Preliminary findings from a Review of the Jurisdictional Approach initiative in Seruyan, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
The district of Seruyan in Central Kalimantan is one of four pilot Jurisdictional Approaches to certification announced by RSPO. Since 2018, Forest Peoples Programme and Yayasan Masyarakat Kehutanan Lestari have been engaging with the local government of Seruyan to clarify how the JA in Seruyan will address the challenge of land disputes in the province.
The investigation in Seruyan was focused on understanding how the jurisdictional approach in Seruyan plans to:
- Recognise customary land rights
- Ensure self-representation by indigenous peoples and local communities
- Respect the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)
- Resolve land disputes and
- Accommodate community values, livelihoods, food security and viewpoints in High Conservation Value / High Carbon Stock land use planning