FORCLIME presented its activities at the annual “Danau Sentarum – Betung Kerihun Festival” which took place in Lanjak and Danau Sentarum National Park on 12 - 15 December 2013. The event was opened by the Governor of West Kalimantan and witnessed by the Deputy of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, as well as the Bupati and other high-level government officials of Kapuas Hulu District.
The FORCLIME booth was collaboratively presented by FORCLIME technical and financial cooperation (GIZ and KfW), as well as the District Forest Service of Kapuas Hulu. During the exhibition, information about the FORCLIME’s implementation activities was provided to the visitors and different stakeholders in Kapuas Hulu and its surroundings.
Kapuas Hulu is one of FORCLIME’s pilot districts where implementation activities take place. The district has two national parks, Danau Sentarum (132,000 ha) and Betung Kerihun (800,000 ha). As protected areas, these national parks have major functions for biodiversity conservation and the protection of life support systems. Since 2011, the district government of Kapuas Hulu (through the District Tourism Service Disbudpar) and national park authorities have been collaborating to conduct together the annual tourism festival “Danau Sentarum – Betung Krihun Festival” which aims to highlight the importance of these two conservation areas.
For more information about FORCLIME implementation activities in Kapuas Hulu, please contact:
Ismet Khaerudin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity and Management of Protected Areas
Franz-Fabian Bellot, Development Adviser for GIS
With the sound of the traditional gong and the signature of Malinau’s Regent Yansen TP, the ceremonial inauguration of Setulang as a “Tourism Village” has officially been completed.
Setulang is one of the villages in North Kalimantan, Malinau District which still owns well-conserved forests, due to forest management based on local wisdom (Tane'olen). In Setulang, a forest area of 4,330 ha has been determined by the Ministry of Forestry through SK.526/Menhut-II/2013 on 25 July 2013 to become part of the community-based forest management scheme called “Village Forest” or Hutan Desa in Indonesian.
With the Village Forest certificate, the people of Setulang community – organized through the Tane’ olen Community Board – are now allowed to manage and supervise their forests. Being located approximate to the district’s capital, the sustainable Tane’olen forest management practices of Setulang may be promoted as part of its newly established Tourism Village status to attract visitors who are interested in experiencing the typical characteristics of Kalimantan’s tropical rainforests.
Together with the Malinau District Forestry Service, FORCLIME has been assisting the Setulang community in developing their Village Forest proposal, in particular by supporting capacity building activities of Tane’olen Community Board members. This institution is expected to be able to manage the forest Setulang wisely and sustainably.
For more information about FORCLIME’s activities in Setulang village, please contact:
Ali Mustofa, Thematic Leader for Community Empowerment
The Samarinda Center for Forestry Education and Training (BDK), in collaboration with GIZ FORCLIME, conducted a meeting last November presenting the BDK curriculum that had been prepared collaboratively by both parties. The developed curriculum is going to be used for training related to forest boundary mapping and measuring of carbon stock based on the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) applications. Also, the curriculum is going to support the preparation of training programmes for Forest Management Unit (FMU) development and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) activities.
The meeting was attended by resource persons from the Directorate General of Forestry Planning, the Ministry of Forestry, as well as mapping experts from the Bandung Institute of Technology. During the discussion experts and resource persons provided inputs for improvement of the curriculum, which will later be submitted to the Head of Center of Forestry Education and Training (CFET) at the Ministry of Forestry for endorsement. The curriculum discussed will be pilot-tested in 2014.
For further information, please contact:
Budi Susanto, Technical Adviser for GIS
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development