A Participatory Mapping for Papua’s Green Land Development

goodmorningpapua.com – A mapping for traditional areas can be used as a capital for the preparation of sustainable development plans in the Papua Land. The use of traditional areas map, prepared on the basis of the understanding of indigenous peoples about their pattern of living space, will accommodate the needs of groups on a large scale.

According to the Customary Territory Registration Board (BRWA), the ideal traditional area map contains three important aspects, namely the agreement on traditional territory boundaries, the spatial management system, and the tenure system.

In its preparation, the map of traditional territories also includes locations that can be accessed, managed, protected, guarded, and utilized. All based on the understanding of the people who live in the area.

Later, various information including the history of land tenure, land use, boundary points, important points, and traditional territory tenure systems can be used to provide directions for spatial planning and development.

BRWA also emphasized that direct assistance is still needed, but its implementation still becomes a challenge. In addition, the budget for the allocation of village funds and human resources is still very low.  It is added that there is no technical institution prepared to do the mapping.

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