Strengthening local institutions in the context of shifting policies:
The case of community based forest management (CBFM) in Yogyakarta in Indonesia
I am interested in the process of policy making regarding natural resource management which puts focus on equal open access to natural resources and sustainability. I am especially interested in how to design and make alternative policy which can give a way to natural resource exploitation while on the other hand sustain the development and livelihood of the community. I am considering that one basic problem in Indonesia is the unequal distribution of resources (money, authority, nature and knowledge) which are dominated by the state government. Looking at this problem, I focus on community development and a sustainable natural resource management.