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Rural Development and Local Governance: Key Factors to Promote Peatland Restoration

The keynote speech for this event was delivered by Myrna Safitri, Deputy Head of BRG for Education, Participation, and Partnership. In this keynote session, the speaker discussed the issue in a rural area in terms of governance for peatland restoration in Indonesia. The speaker shared approaches and activities undertaken by BRG involving local community from the villages around the peatland area. Speaker also introduced the Village Development Index (Indeks Desa Membangun) as legal criteria and indicators used by BRG to monitor the success of social-economic approaches for peatland restoration.

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