Science Week 2023, Equity in action, is a week-long global CIFOR-ICRAF forum to showcase and reflect on how our work addresses the global challenge of inequality – a core area of CIFOR-ICRAF’s strategy for 2020-2030. As part of this event, CIFOR-ICRAF is organizing a Partner Day to celebrate how our work with partners contributes to just transitions and equitable transformations in Indonesia.
The Partner Day has the following objectives:
- Showcase and reflect on the results and achievements of collaborations between CIFOR-ICRAF and its partners.
- Discuss ways to enhance existing partnerships.
- Identify new areas for future collaboration.
Opening remarks from CIFOR-ICRAF
This interactive session will discuss how to enhance the collaboration between CIFOR-ICRAF and the partners and expand the network, and in what ways CIFOR-ICRAF can establish new partnerships. Participants may express their comments orally or using online tools (Slido).
Arthur van Witzenburg
Promoting Green Growth for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods
This session will be a talk show that explores the different green growth strategies and initiatives being implemented with the support of research conducted in partnership with CIFOR-ICRAF. During the show, the partners will share their experiences in implementing approaches towards sustainable land use and management, improving food security and livelihoods.
Nia Novita Wirawan
Indah Putri Indriani*
Opening of Science week
Fergus Sinclair, the Chief Scientist of CIFOR-ICRAF, will open the Science Week with introductory remarks to the partners attending Partner’s Day. He will also provide a brief explanation of the morning sessions to his CIFOR-ICRAF colleagues attending Science Week in Nairobi and other parts of the world. Additionally, he will provide insights into the significance of CIFOR-ICRAF’s research and development works in forests and agroforestry, globally and in Indonesia, including the two subsequent sessions on Trade and EU Deforestation-free regulation and Landscape restoration.
Wetlands ecosystems, including Peatlands and mangroves are among carbon-rich ecosystems that experience tremendous pressures of conversions for other uses. Restoring these ecosystems is crucial to abate climate change and sea level rise. The mitigation and adaptation measure should be seen as an opportunity to enhance livelihoods of local community.
Ni Luh Watiniasih
Trade and the EU Deforestation-free Regulation
The EU has issued a new law to prevent companies from placing commodities linked with deforestation and forest degradation, onto the EU market, or exporting them from the EU. The session will focus on navigating the EU’s new regulation, status quo, implication and the way forwards for global trade, environment and smallholder by bringing insights from the consumer and producer countries, CSOs (Civil Society Organizations) and research organizations. The session will highlight palm oil and timber as case studies.