IWP addresses mitigation of negative impacts on Climate and Environment caused by mismanaged organic and non-organic waste in rural & remote communities and small island fishing communities.

In the Media

July 2022 Metro TV
May 2022 Pulau Mesa

Komodo Report 2021

Material reduction at source

An important part of our work in communities is reduction of the use of non-recyclable packaging by introducing an alternative delivery model refilling.

Reduction of sachets & pouches on Pulau Messah

Open burning of plastic

We educate and integrate socialisation about the negative impact of open burning of plastic waste on climate & public health

Stakeholder testimonies from Pulau Papagaran

2022 June @ Messah Island – Location -8.52633, 119.74534


We update our waste, litter and financial data files weekly. These data files are accessible by local government and our donors via shared documents.

Our theory of change

Explore IWP theory of change on Community-led mitigation of negative impacts on Climate and Environment – Managing organic and non-organic waste
in Rural & Remote Communities (RRC) in Indonesia

IWP-MBRC recyclables sorting and baling facility in Labuan Bajo

IWP coordinators and facilitators themselves are a representation of RRCs. They were born and raised in the communities they wish to empower and support. IWP coordinators and facilitators experienced the impact of mismanaged waste on a personal level in their own communities, understand the local challenges and have the capacity to support other RRCs on implementing IWPs community-led development project on Climate and Environment. 

IWP programs includes supporting local government on policy making (waste roadmap), development of local regulations and implementation related to waste management, reduction of open waste burning and pollution of fresh water sources in rural and remote regions. Our programs supports Indonesia’s National Plan of Action

Civic space is improved and upheld by empowering members of RRCs to take collective action, express, promote, pursue and defend common interests and access information and critically evaluate issues regarding climate & environment relevant to their own communities, by focussing on management of waste. 

IWP awareness & campaign materials

IWP campaign materials on reduction of single-use plastic

IWP open waste burning awareness campaign

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