Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Sharing experience in facilitating the CBFM programme in the Kalimantan region


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

Enhancing management capacities of forestry education and training institutions

Diklat penulisan proposal

The Center of Forest Education and Training (CFET), in collaboration with GIZ FORCLIME, conducted a training on proposal writing for fundraising for forestry training institutions. The training took place in Bandung from 21-25 April 2014. The 30 participants are representatives of the Agency for Extension and Forest Human Resource Development (Badan Penyuluhan dan Pengembangan Sumberdaya Manusia Kehutanan - BP2SDM), which includes the CFET, Forestry Training Offices (Balai Diklat Kehutanan), the Centre of Planning and Development of Forest Human Resources (Pusrenbang SDMK) and the Forestry Extension Center (Pusat Penyuluhan Kehutanan). The training aimed to improve the management capacities of forestry training institutions, particularly with regard to raising funds to support the financial sustainability of the institutions.

Topics delivered during the training include: (1) Proposal development with a clear and structured logical framework, (2) Formulation of financial proposals relevant to the proposed logical framework, (3) Organization and institutional aspects (including internal human resources, monitoring and evaluation) that are required to implement the proposed programmes, (4) Identifying potential donors or funding sources, (5) Identifying marketing strategies to promote the proposals.

During the training, the participants developed five draft proposals and will receive further support by the trainers and the working team (coordinated through CFET) to finalise the proposals in order to eventually submit them to relevant potential donors.

For further information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development

Training on Mapping Conflicts for Lecturers at the CFET

Diklat Pemetaan konflik

The Centre of Forestry Education and Training (CFET) in collaboration with the Forestry Tenure Working Group (WG Tenure) and supported by GIZ FORCLIME conducted a training on “Conflict Mapping” in Bogor. Participants in the training were mainly lecturers from the CFET and the regional Forestry Training Centres (BDK Siantar, Pekanbaru, Bogor, Kadipaten, Samarinda, Makassar, Kupang).

The objective of the training was to provide knowledge, skills and mind-sets to stakeholders on conflict mapping, analysis of conflict resolution, and documentation of data. After the training participants are expected to use their newly acquired knowledge in teaching as well as direct resolution of tenure conflicts in the forestry sector.

The Head of CFET, Dr. Agus Justianto, opened the training accompanied by Dr. Iman Santoso, the Coordinating Board of the WG Tenure. In the opening speech, Dr. Agus Justianto mentioned the three pillars of forestry development in Indonesia: low carbon emission development, resources efficiency, and social inclusiveness.

As part of the training, a field trip enabled the participants to apply the theoretical knowledge obtained during the class room sessions. The exercise in the field was carried out at Kiarasari village in Sukajaya sub-district in Bogor. The village is located in the surrounding area of the Gunung Halimun Salak National Park. Participants used analytical tools on land tenure conflict mapping for collecting data and information from the community in the Cibuluh and Gunung Leutik villages, and the management of the national park.

Working closely with CFET and supported by FORCLIME, the WG Tenure has developed a curriculum syllabus on “Conflict Mapping”, which has already been formalized through the Head of CFET’s decree No. 35/Dik.2/2014. Four analytical approaches for assessing land tenure have been adopted in the curriculum syllabus, namely Rapid Land Tenure Assessment (RaTA), Disputants Style Analysis (AGATA), gender analysis in the management of forest resources, and documentation of data conflicts (HUMA -win).

For further information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development


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