From 19 – 21 May 2015 in Kupang, Indonesia, the United Nations University (UNU) Traditional Knowledge Initiative (TKI) co-hosted an Asia workshop in conjunction with the local organisation CIS Timor. The workshop included a field visit to key savanna areas of West Timor and included discussion on the physical and cultural aspects of fire management in the region.
The goals of the workshop were to:
Approximately 25 participants attended including representatives from Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.
The Asia workshop is an activity of the UNU TKI’s International Savanna Fire Management Initiative, supported by the Australian Government through its aid budget. The initiative aims to raise awareness globally of Australia’s experience in methodology based fire management and explore the feasibility of the approach as a tool for emissions reductions, biodiversity protection and creating sustainable livelihoods opportunities for indigenous and local communities in fire dependent landscapes globally.
Also see UNU’s Indigenous Perspectives Workshop to held in Kupang, Indonesia on 18 May 2015.
Swiss-Belinn Kristal Hotel, Jalan Timor Raya No. 59, Kupang, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia