Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

New initiative “Conflict Resolution Desk (DRK)” launched by Kapuas Hulu regency

launching DRK Kapuas Hulu

The Kapuas Hulu District Government, West Kalimantan supported by GIZ on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) launched the Conflict Resolution Desk (DRK) initiative on 25 July 2017 at National Park Betung Kerihun Danau Sentarum in Putussibau, Kapuas Hulu. The launching event, was attended by 83 participants, aimed to popularize the Conflict Resolution Desk, seeking a shared base of commitment and to officially announce its various functions and tasks.

The Conflict Resolution Desk (DRK) of Land and Natural Resources was established through the Kapuas Hulu Decree No. 110 Year 2017. It is comprised of an Advisory Board, a Secretariat and a Mediation Team. The Community and Village Empowerment District Agency (DPMD) functions as secretariat. At the initiative of FORCLIME and the Working Group of Tenure (WGT), the mediation team is trained in conducting multi-stakeholder mediations in land and natural resource conflicts in Kapuas Hulu. The mediation team is composed of 24 representatives of local government institutions, customary community (Adat) and local NGOs.  After a 2-year pilot phase, DRK will be ready to receive complaints and to conduct mediations in the regency.

The formation of the Conflict Resolution Desk was one of the recommendations of previous studies conducted by the WG-Tenure Team and FORCLIME on resolving conflicts in the land and natural resource sector.

For further information please contact:
Mohamad Rayan, Advisor Crosscutting Issues & Conflict Resolution
Johanna Riedmann, Junior Advisor on Monitoring and Planning & Conflict Resolution

Enhancing capacities of forestry extension workers in West Kalimantan

Agroforestry management plan training Jum

The Forestry Service of West Kalimantan Province conducted a two-day training on “Preparing Social Forestry Management Plans” on 19-20 July in Pontianak. The training was supported by FORCLIME and attended by forestry extension workers, field coordinators and representatives of  local NGOs. The training aimed to enhance capacities of the forestry extension workers related to social forestry management. As stipulated on the decree of the Director General for Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (No. P.6/2016), social forestry management plans need approval from the forestry extension workers.

Results from the training include draft of a village forest management plan and recommendations for effective social forestry management.

For further information, please contact:
Jumtani – West Kalimantan Provincial Coordinator, Advisor for SFM and Value Chains

Advances in Gender Mainstreaming: Ministry of Environment and Forestry issues a new guideline

Panduan gender KLHK

On 8 May, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) issued a guideline for the implementation of gender mainstreaming through a minister’s decree (P. 31/MENLHK/SETJEN/SET.1/5/2017). The new guideline aims to strengthen the implementation of gender mainstreaming and will be used as a reference for the staff of MoEF. The new guideline strengthens efficiency and effectiveness in programme implementation by incorporating gender equality and gender equity into MoEF programmes and activities.

FORCLIME provided continuous support during the preparation process up to its enactment as a ministry’s decree. Furthermore, FORCLIME will support the MoEF Working Group Gender Mainstreaming to disseminate the regulation at national and sub-national levels.

For more information, please contact:
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Policy
Mohamad Rayan, FORCLIME’s Gender Officer

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