FORCLIME collaborates with Perkumpulan SAMPAN, a local NGO based in Pontianak West Kalimantan, to carry out mapping of the Village Forest area of Setulang in Malinau District, North Kalimantan. Aerial mapping technology, better known as drones, was applied for mapping the working area of the Village Forest of Setulang. It took ten days in January-February 2016 to undertake the mapping using the tarot coopter ironman drone models 680 and fixed wing aircraft SIAR skywalker 1900 series. In addition to mapping of the Village Forest area, the drone also shot pictures for a short movie on Setulang village to promote it as a tourism village. The mapping and movie making activities were conducted in a participatory way, involving both Setulang community members and Village Forest managers.
Findings of the mapping process confirmed very dense forest cover within the Setulang area. It can therefore be assumed that the Setulang Village Forest is still rich with high biodiversity.
For further information, please contact:
Ali Mustofa, Technical Adviser, Community Based Forest Management
FORCLIME held its Quarterly Management Meeting and Team Building from 21-23 January 2016 in Palu, Central Sulawesi. The meeting was conducted to discuss FORCLIME’s Annual Work Plan (AWP) for 2016 which had been previously coordinated with the programme’s national level focal points from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
Proposed activites include, for instance, sustainable forest management through Forest Management Unit (FMU) development, climate change policies, or cross cutting issues such as gender, conflict resolution and the implementation of Law 23/2014 on provincial and district levels. Also results from a programme progress evaluation conducted last year, and its implication for the programme, were presented during the quarterly meeting.
The final draft of the FORCLIME AWP 2016 will be discussed again during Focus Group Discussions with provincial and national focual points in February 2016, before being endorsed by Planning Bureau (Birocan) of MoEF which functions as the FORCLIME’s Programme Executing Agency.
As FORCLIME is going to expand its activities to Central Sulawesi Province and Sigi District starting in 2016, Palu was chosen as the location for the meeting. This was a great opportunity to meet and discuss with the new Central Sulawesi partners representing the Provincial Forestry Agency, Lore Lindu National Park, the Palu-Poso Watershed Agency, and the Provincial Development Planning Agency.
For further information please contact:
Mohamad Rayan, Senior Advisor for Climate Policy and Information and Knowledge Management
FORCLIME collaborates with the local radio station Pro 1 RRI Samarinda, East Kalimantan to share the progress of the Forest Management Unit (FMU) development as well as efforts for mitigation and adaptation to climate change in East Kalimantan Province with the wider public. These topics are discussed during a radio talk show, which is aired on the frequency 97.6 FM every second and fourth Thursday of the month between December 2015 and May 2016, from 09:00 to 10:00 pm. The talk show features resource persons from different institutions in East Kalimantan who are experts in the fields discussed. Institutions represented include district forestry agencies, the Climate Council of East Kalimantan Province, FMUs located in East Kalimantan, and other organizations involved in efforts for climate change mitigation/adaptation and reducing emissions from the forestry sector. The radio listeners can interact directly with the resource persons via a phone number provided by Pro 1 RRI Samarinda.
The talk show program aims to support governments at provincial and district levels in the dissemination of information to increase public awareness on the values and benefits of forests and the role and functions of different stakeholders in mitigation and adaptation to climate change, good forest governance and sustainable development. The experts also present on-going activities, existing policies and strategies, or opportunities and challenges for the future. In addition, the radio program aims to disseminate information on the FMU development process, and on achievements of each FMU in East Kalimantan.
For further information, please contact:
Alfan Subekti, Strategic Area Manager for FMU development and climate change
Suprianto, Technical Advisor for FMU development