FORCLIME collaborates with the local radio station Pro 1 RRI Samarinda, East Kalimantan to share the progress of the Forest Management Unit (FMU) development as well as efforts for mitigation and adaptation to climate change in East Kalimantan Province with the wider public. These topics are discussed during a radio talk show, which is aired on the frequency 97.6 FM every second and fourth Thursday of the month between December 2015 and May 2016, from 09:00 to 10:00 pm. The talk show features resource persons from different institutions in East Kalimantan who are experts in the fields discussed. Institutions represented include district forestry agencies, the Climate Council of East Kalimantan Province, FMUs located in East Kalimantan, and other organizations involved in efforts for climate change mitigation/adaptation and reducing emissions from the forestry sector. The radio listeners can interact directly with the resource persons via a phone number provided by Pro 1 RRI Samarinda.
The talk show program aims to support governments at provincial and district levels in the dissemination of information to increase public awareness on the values and benefits of forests and the role and functions of different stakeholders in mitigation and adaptation to climate change, good forest governance and sustainable development. The experts also present on-going activities, existing policies and strategies, or opportunities and challenges for the future. In addition, the radio program aims to disseminate information on the FMU development process, and on achievements of each FMU in East Kalimantan.
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