AECEN support Indonesia efforts to prepare new guidelines on public participation and the environment

Date of Release: 
Jul 20 2012

On July 10-11, 2012, the Indonesia Ministry of Environment (MOE) conducted a workshop on Strengthening Public Participation on Environmental Management in Indonesia. Co-organized with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), about 100 participants from government agencies, NGOs, academia and the private sector shared ideas on the Public Participation Guide developed by USEPA and the application of public participation principles in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. In addition to technical input from USEPA, resource persons from Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines shared experience and best practices. Insights and lessons from this workshop will be used by MOE to enhance its draft national public participation strategy and assist in drafting guidelines for promoting effective public participation in EIA. The workshop is organized under the auspices of the Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN), a regional practitioner network promoting improved environmental governance in Asia, with support from USAID through the ECO-Asia Project.

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