POST-GLF: Indonesian CSOs wish for a united action
“The mandate generated from the GLF needs to be published and disseminated to the wider audiences and public society”.
That was one of the recommendation taken from the Global Land Forum (GLF) reflection session conducted today in Jakarta, Indonesia, organised by the Consortium for Agrarian Reform (KPA).
The session started by pointing out the achievements made from the GLF, reported by the GLF’s National Organising Committee chairwomen, Ms. Dewi Kartika.
She reported that the total amount of 1054 participants were attending the forum, where almost half of which were the international delegates. The forum also succeeded to engage 36 youth, and 25 of whom were joining training on agrarian reform.
She also pointed out that issue on women and indigenous peoples were the core values brought up in the Bandung Declaration, which composed collectively by the members of International Land Coalition (ILC) globally, and agreed upon at the last day of the GLF.
Interesting recommendation and input retrieved and gathered as points to be followed up post the GLF. Mr. Abetnego Tarigan of President Executive Office (KSP) enriched the forum by adding points on how ILC can compile the experiences gained from other countries regarding to land governance issue and agrarian reform at the Senior Official Meeting session conducted in parallel with the GLF Opening ceremony on September 24th. He also suggested to produce a narrative document which compiling all the lessons learned from the GLF, and circulated externally to wider audiences.
Another participant, Nurhidayati, Director of Indonesia Friends of the Earth emphasized the need of a follow up meeting with the National Committee for Agrarian Reform (KNPA), to have a further detailed action plan addressing the Presidential Regulation no. 86 on Agrarian Reform.
Mr. Gunawan, Director of Indonesian Human Rights Committees (IHCS) also added that with or without the Presidential Regulation on Agrarian Reform, the peasants organisations in the ground should consolidate themselves, and the regulation can be seen as new tool for strengthening their control over land.
This meeting is being attended by the NOC members, as well as representative of the President Executive Office (KSP), Human Rights Commission (KomnasHAM), Oxfam in Indonesia, and ILC Asia.
*Story and pictures by ILC Asia and KPA