With the aim of increasing the capacity of civil society in accessing environmental information and maintaining their rights, ICEL held an Information Dispute Training for several national and local CSOs engaged in the environmental field. The CSOs present included: Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI), WALHI Sumatra, Pilar Nusantara (Pinus) South Sumatra, JARI Borneo West, Sampan, Wahana Bumi Hijau (WBH) South Sumatra and East Kalimantan JATAM.
The training was held in December 4-6, 2013, at the Amaris Hotel Juanda and facilitated directly by ICEL KIP Team. Wiwiek Awiati, a senior researcher of ICEL, participated and provided training materials regarding mediation.
Abu Mas’ud, a participant representing Western Borneo JARI highlighted his increased knowledge and understanding through attendance: “This training provides a common understanding, that the disputed information is not something that so scary,”