Stacking the Stone, Learning from the Ciptagelar Forests

A few months ago, Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) has been connected with an indigenous group who manage their customary territory in the Southern Banten, namely Kasepuhan Ciptagelar. In essence, Kasepuhan Ciptagelar asks FWI’s assistance to document and map out their customary land. However, ability to work with map (in FWI) yet stills not enough to facilitate participatory mapping process. In order to do that, FWI ask JKPP (a network for participatory mapping) to assist on the processes. As we agreed before, in mid September 4 FWI’s and 1 JKPP’s staffs heading to Ciptagelar and to initiate the process of documentation and mapping the customary land. At this time, actually there …;