The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity has received assistance of German Financial Cooperation to support, through a Small Grants Programme (SGP), the efforts of the ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHP) to protect the biological diversity and improve livelihoods in and around (adjacent areas) their core zone.
The ACB, as prime recipient of the German financial support, is Programme Executing Agency (PEA) and Grant Authority of the SGP. The Directorate of Biodiversity Conservation (KKH) of the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) is the Programme Implementing Agency (PIA) and host of the National Working Team.
In order to have a visible impact and with regard to efficiency considerations, KfW and ACB decided to focus the SGP’s initial phase on selected AHPs in the two countries of Myanmar and Indonesia (Gunung Leuser National Park and Way Kambas National Park).
The SGP overall objective is to contribute to biodiversity protection and management of natural resources in the ASEAN region ;
- to improve biodiversity protection in line with the interest of local population directly dependent on selected AHPs and adjacent areas;
- to improve the livelihood of local communities directly dependent on selected AHPs or adjacent areas; and
- to strengthen the role of ACB in promoting biodiversity protection among the ASEAN member states.
This program is supported by ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity and KfW, with total funding support of EUR 249.805.