5 July 2023
Building Indonesia’s Maritime Security System to Safeguard Long-Term Development Targets 2025 – 2045

Jakarta, July 5th, 2023 – National stability necessitates a robust security system, including at sea. Economic, political, and technological dynamics have a significant impact on maritime security. The current maritime security challenges are no longer confined to traditional issues, but also extend to non-traditional challenges, including those posed[...]

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9 May 2023
Side Event at the 42nd ASEAN Summit, May 6-8, 2023, in Labuan Bajo and Adoption of Three Declarations for the Protection of ASEAN Migrant Fishermen

IOJI appreciated the Indonesian government’s role as the chair of ASEAN this year for advocating the adoption of the declaration on the protection of migrant fishermen. The member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have finally signed a declaration on the protection of migrant fishermen.[…]

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21 March 2023
Transparency International Dialogue on Fair and Transparent Blue Economy

Co-founder of IOJI, Stephanie Juwana, participated as a speaker in a discussion about a fair and transparent blue economy in Indonesia on March 21, 2023. Co-founder of IOJI, Stephanie Juwana, summarized four aspects that should be considered in the development of a blue economy, ranging from justice to[…]

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20 March 2023
Stories of Environmental Crime Investigation Journalists in Indonesia’s Maritime and Coastal Areas

Six journalists are hailed as champions of investigative reporting on environmental crimes. Operating in the “gray zone,” one of them had to go undercover to obtain accurate data and evidence. On the island of Batuwingkung, Sangihe, North Sulawesi, Ronny Adolf Buol embarked on an investigation into illegal shark[…]

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7 March 2023
IOJI and Stanford University Collaboration to End Slavery at Sea

After collaborating for almost three years, the two IOJI co-founders finally met fellow researchers at Stanford Center for Human Rights and International Justice and Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions (COS). Collaboration is expected to eradicate modern slavery in the middle of the sea. “Indonesian seafaring and fishing migrant[…]

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31 January 2023
Seminar “Strengthening Blue Carbon Ecosystem Governance”

The restoration of blue carbon ecosystems is not just about ecological function recovery. The government must ensure that communities participate and benefit from restoration practices. “Mangroves are just as important as seaweed, shrimp, crabs, and milkfish,” Subhan began his presentation at the “Strengthening Blue Carbon Ecosystem Governance” seminar.[…]

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31 January 2023
Strengthening Blue Carbon Ecosystem Governance Needs Integrated Policies

Indonesia has lost 50 percent of its mangroves in the last three decades. The absence of integrated policies makes it difficult to protect mangrove forests, one of the blue carbon ecosystems that support the lives of coastal communities. On the 2nd Day of the Seminar, Ir. Hartono, Head[…]

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30 January 2023
Environment Minister Siti Nurbaya and Maritime & Fisheries Affairs Minister Trenggono: Latest IOJI Study In Line with Policy, Government Mitigation and Adaptation Targets

The Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar stated that the latest IOJI study was relevant to the development of the FOLU Net Sink 2030 agenda. The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Sakti Wahyu Trenggono agreed, saying the IOJI study was in line with the Blue[…]

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7 December 2022
Maritime Human Rights Law Conference in Wilton Park

The Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of IOJI were speakers and active participants in the Conference on Human Rights at Sea December 5-7 2022 organized by Wilton Park. Wilton Park is an executive arm of the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office which provides a[…]

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18 November 2022
Ecological Fiscal Transfer: Calculation of Blue Carbon Still Minimal

Ecological Fiscal Transfer (EFT) III national conference in Yogyakarta discussed the opportunities and challenges of the Carbon Economic Value (NEK) policy. IOJI specifically examines the calculation of the value of mangroves and seagrass beds which are much debated in various blue carbon discussions. “Lost-and-found,” said the Director of[…]

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