I am fortunate to be the co-Principal Investigator for a three-year British Academy Grant for a project entitled “The Design, Communication and Impact of Evidence-Based Forestry in Indonesia”. Other members of the group include Assoc. Prof. Dr Adam Tyson (co-PI) from Leeds University, Dr. Shofwan Albana from Universitas Indonesia, and Ms Ratih Indraswari, Mr Apresian Risadi Stanislaus, and Mr Albert Triwibowo from Universitas Katolik Parahyangan.
The project group met for the first time in Bandung, Indonesia in December 2016 for the first phase of the project. We were based at the Fakultas Ilmu Sains dan Ilmu Politik, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung. Phase 1 consisted of four weeks of discussion and fieldwork in Bandung, Bogor, and Jakarta, to form the groundwork of this three-year project. We managed to have conducive discussions with many experts in the field, including from the government, NGOs and businesses, and strategize for the years to come.
Phase 2 will commence in June 2017, in Leeds University, UK.