Tag - Java

Yavana Sustainable Guitar (2014)

Indonesia has a long tradition to produce its own string instruments, such as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, cello, and ukulele. High quality wood from plantation forests in the country, such as mahogany and Sonokeling (black rosewood), is used to make these products. To supply these craftmen, some forest managers have organized themselves into community cooperative for forest management, establishing standards and procedures that meet international standardd of sustainable forest management certification scheme. Groups that have received international certification standards Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) include Koperasi Wahana Lestari Menoreh in Kulon Progo and Koperasi Hutan Jaya Lestari in Southeast Sulawesi.

Directed by Nanang Sujana and narrated by Bramantyo Prijosusilo, this video was produce for Green Indonesia initiative.

People, Oil, Policy; Playing between welfare and curse (2010)

The energy and mineral resources sector still play an important role in Indonesia’s revenue. In 2009 this sector contributed to 27% of the state revenue, and 80% of that was from oil and natural gas. However, to date Indonesia is still facing deep set issues of poverty, corruption and social inequity. “I’m originally from here, and I say there is no difference true, Cepu is called an oil town but for us there is no advantage, it is only business for the big shots” said Karyono, farmer in Cepu.

A group of civil society try to make change in oil and gas revenues for better welfare. They start with Multi-stakeholder initiative for transparency in oil and gas governance and society’s participation in sustainable development planning, the main goal of their work is escaping from the resource curse!