Posted on 13 October 2015
Consultancy firm Euroconsult Mott MacDonald has been appointed to manage a 25 million US dollar programme on community-based natural resource management to help enhance sustainable economic growth in eastern Indonesia.
The programme is part of Indonesian Green prosperity project by the US donor agency Millennium Challenge Account, which aims to address critical constraints to economic growth while supporting the government of Indonesia to achieve a more sustainable, less carbon-intensive future.
Management of watersheds
The grant programme is intended to fund small-scale projects that promote community-based initiatives in forestry, agriculture and renewable energy.
They will help improve the management of watersheds and forests to improve the sustainability of renewable energy and agricultural investments, while also supporting rural livelihoods and economic development.
Up to 55 projects are expected to be implemented as part of a targeted programme in Sulawesi, Lombok and Sumba. The programme will focus on local non-government organisations, community groups and other community-based organisations so they can benefit from investments.
Land use changes
Euroconsult Mott MacDonald will be responsible for project proposals, socialisation initiatives and raising awareness of the CBNRM programme.
The consultancy will also manage the provision of training and financial administration, as well as the oversight, monitoring and evaluation of individual projects.
Hero Heering, Euroconsult Mott MacDonald’s project director, said: "Indonesia is one of the world’s top emitters of greenhouse gases as a result of land use changes, including deforestation and industrial growth. This programme will help to establish green growth projects at a local level that will advance livelihoods and enhance the sustainability of landscapes."
The project is due for completion in spring 2018.
About Green prosperity project
Green Prosperity (GP) is one of MCA’s projects under the Indonesia Compact signed by the Government of Indonesia with Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to catalyze the sustainable development program at local level.
The objectives of this 332.5 million US dollar project are (1) to increase agricultural productivity and household livelihoods by improving land use practices and management of natural resources, and (2) to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and emissions of land based greenhouse gases by expanding renewable energy.
About Euroconsult Mott MacDonald
Euroconsult Mott MacDonald is part of the International development division of the global Mott MacDonald Group. Based in the Netherlands, the company has been involved in the implementation and management of international development projects around the world for almost sixty years.
Euroconsult’s expertise lies in land and water resources development, rural development, agriculture, environmental protection and management, climate change projects and capacity building.
This news item was originally published on the website of Euroconsult Mott Macdonald.
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