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Training to improve transparency on financial administration of forest management in West Kalimantan

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The West Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service together with FORCLIME conducted a training on the Preparation of Budget Expenditure and Accountability Documents of the Provincial Forestry Service on 6-8 November 2017 in Pontianak, West Kalimantan. The training aims to disseminate the regulations on the preparation of budget expenditure and accountability documents in order to improve transparency on financial administration for forest management. This event was attended by 60 participants representing the Forest Management Units (KPH) and other technical implementation units of the West Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service. The three-day training was facilitated by trainers from Bappeda (regional planning agency), the Regional Finance and Revenue Board, the Provincial Inspectorate and the West Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service.

The Head of West Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service expects that after the training all planning documents are well prepared in accordance with the prevailing rules and regulations.

For more information, please contact:
Jumtani, Provincial Coordinator, West Kalimantan
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic area manager, Human Capacity Development

Social Forestry Practitioners of Kalimantan trained on conflict mediation

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FORCLIME, in cooperation with the NGO Working Group Tenure (WGT), conducted a Basic Mediation Training for participants from Northern, Western and Eastern Kalimantan in Bogor, from October 30 until November 2. The training serves the purpose of offering knowledge support to local conflict resolution mechanisms, raise awareness of conflict resolution methods to practitioners and train members of the West Kalimantan Conflict Resolution Desk. The 20 participants represented government officials working on social forestry (Pokja PS East Kalimantan – Kelompok Kerja Perhutanan Sosial, Bappeda, KPHs, BPSKL - Balai Perhutanan Sosial dan Kemitraan Lingkungan, DPMK - Dinas Pemberdayaan Masyarakat dan Pemerintahan Kampung) from province and district level and local NGO representatives.

The training covered principles of conflict handling and mediation practices, such as the legal background of land conflicts in Indonesia and mediation and negotiation methods for practitioners, with a special focus on natural resource and forest conflicts. As a result of the training, the participants discussed ideas and possibilities of establishing and strengthening conflict resolution mechanisms on district and province level.

For more information, please contact:
Johanna Riedmann, Junior Adviser for Monitoring and Planning

Village government of Setulang, North Kalimantan, documents local experience and knowledge on sustainability of forest management

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The Village Government of Setulang in Malinau district, North Kalimantan, in cooperation with resource persons representing the Ecotourism Board of Setulang, the Setulang Village Forest Management board, the Deputy of Customary Leader of Oma Lung, the Province Forest Service of North Kalimantan, the Forest Management Unit of Malinau (KPH Unit X Malinau) discussed the content of a book that explains social and cultural traditions of Setulang people in regard to sustainable forest management. The focus group discussion was conducted on 31 October in Tarakan, supported by FORCLIME. The book aims to portray a clear picture about Setulang people’s ways and perspectives on forest conservation using a popular language. Hence, local experiences and knowledge can be easily understood and, moreover, can be shared with a wide range of stakeholders over generations.

The respective book, called “Tane’ Olen Setulang:  A tradition on forest conservation in Setulang village, Malinau district, North Kalimantan” will be produced in the near future.

For more information, please contact:
Muhammad Sidiq, Provincial Coordinator of North Kalimantan
Ratu Wina Widyawati, Programme Officer (Information and Knowledge Management)


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