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FORCLIME supports the development of REDD+ Safeguards Information System

On 26 July 2012, the Center for Standardization and Environment of the Ministry of Forestry conducted a workshop in Jakarta on the Development of the REDD+ Safeguards Information System in accordance with the decisions of- COP-17. About 100 participants from central and local government agencies, NGOs and related organizations, universities, research institutions, private and international partners attended the workshop.

The Safeguards Information System is a general guidance for the implementation of REDD+ and customized to national conditions and capabilities of each country. Guiding principles for the implementation of the safeguards are transparency, consistency, comprehensiveness and effectiveness. Further evaluation of the implementation of safeguards will be discussed at an international forum.

The Ministry of Forestry through the Center for Standardization and the Environment in collaboration with the GIZ-FORCLIME

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Basic GIS Training for Technical Staff of Malinau Local Government


Trainers of GIZ FORCLIME, WWF and the District Planning Agency of Malinau  jointly conducted a Basic GIS training from 11th to 18th July for technical staff of the local government. The participants will use their newly acquired skills for surveys in the district and support to environmental monitoring. The training was led by Budi Susanto (GIZ-FORCLIME) and supported by Febriyanto Kolanus (WWF), Timo Beiermann (GIZ-FORCLIME) and Risman (Bappeda) . Participants got familiarized with the new ArcGIS 10 software and had the opportunity of learning new methods for fast and systematic data editing. The training also comprised GPS handling, georeferencing of analogue maps and creating layouts.

The training allowed participants from environmental agencies, the forestry, mining and plantation sectors skills teached included GPS handling, the whole infrastructure of Malinau City was subject of keen investigators.  Further georeferecing of analogue maps, generating and editing  and finally create a layout of some results. Plan is to proceed with further advanced trainings and expert meetings to subject of spatial data and thematic mapping,  e.g. for finding solution for reference problems caused by different standards of Ministries/ Surveyors which lead to conflicts in case of concession holders and protected forest areas or finalising update of rivernetwork which is critical also for customary land boundaries and is always getting a little bit lost in day-to-day business. I had the chance to discuss with Environmental Agency responsible about Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (Amdal) about spatial data for environmental modelling and information about customary land use after having a look in an  example.

For more information, please contact:
Timo Beiermann or Budi Susanto


Closing Ceremony of the Equator Expedition


The Minister of Forestry,  Zulkifli Hasan, and the Special Army General Commander, Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, along with the Military Commander of Kalimantan Region, Subekti, attended the closing ceremony of the Equator Expedition 2012 in Long Alango, Bahau Hulu sub district of Malinau district on 16 July 2012. They were welcomed with traditional dancing and conferred the customary title as custodians of the forest by the Customary Chief of Bahau Hulu, Anyi Apuy. In his speech, the Minister said that forests are important for the livelihood of Dayak communities and criticized the forestry policy of the past which allowed mismanagement and caused damage to their forest by granting concessions. Minister Zulkifli Hasan pointed out that the Government of Indonesia undertakes to improve forest management by issuing the Moratorium in 2011 and involving the communities in forest management through social forestry schemes like the ‘Hutan Desa’ concept.

The Regent of Malinau, Yansen TP, and Chief of Malinau Indigenous Forum, Martin Labo, also participated and delivered presentations. Martin Labo explained about the collaborative management of Kayan Mentarang National Park with stakeholders such as the local government, local communities, national park management, and NGO. The Regent emphasized in his speech the conditions in Malinau especially in remote sub-districts adjacent to Malaysia. He explained that the legal status of the area makes development difficult since most of the area is surrounded by protected forest and national park. The Minister took initiative by inviting the Regent and related stakeholders to discuss about the development in border areas including infrastructure across forest areas. He also promised to visit Malinau again in September for further discussions.

FORCLIME team members from Malinau were invited and attended the ceremony.



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