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Land Mapping in North Kalimantan - Local government encourages stakeholders on data assembly in Delta Kayan area

The planning agency (Bappeda) of North Kalimantan Province together with FORCLIME and WWF Indonesia conducted a coordination meeting on 5-6 June 2017 in Tarakan. The meeting aimed to establish synergies amongst stakeholders in data collection of fishponds at the Delta Kayan area. Ultimately, collecting the data will lead to maintain the ecological, economic and socio-cultural sustainability of the Delta Kayan Area. Forty participants represented the North Kalimantan Provincial Government (Kaltara), Fisheries and Fishermen Association, fishery companies, FORCLIME and WWF Indonesia.

In his speech, the Bappeda official highlighted that fishponds in Delta Kayan cover about 140,000 hectares in an area, which is administratively spread over three districts (Bulungan, Tana Tidung, Nunukan) and one city (Tarakan). About 50% of the total pond area is located on land used for ​​forestry purposes. Pond mapping is the first step towards legal assurance, which leads to business surety - a precondition for the certification of fishery products from Kaltara and essential for gaining access to the international market.

The keynote speaker, Secretary of the Province of Kaltara drew attention to the ratification of the Kaltara Provincial Spatial Plan (RTRWP). Currently, Kaltara is working with the Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) to develop a One Map Policy Programme. The results of the mapping of pond land will be integrated into the RTRWP and the One Map Policy Programme.

On the second day, FORCLIME and WWF Indonesia advisers introduced a non-paid Global Positioning System (GPS) application. Once the participants started using it, they successfully managed to coordinate retrieval practices using the software.

The meeting will be followed up by a three-day training on mapping and GPS, which will be conducted after the Lebaran holidays. The training will be supported by trainers from FORCLIME and WWF Indonesia and attended by representatives of the Association of Fisheries and Fishermen.

For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development
Muhammad Sidiq, Provincial Coordinator, North Kalimantan
Robbie Weterings, Adviser for GIS

Germany’s forest action plan for sustainable development published

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has released the Germany’s forest action plan for sustainable development in March 2017. The international forest policy of BMZ based on the three pillars: Forest conservation and climate change mitigation (REDD+); Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) and promotion of deforestation-free supply chains.

More detail on the forest action plan is here.

For more information, please contact:
Georg Buchholz, Programme Director, FORCLIME

Supporting regional workshop on Forest Governance and Land Tenure

The ASEAN-GIZ project on Forestry and Climate Change (FORCC) and the bilateral German-Indonesian Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) organized a regional workshop on Forest Governance and Land Tenure in West Nusa Tenggara Province on 15-19 May 2017. There were 35 participants in total representing several ASEAN countries, such as Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand. Indonesia was represented by participants from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and stakeholders of organisations involved in conflict management in Indonesia, such as Conservation International (CI), Working Group Tenure (WGT), CIFOR, IMN, RECOFTC and the Kapuas Hulu Conflict Resolution Desk.

During the two-day workshop, a vivid exchange of best practices and lessons learned from participating countries took place. The Kapuas Hulu Conflict Resolution Desk – supported by FORCLIME – held a presentation about its organisation, which was followed by a lively discussion.

As part of the workshop, the participants visited a local conflict resolution case in a community in West Nusa Tenggara Province. The participants learned about the experiences the population of Rempek Village made in settling a conflict between the local government and the Forest Management Unit (FMU) of Rinjani Barat. The two-year mediation process of this case was documented in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a notary document. The presenters highlighted the role of local NGOs and the Samantha Foundation as crucial for the positive outcome of this mediation process.

This workshop illustrates how synergies between GIZ projects and partners lead to the successful exchange of best practices and lessons learned between regional audiences.

For further information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager, Human Capacity Development
Mohamad Rayan, Advisor Crosscutting Issues and Conflict Management

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