Dian Intarini, MSc
forest governance | participatory research | access and rights | policy setting | environmental justice | impact analysis
I am a forester by education who learnt to think of a long term vision of management as either plantations or conservation. Now, I have come to understand that when we include human dimensions into natural regimes, it is not so simple. My understanding of human and environment interactions and challenges is gained through practising and observing as both a practitioner and academic over the last 14 years. My dream is that humans will be surrounded by healthy forests and society's needs are met. I analyse the challenges of society and environment and how they could work better together.
PhD candidate, University of Twente Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development (CSTM) (Netherlands).
MSc Agricultural Science, Food Security and Natural Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (Germany)
BSc Forestry University of Gadjah Mada, Department of Forest Resource Conservation, Faculty of Forestry (Indonesia)
My research interests are related to:
Community natural resources management
Forest-agroforestry-agriculture land use change
Non-state policy setting (Forest and agriculture certification)
Forest Management regimes / forest governance
Research in progress
My PhD research concerns the application and applicability of community forestry in regard to a potential participation in REDD+ initiatives in Ketapang, West Kalimantan. The research is conducted in continuation to my research activities at CIFOR, where I have been reviewing REDD+ demonstration sites of Ketapang Community Carbon Pools in West Kalimantan. Main topics of the analysis are challenges and tensions among actors at different levels for implementing REDD+ initiatives, how local people are valuing and managing their forest, how they incorporate their values into a community-based forestry management and REDD+ demonstration activity. To what extent all these aspects can affect REDD+ policy making and its implementation are also covered by the research study.
Editor at Journal of Forest and Society