Jakarta, 11 Oktober 2018, Palu is the capital of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The city of Palu is a 5 dimensional town that made up of valleys, oceans, rivers, mountains, and bays. Surrounded by the sea and beaches makes Palu a sought after town by domestic tourist and international tourist, in 2015-2016, the number of local and foreign tourist in Central Sulawesi increased to 2.5 million people per year.
One of the tourist sights that are very interesting is the Talise beach, not only the Talise beach in Palu, Central Sulawesi also has Sombori Island in the district of Morowali. This white sandy beach is also the choice of many local and international tourists to enjoy the beauty. But all of that is no longer beautiful, what remains is rubbles from ruins, victim of disasters, and sorrow that still plagues this town caused by an earthquake and tsunami that hit the city of Palu and Donggala some time ago.
Those natural disasters have moved the hearts of the people to directly go to the site of the disaster and lend help to the victims. SETAPAK with its partner Sikola Mombine in Palu area pushes woman to participate in social change to lend a hand to the victims. SETAPAK not only focuses on forest management programs but also in the recovery of Palu after it has been struck by an earthquake and tsunami. Posts have been set up in the city of Palu to show that woman can, not only protect natural resources, but also restore the city of Palu.
About the SETAPAK Program
Since its inception in 2011 with the support of the UK Climate Change Unit (UKCCU), the “Save the Forest and Land through Repairs” with management program (SETAPAK) The Asia Foundation believes that management of forestry and land is the key to build a sustainable forest sector that can spread the wealth among the people near the forest and conserving the environment. Besides decreasing gas emission to mitigate global warming, this program helps to decentralize forest and land management in Indonesia to ensure transparency and accountability in managing, protecting, and distributing the benefits of natural resources to reach a fair and equal economic growth.
For further info, please contact:
Fadila Ayu Hapsari
Assistant Program Officer
SETAPAK II Program
T: +62 811 916 3 777