About CRU

Vision and Mission

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the leading mediation service provider in Indonesia that provides effective, independent, and reliable support for the resolution of land-use and natural resource management conflicts. 

Our Mission

  1. Promote mediation as an effective approach for resolving land use and natural resource management conflicts.
  2. Serve as a neutral and reliable source of information about the mediation of land use and natural resource management conflicts.
  3. Provide effective and responsive mediation design, assessment, and referral services.
  4. Provide support for appropriate regulatory and policy reform through the use of public policy mediation.
  5. Develop a sustainable institutional model.

Our Work

In partnership with our stakeholders, CRU works to build confidence in the use of mediation to resolve land use and natural resource management conflict, through:

  • Conducting pilot projects for proof-of-concept testing, and to develop guidelines for best practices in the mediation of conflict;
  • Raising awareness, conducting training, workshops and capacity building events for assessors and mediators, private sector enterprises, government agencies, non-government organizations, and local communities;
  • Creating a national referral system – the National Register of Assessors and Mediators – that is accessible to any organization or community requiring such services;
  • Supporting mediation processes, including initial assessment, facilitation and mediation support, and the monitoring and evaluation of mediation processes, to ensure they are effective, and based on best practices; and
  • Undertaking research that improves knowledge about land use and natural resource management conflicts, and the efficacy of mediation as a means for conflict resolution.

Our Priorities

We aim to build a sustainable and effective CRU, with a focus on the following immediate priorities:

  • Raising awareness about CRU and our services and capabilities;
  • Engaging with existing land use and natural resource management initiatives;
  • Creating the National Register of Assessors and Mediators;
  • Developing an effective national referral system for conflict assessment and resolution;
  • Providing information and insight into existing land and natural resource management conflicts in Indonesia, including the costs of conflict for private enterprises and communities; and 
  • Conducting pilot projects on conflict mediation.

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