Over the last year FORCLIME has been supporting the provincial government of North Kalimantan to work towards a solution for maintaining both the economic and ecological benefits of mangrove forests in the Kayan Delta, an area in which shrimp farms can be found in officially designated forest areas. FORCLIME has been training fisherman/farmers on how to map their shrimp farms using the GPS function in their smart-phones. Once data regarding shrimp farm ownership became available, FORCLIME and the local forestry services proposed to turn the shrimp farms located in the forest area into a social forestry scheme based on silvo-aquaculture. In silvo-aquaculture, shrimp farms and mangroves are not mutually exclusive but can co-exist within the same area. This approach has been picked up positively and the provincial and national government are now in the stage of developing more concrete plans to establish the social forestry scheme.
The next step is to develop the local capacity of forestry services and local fishermen on how to apply silvo-aquaculture in the Kayan Delta. With GIZ’s experience in silvo-aquaculture in other regions such as the Mekong Delta in Vietnam this will hopefully turn into a successful endeavor resulting in the reforestation of large areas of mangroves.
For more details, please contact:
Dr. Robbie Weterings, Development Advisor for GIS
By celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Environment and Forestry Training Agency (BD LHK) of Samarinda, a workshop on preparing the Roadmap for Capacity Building Development of the BD LHK was conducted on 26-27 February 2018 in Samarinda. The workshop aims to identify the capacity building strategy of BD LHK Samarinda to improve its services. 50 representatives from BD LHK Samarinda, the technical implementation unit of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Samarinda, the Forestry Service and Forest Management Unit (KPH) in East Kalimantan Province, the private sector and NGOs attended the workshop. The event was organized under the cooperation of BD LHK and FORCLIME.
During the opening ceremony, the Head of BD LHK said that the training materials of BD LHK Samarinda should be prepared following the user’s needs, it should be more practical skills-oriented and outcome-oriented, as well as thorough in selecting the trainees.
Results of the workshop include a training development strategy using the Competence Based Training (CBT) approach that focuses on developing the competencies required by the users. This will lead to improving the current regulation at present, the training is prepared in the package system with the standard curriculum and a minimum of 30 participants.
For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager, Human Capacity Development
The Forestry Service Office of West Kalimantan in collaboration with GIZ conducted a three-day workshop, the “Forestry Stakeholder Forum” on March 7-9, 2018 in Pontianak. The aim of this workshop is to promote communication and coordination as well as commitment among forestry stakeholders in preparation of the forestry planning, which will take place in West Kalimantan.
The workshop was attended by about 100 participants from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) and its technical unit in the province, provincial officials, Head of Forest Management Unit (FMU), and NGOs.
In his speech the Head of the Forestry Provincial Office addressed challenges and issues of forestry in West Kalimantan, focusing on the Agrarian Reform (TORA) and Social Forestry and emphasized Forest Management by FMUs.
The results of this workshop are the formulation of existing challenges in forestry and the prioritization of forestry planning in West Kalimantan.
For further information, please contact:
Jumtani, West Kalimantan Provincial Coordinator
Wandojo SiswantoSiswanto, Strategic Area Manager, Forestry Policy and Climate Change