The OPAL project was first presented to highest level district officials in Indonesia. The district is Kutai Kartaganegara in the East Kalimantan province, which is a primary research site. The short presentation of the objectives and scope was made on the margin of a workshop organized 9th of July 2015 to present another related CIFOR project on “Aligning plantations and smallholders with best management practices to reduce GHG eissions from oil palm development in East Kalimantan”, funded by CCAFS. Romain Pirard, Senior Scientist at Forests and Governance Portfolio, CIFOR highlighted the linkages between both projects that deal with sustainable oil palm development in the region. Attendance to this event included local government officials from District Plantation and Forest Offices, Land National Agency, Regional Planning and Development Agency, District Licensing Agency and CIFOR partners in the other CCAFS project.