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Intensive Writing Workshop and Field Visit for Indonesian Environmental Law Experts

Monday 22 August 2016 - Friday 9 September 2016

The Van Vollenhoven Institute organizes a two weeks writing workshop in Leiden followed by a one-week field program for Indonesian environmental law experts as part of the project ‘Making Environmental Regulation work for the People.’

22 August to 4 September: Intensive Writing Workshop
This workshop will allow the Indonesian research team of 6 researchers to focus on jointly finalizing their draft research papers, and discuss the research findings together and in relation to the project’s objective.  

5 to 9 September: Field Visit Program
The research team and three officials of the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry will participate in this program. Visits will be paid to many Dutch water management related organizations and experts, to discuss issues of administrative and environmental law and practical context, enforcement and management. During the course of the week they will speak to representatives of  the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure, Nature and Environment, The Netherlands Water Platform, The National Ombudsman and the Hoogheemraadschap Schieland and Krimpenerwaard. The group will also visit experts from the Universities of Utrecht and Rotterdam.

Project ‘Making Environmental Regulation work for the People’  
Since January 2016 the Van Vollenhoven Institute collaborates with the Indonesian Center for Environmental Law, in the project ‘Making Environmental Regulation work for the People’. This project aims at strengthening environmental regulation and implementation, by enhancing knowledge and awareness amongst local agencies and civil society. Activities include both legal and empirical research, advocacy for regulatory reform and training of local officials and civil society. Earlier this year preliminary assessments were carried out by the Indonesian research team, which led to the selection of two focus watershed areas, one in North-Sumatra and one in East-Java. Empirical research is currently being conducted to assess the state of affairs of implementation of the central regulations in the field of environmental law.

The project is funded by the Rule of Law Fund of Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta, which is managed by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO). 

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