Pantau Gambut is an independent initiative by various civil society organizations (CSOs) in Indonesia. It utilizes technology, data collaboration and a network of local communities to inform the public and increase their participation. The platform aims to support and encourage a successful execution of the peatland restoration pledges made by various stakeholders in the country.
This annual report summarizes activities carried out by the Pantau Gambut team over the past year, in addition to several analysis and key recommendations for key peatland restoration stakeholders.
The support of respected organizations and communities strengthens our strategy and position in representing the public’s voice
Complete and accurate data are the foundation for a comprehensive and accurate analysis and decision-making
Online and offline platforms enable coalitions and communities to contribute regardless of time and place
Pantau Gambut aims to provide and empower independent, community-based monitoring of peatland restoration in Indonesia, while promoting sustainable peatland management to reduce carbon emissions and prevent deforestation.
Pantau Gambut was jointly founded in an ever-growing partnership of CSOs. Between January 2017 and February 2018, 19 CSOs joined the Pantau Gambut coalition.
Their roles in the coalition include:
Pantau Gambut Charter (0.9MB)
After a meeting on the urgency and objectives of establishing Pantau Gambut, a national network of five members was established. As a follow-up, CSOs from seven major peat provinces were invited to join the Pantau Gambut coalition.
Nineteen CSOs worked together in organizing a national meeting to identify the direction and objectives of Pantau Gambut and formulate an action plan for 2017-2018.
May 2017 - December 2017
Regional network members (Simpul Jaringan Daerah) held hearings with various parties, both within and outside the government, and led citizen journalism trainings to engage thirty-eight volunteers for peatland monitoring.
A second national meeting was held to refine the 2018 action plan and align it with the priority issues in the seven provinces of the regional network members. Since December 2017, on-site monitoring has been carried out to strengthen the analysis of progress on peatland restoration commitments.
Evaluation: Two Years of Peatland Restoration (2.3MB)
Pantau Gambut harnesses an online platform for information exchange to and from the public. The following are the four main features of Pantaugambut.id:
Monitor the progress of public officials and other stakeholders in their commitment to restore peatlands
Track peatland restoration activities and the parties that implement them across Indonesia using an interactive map
After the introduction of Pantau Gambut in June 2017, we received media coverage in several leading publications at the national and ASEAN levels.
Developed six main goals and activities. The six objectives are:
Representatives of Pantau Gambut Regional Networks at the national conference to formulate the coalition's goals.
We reach out to volunteers to directly monitor developments of peat restoration in their respective areas. Volunteers are equipped with citizen journalism training to generate credible monitoring reports.