Making knowledge work for forests and people
Until now, TBI Indonesia occupied two offices - in Balikpapan and in FORDA building, Bogor. In June 2014, TBI moved to Jl. A. Yani, Bogor. A traditional Javanese “Wayang Kulit” performance enlivened the opening of Tropenbos International Indonesia’s new office on Friday, 19 September 2014. The performance presented a story titled “Sumilaking Pedhut Wirata” or “The Vanishing Fog of Wirata”, a part of the popular epic of Mahabharata. The performance was special because the dalang (the storyteller) was not a professional artist, but Dr. Edi Purwanto, the Program Director of TBI Indonesia. Dr. Purwanto said that combining culture and forest management is viewed as something crucial at landscape level.30 September, 2014
A series of workshops on FLEGT-VPA and artisanal logging where held in different territories of the Province Orientale in DR Congo, from 13 to 27 September 2014. The main aim of these trainings was to raise awareness about the process of negotiation of FLEGT-VPA in DR Congo among local actors.25 September, 2014
A training on FLEGT-VPA and artisanal logging for local actors was held from 2 to 4 September 2014in Kisangani, Province Orientale, DR Congo, as part of the project "FLEGT-VPA: exploitation and legal timber trade everybody's business"
General - 2011
Research related to tropical rainforests involves field-based data collection. Much of this information gathering takes place in territories occupied by indigenous and other forest-based communities. Members of these communities are often used as sources of information for a wide range of topics, including the local use of plants and animals, and conditions of soil, water and forests. This information is often referred to as indigenous or local knowledge.
TBI has developed a Code of Conduct (CoC) to guide researchers in the careful consideration of ethical issues in their field work and publication activities regarding indigenous or local knowledge. This CoC provides a concise background on ethical issues related to forestry research and a practical tool to deal with these issues responsibly.