Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Sustainable Livelihood Assessment Training held in Malinau

The District Project Management Unit (DPMU) of FORCLIME in Malinau held a two week training on Sustainable Livelihood Assessment (SLA) in June 2013. The Training was for 15 village facilitators from Bahau Hulu and Pujungan sub-districts and DPMU staffn and had two parts; class sessions took place at the Malinau City Hotel and field sessions in the three villages Long Bila, Long Kenipe and Sentaban. The Head of the District Forestry Service opened the workshop and expected that all participants will improve and practice their facilitation skills, however, not only to support FORCLIME but also for their village development activities.

Two experienced trainers from the Farmers’ Initiative for Ecological Livelihood and Democracy (FIELD) Indonesia based in Jakarta brought fun and attractive training atmosphere to the training. The first three days, the participant got basic information about the FORCLIME FC programme delivered by representatives of the FORCLIME National Project Management Unit (NPMU) and topics on how to raise self-confidence and communication skills. The next part was more related to what data should be collected in each village such as water cycle, village ecosystem, ground check (village sketch), seasonal calender, trend analysis, institutional analysis, gender and future plans. The whole material was linked to each other aimig at the “big picture” on potentials and challenges of the villages. Futhermore, this data will be use as a base line develop Demonstration Activities (DA) proposals related to quick and long-term investments on REDD+.

For more info, please contact:

Indah Astuti, Expert on Community Participatory and Governance - DPMU

Karlina Kartika, Adviser for Community Based Forest Management – TC Module

FORCLIME presents at UNREDD and FCPF meetings in Lombok, Indonesia

The Ministry of Forestry has invited FORCLIME to present its activities and results at the exhibition during the United Nations Collaborative Program’s 10th Policy Board meeting on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (UNREDD+ Programme) and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) meeting which took place from the 26th of June to the 1st of July 2013 in Lombok. The purpose of the exhibition was to disseminate information to the international community on the activities implemented in Indonesia with regard to climate change.

Beside FORCLIME, there are other institutions that presented at the side event, such as FORDA, ICRAF, CIFOR, TNC, Mataram University and local community groups.

At the exhibition, FORCLIME presented its activities in the three pilot districts Berau and Malinau in East Kalimantan and Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan. Among other information, FORCLIME distributed the report of the analysis of Land Use Change and Historical Carbon Emission Level in the Districts of West Kalimantan and East Kalimantan for the years 1990 to 2010.
For more detail about the report, please contact:
Dr. Helmut Dotzauer, Strategy Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management

More publications produce by FORCLIME can be downloaded from the website

FORCLIME ground-truthing inventory

Between October 2012 and April 2013, the FORCLIME Berau team conducted a ground-truthing inventory in the Forest Management Unit (FMU) Berau Barat in East Kalimantan. The inventory was carried out together with students from the Berau Agriculture college, STIPER, and from the Samarinda based Mulawarman University (UNMUL), as well as many people from local villages.

The objective of this specialised inventory was to collect field data from the forest, which will be used to  develop a biomass model to estimate CO2 emissions generated from forest degradation (caused by logging operations). Forest degradation is a very important yet seldom accurately quantified source of CO2 emissions.
In combination with Remote Sensing Data like LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and Satellite Imagery, the Biomass data will be spatially extrapolated to the whole FMU area. The results of forest degradation estimations will contribute to defining a carbon emission baseline for the FMU Berau Barat with high accuracy.

For more details, please contact:
Manuel Haas
Development Adviser for Forest Management


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