Empowering Targeted Orang Asli Communities in Natural Resource Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods
The Orang Asli (OA) communities in Peninsular Malaysia are marginalized in term of access to basic services (water, electricity, health, education, etc) and natural resources.
This project will assist targeted OA communities in Southeast Pahang Peatland Landscape in Pekan, Ulu Kinta Basin in Perak and Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve in Selangor. The targeted Orang Asli communities has the closest contact with the forest, rivers and peatlands. They will be empowered on the roles they can take to sustainably manage forest, peatland and water resources. The project is also targeted to build capacity of the Orang Asli in land and natural resource management.
The project will also help to introduce additional sustainable livelihoods related to better stewardship of natural resources and improved access to clean and safe water and new products such as honey, organic produce, bamboo and ecotourism.
Duration: January 2020 – June 2021
The overall aim of this project is to empower targeted Orang Asli communities on natural resource conservation and sustainable livelihoods. Below are the specific objectives that the project aims to accomplish:
- Support Orang Asli livelihood and peatland rehabilitation at the western portion of the Southeast Pahang Peatland Landscape in Pekan, Pahang
- Strengthen Orang Asli community action in catchment forest and water resource protection in Upper Kinta Basin in Perak
- Strengthen rehabilitation of peat swamp forest and livelihood improvement by Sahabat Hutan Gambut Kuala Langat Utara (SHGKLU), Selangor
- Facilitate capacity building of Orang Asli communities through training and exchanges
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