YKAN supports the empowerment of village communities, whose lives depend on forest and lands, to protect and manage forest natural resources sustainably for their welfare and prosperity.
Natural Resources Access and Management Rights
YKAN facilitates technical support for the application of social forestry permits and strengthening social forestry management institutions.
Village Governance Strengthening
YKAN builds SIGAP learning networks to improve the capacity of village facilitators and village government staff through individual and institution facilitator training.
Sustainable Livelihoods Strategy Development
YKAN develops forest-friendly commodities partnerships in East Kalimantan and micro-financing for sustainable livelihood development. YKAN also supports gender equality in economic development .
These efforts to increase community welfare are conducted through development of forest-friendly commodities and community products produced by females and youths.
These community empowerment supports are part of Community Inspiring Actions for Change or SIGAP (Aksi Inspiratif Warga untuk Perubahan).