Building Socio-Economic Responses to the Human Drivers of Fire Risk and Vulnerability

Yayasan Pengembangan Kapasitas dan Akses (PENTA – Capacity and Access Development Foundation) provide training for 4 (four) researchers and 6 (six) junior from University of Palangka Raya for Kalimanta Lestari (KaLi) project.
The fieldwork for the project will take place in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan and will using qualitative and quantitative methods. The fieldwork research will be conducted through Key Informant interview (KII) and Focus Group Discussion (FGD)
Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan province on the island of Borneo is home to extensive peatlands. In dry years such as 2015, peat fires burn for months with huge impacts.
University of Leicester, University of Indonesia and University of Palangka Raya seek to provide data necessary to understand the current situation of local communities, their ideas and preferences for less fire vulnerable futures and realistic routes to attain these. This will be achieved via a holistic root and branch account of the current social, economic, cultural and political/administrative context in which these communities are situated, an assessment of the social, economic and cultural viability of alternative practices that reduce fire risk and vulnerabilities and of the administrative context that is likely to inform their adoption.

Materials for Workshop