Ocean Forum empowers Demak community groups for coastal restoration

The 10 community groups, which have supported Building with Nature measures in Demak district in Java to restore the eroding coastline, are now organized in the ocean management forum Bintoro Forum. Bintoro stands for “Bina Noto Segoro”, Javanese words, which means “To Manage the Sea”. Being organized in the forum allows the community to network with the government and receive funding to ensure sustainability of Building with Nature interventions.

Building with Nature Indonesia is a programme by Wetlands International, EcoShape, the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PU), supported by supported by the Dutch Sustainable Water Fund and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).