Paper ID: 152
Policy Innovation on Environment and Forestry Development for Supporting Gender Equality in Indonesia
I D A Nurhaeni1, E E Hartono2, I S Putri3, Y Kurniawan4, and D G Suharto1
1Lecturer at Magister of Public Administration, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Sebelas Maret University, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta, Indonesia.
2Civil Officers at the Ministry of Forestry and Environment of the Republic of Indonesia.
3Post-graduate student of Magister of Public Administration, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Sebelas Maret University, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta, Indonesia.
4Lecturer at Department of English, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Sebelas Maret University, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta, Indonesia.
This article discusses how policy innovation was developed for supporting gender equality in the environment and forestry development. The data were collected through focus group discussions, documentation studies, and in-depth interviews with deliberately selected informants. The data were qualitatively analyzed with Miles and Huberman’s model. Policy innovation in environmental and forestry development is carried out through a combination of Design Thinking and Systemic Thinking approaches. Design thinking is carried out through gender-responsive policy innovations that regulate forests to be managed sustainably for the welfare of women, men, and people with disabilities. Moreover, there were also innovative activities called GLEADS (Gender Leader Summit) and TEACH (Training for Ecogender Activation Hub) embodying the National-regional Eco-forestry Hub, where each Hub cooperated with each other to develop innovations for improving gender equality. Respectively, Systemic Thinking is performed through the internal and external collaboration for producing and developing a digital gender learning system managed by the Gender Mainstreaming Work Group. GLEADS and TEACH members continuously create and encourage the contents of the digital gender learning system. This study provides an insight that Design Thinking and Systemic Thinking approaches in policy innovation contribute to the transformation of gender-neutral policies, programs, and activities into natural gender.