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Mr. Abdon Nababan


Council of Forest Watch Indonesia

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Council of Forest Watch Indonesia

Background Information

Employment History


National Indigenous Peoples Alliance

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

The Jakarta Post

Adviser for Masyarakat Adat

Global Greengrants Fund

President Director

PT. Poros Nusantara Utama

Executive Director

Forest Watch Indonesia-Telapak


The Samdhana Institute

Board Member
The Tenure Facility

Chairman of Trustees
Yayasan Sejati

Coordinator of the Steering Committee

Secretary General

Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of the Archipelago


Member of Forest Watch Indonesia Working Group Notes

Nusantara Alliance for Indigenous People

Lands... Indigenous Alliance Secretary
The Economic Times

Alliance of Nusantara Indigenous Society

Global Forest Leaders Forum

Web References (120 Total References)

Abdon Nababan* Abdon ... [cached]

Abdon Nababan* Abdon Nababan is a leading indigenous authority on the rights of Indigenous Peoples. He has served as the Secretary General of Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) of Indonesia since 2007. Mr. Nababan was the Coordinator of the Steering Committee at Network for the Defense of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (JAPHAMA) and serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Setara/NTFP, Chairman of the Council of Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI), and Advisor at the Samdhana Institute. A Toba Batak from North Sumatra, Indonesia, Mr. Nababan has led successful campaigns to earn greater recognition for Indigenous Peoples' rights, with a special focus on land and forest rights.


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According to AMAN's ... [cached]

According to AMAN's secretary-general, Abdon Nababan, there were an estimated 40 million hectares of customary forest in Indonesia.

"About 40 million indigenous people are now the rightful owners of our customary forests," said the group's chief Abdon Nababan.
However, a senior forestry minister official said he believed the total amount of "customary forest" was far lower, and stressed it could take time to implement the changes as local governments would all need to issue a decree.

"The biggest problem is that Indonesia ... [cached]

"The biggest problem is that Indonesia does not have a clear definition of who its indigenous people are," said Abdon Nababan, secretary-general of the Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of the Archipelago.

Indonesia has about 500 ethnic groups, many of which have lived in the same area since before the nation-state was established more than 60 years ago.
"Parliament is now deliberating on how to implement the UNDRIP and must come up with a clear definition if it wants to make any progress here," Abdon said.

As Abdon Nababan the director ... [cached]

As Abdon Nababan the director of the National Indigenous Peoples Alliance (AMAN) notes in the video, this discriminatory pattern of development, which denies peoples' rights, has to stop as it threatens not just the future of indigenous peoples but the unity of the country itself.

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