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Facilitating Village Forest Management Planning in Kapuas Hulu

RKHD Kapuas Hulu

Following the announcement to determine eight Village Forests in Kapuas Hulu through a decree of the Minister of Forestry, FORCLIME helped initiating the process of proposal development for Forest Village management (HPHD) licenses. The preparation of the document follows the directive stipulated in the Minister of Forestry Regulation No. 49/2008 on the Establishment of the Working Area of Forest Village (PAK-HD) in Kapuas Hulu. The workshop took place from 6th to 8th of May 2014 with the objective to prepare a Village Forest Management Plan (RKHD), other necessary village regulations, and to organize the administrative requirements for the Forest Village management proposal to the Governor of West Kalimantan.

The workshop was conducted collaboratively with the Plantation and Forestry Service of Kapuas Hulu, Kapuas Watershed Management Service (BPDAS - Kapuas), FORCLIME, and the local NGOs WWF Indonesia, FFI Kapuas Hulu and Perkumpulan KABAN.

For further information, please contact:
Ali Mustofa, Technical Adviser for Community-Based Forest Management

Land Tenure Assessment Tools Training in Kapuas Hulu

Training on land tenure

Representatives from NGOs, the customary board and thelocal and village governments participated in the “Land Tenure Assesment Tools Training” in Putussibau from 5 - 9 May 2014. This event was initiated by the Working Group Tenure (WGT) and supported by GIZ programmes, Forest Governance Programme and Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME). The aim of this training was to provide information of methodologies and tools for collecting preliminary information and conflict mapping. Thus, relevant stakeholders can develop and identify potential solutions to accomodate their needs.

There are five villages within the Model Forest Management Unit (FMU) in Kapuas Hulu, namely Pulau Manak, Padua, Setulang, Tanjung Lasa, and Sadap. These villages are sharing their experiences with regard to existing conflicts related to forest area and administration borders of the  village. The case studies encouraged the participants to understand how to use the land tenure assesment tools, such as RATA (Rapid And Tenure Assesment), AGATA (Analisis Gaya Bersengketa, analysis based on conflict types), conflict documentation software (HuMA-Win) and gender analysis (as part of social analysis). Additionally, the participants strengthened their understanding of the methodologies for land tenure analysis through field practice in Tanjung Lasa village.

As a follow up of the training, an assesment and a data collection in those villages will be undertaken in July. The activity will be carried out by the WGT and will be supported by the qualified participants as assessors.  Furthermore, the WGT team will present the assesment results to the policy makers in the district and on the national level in order to give a clear picture on tenurial issues in the Model FMU Kapuas Hulu.

For further information, please contact:
Mathias Bertram, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Policy

Sharing experience in facilitating the CBFM programme in the Kalimantan region

PHBM BPN

FORCLIME collaborates with the Center for Watershed Management (BP DAS) of Mahakam Berau and the local NGO Kawal Borneo Community Foundation (KBCF). These three organisations conducted a meeting which aimed to share experiences in facilitating activities related to Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, on 25-26 April 2014. The event was attended by 50 representatives of relevant parties related to forestry in Kalimantan, particularly organizations or institutions that provide assistance to communities in managing their forest areas.

The results of the meeting are as follows: At the provincial level, it is necessary to have the governor's legislation for a technical manual to verify Village Forest Management Rights; while at the district level, it is necessary to build up Forest Village Institutions to improve the organization and the human resources at the site level. Additionally, participants also obtained information on the current status of CBFM schemes – such as village forest and social forest/HKm – in Kalimantan, the methodologies which were used, and the problems in the management of CBFM systems.

To follow up the meeting, a media-based communication system was established which uses SMS service centers and social networks in order to provide updated information on CBFM to interested parties. Additionally, this action will help to channel the communities’ complaints and constraints in the implementation of community forestry and village forests management schemes in Kalimantan.

For further information, please contact:
Ali Mustofa, Thematic Leader of Community Empowerment

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