July 10, 2020

This Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) has been prepared in support of a project proposal entitled “Catalyzing Optimum Management of Natural Heritage for Sustainability of Ecosystem, Resources and Viability of Endangered Wildlife Species (CONSERVE)” (the project) by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry/Government of Indonesia to the Global Environment Facility (GEF). As this project is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its role as a GEF Implementing Agency, the project has been screened against the UNDP’s Social and Environmental Standards Procedure and deemed a High-Risk project. An ESMF has been prepared for the project at this stage, as the activities have not been fully specified in terms of specific locations and interventions, so cannot be fully assessed for all potential social and environmental risks and impacts. The ESMF forms the basis upon which the implementing partner will develop their specific Environmental and Social Management Plan, to ensure that significant adverse environmental and social impact mitigation and management measures are implemented and monitored as required.  It identifies the steps for detailed assessment of the project’s potential social and environmental risks, and for preparing and approving the required management plans for avoiding, and where avoidance is not possible, reducing, mitigating and managing the identified adverse impacts of this project.  The Implementing Partner of this project is Directorate General of Natural Resources Conservation and Ecosystem (DG of KSDAE) under the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. A Project Management Unit (PMU) will be established for the implementation of the project and compliance with this ESMF. The proposed project will introduce a structured planning and integrated framework for managing the biological landscapes in Indonesia covering three landscapes of Ulu Masen in Aceh, Seblat in Bengkulu and Moyo in West Nusa Tenggara. The project will strengthen management structures for conservation of biodiversity in a large biological landscape with the establishment and management of areas outside protected areas termed as Other Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECMs) through the Essential Ecosystem Areas (Kawasan Ekosistem Esensial or KEE); and  demonstrating sustainable economic and livelihood initiatives in tackling pressures and threats to biodiversity and improving forest connectivity. The project will directly benefit 4,500 people in the target landscapes through improved livelihoods and incomes of which an estimated 30% would be women.

The full ESFM document in English and Bahasa language can be downloaded from Download Section.

For additional information, please contact: 

Mr. Iwan Kurniawan at or Mr. Agus Prabowo at

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