and private sectors have joined forces to offer basic medical assistance to affected communities. Mobile free clinics were set up in 5 villages in Kecamatan Nanga Tayap and Kabupaten … Continue reading “Mobile free clinics at Kecamatan Nanga Tayap and Kabupaten Ketapan”

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11Nov

Sinar Mas helps improve community welfare

Local communities can’t help but to worry about their health as the haze continues in Kabupaten Ketapang. Pt Agrolestari Mandiri is supporting a public health programme called the Free Public Medical and Acute Respiratory Tract … Continue reading “Sinar Mas helps improve community welfare”

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