Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

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

FORCLIME presents at Berau Expo, East Kalimantan

During Berau Expo, which was held due to the celebrations of the Berau district 60 years anniversary, FORCLIME together with the Forest Management Unit of Berau Barat (Kesatuan Pengelolaan Hutan Model Berau Barat) displayed the implementation and achievements of their collaborative activities. The 60 years anniversary celebration also commemorated the 203 years anniversary of the capital city of Berau district, Tanjung Redeb.  The expo was held from 14th to 21st of September 2013 in Tanjung Redeb. Exhibitors of the expo came from technical units of the local government, the private sector, and from small and medium-sized enterprises.

Berau is one of FORCLIME’s pilot districts in East Kalimantan. Among recent activities conducted by FORCLIME in Berau was, for instance, a survey about the socio-economic situation of communities in the surroundings of the KPH Model Berau Barat. For the results of the survey, please visit: http://www.forclime.org/en/media-and-publication

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