The Borneo Project was established in 1991 to assist diverse tribal groups on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo in their struggles for human rights, rainforest protection and sustainable community development. Partner organizations and communities in Borneo initiate and direct core programs while a ten-person volunteer Advisory Board mobilize resources in the U.S. and educate international audiences about the rainforests and peoples of Borneo.
The overall goal of the Borneo Project and its partners is to secure protection for Borneo's forests and ensure community rights to manage development in ancestral territories. Their current programs are focused on legal aid, community mapping, and indigenous preschools. Past programs supported reforestation, community mapping and legal aid, rural economic development, renewable energy projects, and U.S.-based advocacy.
Over the past 17 years they have coordinated trainings, equipment, volunteers and small grants for the following programs:
- Indigenous Lands Protection
- Natural Resource Management
- Micro-enterprise development
- Green Energy
To find out how you can help them, read on more about their efforts here.