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FORCLIME studies sustainable livelihoods in Malinau, North Kalimantan

Following up to the training on Sustainable Livelihoods Assessment (SLA) that was conducted in Malinau District in June 2013, a feasibility study on people's livelihoods for short-term investments was carried out. The study was collaboratively conducted by FORCLIME and the District Forestry Service of Malinau, with the Head of Conservation Department as the programme coordinator. The study was conducted in 15 villages in Hulu Bahau and Pujungan sub-districts in Malinau District for two weeks from August 26 to 10 September. The study team was divided into five groups, of which each group worked in 3 villages.

In addition to providing an overview of the condition in every village, the activity also aimed to facilitate the community to develop ideas related to improving their income. For example villagers at Long Lame village now plan to develop sustainable agriculture systems by planting vegetables and nuts as primary commodities. Moreover, Pujungan villagers want to develop fisheries and rubber plantations. The activity also explored public perceptions on forest utilization, particularly to identify important area for socio-economic compliance (High Conservation Value -  HCV 5) and areas important for the cultural identity of traditional communities (HCV 6).

For further information please contact:
Indah Astuti (Community Participation Expert of DPMU Malinau)
Toni Salsius (Forestry Expert of DPMU Malinau)

Training on Remote Sensing for Carbon Accounting in Berau, East Kalimantan

As part of its efforts to support the capacities of Forest Management Unit (FMU) staff, GIZ FORCLIME supported the Model Production FMU of West Berau (KPHP Model Berau Barat) in organizing a training on remote sensing for carbon accounting based on land cover types. The training, which belongs to a series of capacity building activities for the technical staff of the KPHP’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Unit, was conducted from 9th to 13th of September 2013 in Berau district, East Kalimantan. 20 participants from the Model KPHP Berau Barat, from local NGOs, the district government, FORCLIME’s National Project Management Unit (NPMU), and Kayan Mentarang National Park joined the training.

Materials provided cover the following topics: introduction to remote sensing and the devices used for this purpose, data preparation processes, and methods for land cover classification. In addition to technical materials, participants also learned about climate change, REDD+, carbon accounting, reference emission levels, as well as measuring, reporting and verification (MRV). Giving this additional information aimed at increasing participants’ understanding about the carbon issue, so that they can further apply their technical knowledge of remote sensing and GIS in the context of land use planning through considering the carbon stock of different land cover types.

The training was opened and closed by the Head of the Model KPHP Berau Barat, Hamzah, MSi. In his speech, he expressed the hope that participants will use the knowledge gained from the training for carrying out their duties. Additionally, participants are also expected to transfer their newly obtained knowledge to other colleagues who did not participate in the training.

For further information, please contact:
Benjamin Korff, Development Adviser, Geographic Information Systems
Budi Susanto, Adviser, Geographic Information Systems

Training for Farmer Groups about Forest and Land Rehabilitation Activities, Kapuas Hulu

With the purpose of improving the knowledge about technical, institutional and administrative issues related to the implementation of forest and land rehabilitation (Rehabilitasi Hutan dan Lahan-RHL), the District Plantation and Forestry Service of Kapuas Hulu together with GIZ-FORCLIME conducted a training for farmer groups from villages in Kapuas Hulu district from 27th to 29th of August, 2013 in Putussibau. 64 participants attended the training, representing the 16 forest farmer groups from the villages in Kapuas Hulu district, West Kalimantan.

After participating in the training, it is expected that local communities, particularly forest farmer groups, have gained more knowledge on the practical implementation of forest and land rehabilitation, including strengthened institutional organization of farmer groups and division of roles in the implementation of forest and land rehabilitation. Moreover, the training  also aimed at strengthening community access to forest management.

Kapuas Hulu is one of the pilot districts of FORCLIME implementation activities on forest management and climate change. In addition, FORCLIME also engages in Malinau (North Kalimantan) and Berau district (East Kalimantan).

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

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