Socially responsible forestry in Indonesia
23 Oct 2012
Indonesia's commercial forestry sector needs to maintain good relationships with the communities that surround the forests. Charles Sturt University (CSU) doctoral student, Ms Kristiana Wahyudiyati, is investigating how forestry companies can make their corporate behaviour more socially acceptable. “Corporate social responsibility is increasingly being applied to commercial forestry in Indonesia and globally. My research looks at how well these companies work with communities in South Kalimantan in Indonesia,” Ms Wahyudiyati said. This week, she is meeting with her Indonesian co-supervisor, Professor Udiansyah from University of Lambung Mangkurat in South Kalimantan. He is familiar with local community attitudes and how positive relationships between communities and companies are developed. Professor Udiansyah is an expert in managing forest resources in Indonesia, and researches in environmental economics and rural development. He is also meeting with Ms Wahyudiyati’s main supervisor, Dr Digby Race, at CSU’s Institute for Land, Water and Society, based in Albury-Wodonga.
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Indonesian academic Professor Udiansyah and CSU PhD student Ms Kristiana Wahyudiyati from Indonesia will be available for interviews and pictures at 12noon on Wednesday 24 October at the Institute for Land, Water and Society (building 761), CSU in Albury-Wodonga, off Elizabeth Mitchell Drive, Thurgoona.