OPAL project presented to district officials in Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan
The OPAL project has been presented for the first time to high-level district officials in Indonesia. Kutai Kartaganegara district in the province of East Kalimantan is a primary research site. The short presentation around the project’s objectives and scope was made at a workshop organized 9 July 2015 to present a 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.