The Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) is an initiative that aims to ensure that timber and wood products can be verified in order to guarantee legal and sustainable sources. SVLK is central to the partnership agreement between Indonesia and the European Union because it can be used as a Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS).
Under this system, all products covered by the agreement must have a legal license in order to enter the EU market. In responding to these challenges and needs, and the importance of guarding and ensuring the implementation of the SVLK, on September 23, 2010 a network of Independent Forestry Monitoring (JPIK) was agreed and signed by 29 civil society organizations from scattered from Aceh to Papua in a FLEGT workshop meeting, September 21-23, 2010, in Jakarta.
At the 2015 JPIK National Meeting, network members agreed to expand JPIK work issues (beyond SVLK). Since then, JPIK has begun to carry out activities on the issue of broader forest governance by monitoring the problems that cause deforestation (drivers of deforestation).
Institutional Structure and Membership
JPIK is led by a National Dynamic Coordinator based in the National Secretariat in Bogor, while to ensure communication on the internal side, JPIK has established 24 Focal Points in 25 provinces, namely Aceh, Sumatera Utara, Sumatera Barat, Riau, Jambi, Bengkulu, South Sumatra, Lampung , West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, Banten, West Java, Central Java and DIY, East Java, South Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Gorontalo, North Maluku, West Papua and Papua .
JPIK also has a Board of Trustees consisting of 5 (five) people, whose duties and responsibilities are to oversee the National Dynamics in carrying out the wheels of organization and the implementation of organizational mandates based on the results of the National Meetings, especially those relating to ethical codes and ethics JPIK work.
Membership, called the JPIK element, consists of institutions and individuals. The institution is a civil society organization that observes forestry as an Indonesian legal entity. Individuals who are elements of JPIK are people who live or are in or around the area of permit holders or private forest owners operating, and other Indonesian citizens who have concerns in the forestry sector. Up to now, there are 407 JPIK members and 51 institutions in 25 provinces.