The Provincial Forest Service of East Kalimantan conducted a three-days coaching clinic for Forest Management Units (Kesatuan Pengelolaan Hutan-KPH) in the province on 30 October – 2 November in Samarinda, East Kalimantan. Out of 21 FMUs in East Kalimantan, nine have developed their management plan, while the rest are still on the process. Representatives from the remaining 12 KPH participated the coaching sessions. The event was held in collaboration with the regional forest planning of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, GIZ and Global
On his speech, the Head of Provincial Forestry Service said that East Kalimantan set the target to have all management plan of KPHs completed and endorsed by The Ministry of Environment and Forestry by the first semester of 2018.
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Tunggul Butarbutar, Provincial Coordinator of East Kalimantan
Suprianto, District Coordinator of Berau
Intending to use the Education Forest to support training activities and as location for the social forestry programme, the Human Resources Training Center of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Pusat Diklat KLHK) conducted a workshop on 1 – 2 November in Bogor. The two-day workshop also aimed to monitor the progress of the Education Forest managed by the Environment and Forestry Training Agency (BDLHK). The workshop supported by FORCLIME was attended by 80 participants representing the structural staff and lecturers (widyaiswara) of the Pusdiklat KLHK, BDLHK and Forest Vocational High School teachers.
As resource person a FORCLIME advisor explained the plan to establish demonstration plots of arboretum, nursery and agroforestry in BD LHK Samarinda Education Forest in 2018. The demonstration plots are aimed to support the training field practices at the BD LHK Samarinda. During a different session, the Head of Pusat Diklat raised an idea to use the Education Forest as a business incubator, which is intensively managed by the community through a Social Forestry scheme, so that the Education Forest will provide economic benefits for the surrounding community.
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Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager, Human Capacity Development
October 2nd was the official date for the conclusion of a community tenure conflict resolution in the Forest Management Unit (KPH) of Berau Barat. It is marked by the signing of a cooperation agreement which establishes a partnership scheme between a forest concession (PT. Inhutani I Labanan), the community of Tepian Buah Village and the KPH Berau Barat. The event was witnessed by the Head of the village, the Village Consultative Agency, the Head of Segah Sub-district and acknowledged by the Head of East Kalimantan Province Forestry Service. The partnership arranges the management of Tembalang waterfall in Tepian Buah village, which is situated in the area of KPH Berau Barat, formerly the working area of PT Inhutani 1. Because of its beauty and uniqueness, Tembalang waterfall became a tourist attraction in the village of Tepian Buah and has the potential to develop into an ecotourism object, next to providing environmental services. The partnership scheme aims to improve economic empowerment efforts and concludes the resolution of tenurial conflicts with the principle of partaking of roles, responsibilities and benefits. The cooperation also mentions the profit sharing of the partnership from the total net income, 30% for PT. Inhutani I Labanan, 60% for Tepian Buah village and 10% for KPH Berau Barat.
Up to now, GIZ has been providing assistance to KPH Berau Barat, including the resolving of community tenure conflicts around its working area.
For more information, please contact:
Suprianto, Technical Advisor for Forest Management Unit
Tunggul Butarbutar, East Kalimantan Provincial Coordinator
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic Area Manager, Forest Management Unit