The Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP) welcomed the delegation of the Forest Investment Program-1 (FIP-1) of Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) for a three-day site visit to INREMP’s sites in the Upper Chico River Basin on December 4-6, 2019.
FIP-1 is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the visit of its project implementers was conceived for them to gain a first-hand observation on how other similar ADB-funded projects such as INREMP are implemented and managed on-site. The 11-person delegation, which was headed by Mr. Bambang Tri Sasongko Adhi, visited the agroforestry sites of TAPSOLELET Association Incorporated (TAPSOLELET) and Madchikom Coffee Producers Multipurpose Cooperative, both of which are INREMP’s partner people’s organizations (POs).
The host showed off its achievement of gender development and compliance to ADB’s requirements. Meanwhile, the Indonesians pointed out similarities of implementation challenges encountered by both projects and were grateful for the warm reception and knowledge they gained to guide them in the implementation of their project. (INREMP/ John Timothy B. Valenzuela)