Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

FORCLIME works together with local radio station in East Kalimantan to broadcast a talk show on FMU development and efforts for climate change mitigation and adaptation in the province

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

SVLK & FSC Forest Certification: International Wood Trade Event in Surabaya January 25th – 26th, 2016

From January 25th to 26th forest certification received a boost through the International Wood Trade Event which took place in Surabaya under the motto: “Indonesian tropical hardwood products: Sustainable. Quality. Guaranteed.”

The Indonesian Association of Forest Concessionaires (APHI) together with The Borneo Initiative (TBI), of which both are GIZ FORCLIME collaboration partners in the strategic area of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM), organized 2016’s event with particular emphasis on the environmental and social dimension in SFM. A great number of stakeholders ranging from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), NGOs such as Rainforest Alliance and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), as well as 19 overseas timber trading companies and 28 Indonesian wood processing industries attended the event.

Currently the Indonesian wood industry manufactures a variety of products such as wood panels (plywood), veneer, indoor flooring, outdoor decking, truck flooring, construction wood, doors and window frames, scantlings, and garden furniture.

The consensus reached among overseas traders and Indonesian producers was that quality and legal origin are key factors for building sustainable long-term business relations, increase trust towards Indonesian wood products among buyers from Europe and the US and thereby enlarge Indonesia’s market share in international markets.

GIZ FORCLIME is supporting the strengthening of SFM and REDD+ capacities in Indonesia, particularly on FMU level. Both the Timber Legality Verification ‘Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu’ (SVLK) and the Forest Stewardship Council’ (FSC) certification as well as Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) are effective parts of the SFM framework which is realized in collaboration with TBI and APHI amongst others.

For more information, please contact:
Tobias Goedde, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management

FORCLIME supports the revision of the FMU forest inventory guideline

Staff members of the two Forest Management Units (FMU) Berau Barat and Gularaya, together with representatives from Forest Area Consolidation Center (Balai Pemantapan Kawasan Hutan - BPKH) in Samarinda, Pontianak and Palu as well as representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry have discussed with experts from the University of Göttingen/ Forest Eye Research, Germany, about the revision of the guideline for forest inventory on FMU level.

The training, which took place from 09 to 13 November in Bogor, mainly focused on (i) the possibilities to increase the effectiveness of the inventory methodology while ideally reducing inventory costs, and on (ii) the identification of practical inventory objectives for FMUs including the clear formulation of an inventory’s purpose.

The first day of discussions was followed by three practical training days. The technical training covered several topics, from Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data managment to Remote Sensing. The training was supplemented with a field trip to a nearby forest area where the participants were introduced to a range of forest mensuration devices and techniques.

For further information please contact:
Tobias Goedde, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management

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