Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Germany’s forest action plan for sustainable development published

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has released the Germany’s forest action plan for sustainable development in March 2017. The international forest policy of BMZ based on the three pillars: Forest conservation and climate change mitigation (REDD+); Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) and promotion of deforestation-free supply chains.

More detail on the forest action plan is here.

For more information, please contact:
Georg Buchholz, Programme Director, FORCLIME

Supporting regional workshop on Forest Governance and Land Tenure

The ASEAN-GIZ project on Forestry and Climate Change (FORCC) and the bilateral German-Indonesian Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) organized a regional workshop on Forest Governance and Land Tenure in West Nusa Tenggara Province on 15-19 May 2017. There were 35 participants in total representing several ASEAN countries, such as Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand. Indonesia was represented by participants from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and stakeholders of organisations involved in conflict management in Indonesia, such as Conservation International (CI), Working Group Tenure (WGT), CIFOR, IMN, RECOFTC and the Kapuas Hulu Conflict Resolution Desk.

During the two-day workshop, a vivid exchange of best practices and lessons learned from participating countries took place. The Kapuas Hulu Conflict Resolution Desk – supported by FORCLIME – held a presentation about its organisation, which was followed by a lively discussion.

As part of the workshop, the participants visited a local conflict resolution case in a community in West Nusa Tenggara Province. The participants learned about the experiences the population of Rempek Village made in settling a conflict between the local government and the Forest Management Unit (FMU) of Rinjani Barat. The two-year mediation process of this case was documented in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a notary document. The presenters highlighted the role of local NGOs and the Samantha Foundation as crucial for the positive outcome of this mediation process.

This workshop illustrates how synergies between GIZ projects and partners lead to the successful exchange of best practices and lessons learned between regional audiences.

For further information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager, Human Capacity Development
Mohamad Rayan, Advisor Crosscutting Issues and Conflict Management

FORCLIME supports conflict mediation training for Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan

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The Kapuas Hulu District Government together with the Working Group Tenure (WGT) and FORCLIME conducted a training on basic conflict mediation on 2 – 6 May 2017 in Bogor. Twenty-five participants represented the Kapuas Hulu Conflict Resolution Desk (Desk Resolusi Konflik - DRK), FORCLIME and the Village and Community Development Service of Kapuas Hulu District (Dinas Pembangunan Masyarakat and Desa - DPMD). The training aimed to improve capacity on conflict resolution meditation of the Kapuas Hulu DRK and DPMD staff.

During the training, participants obtained knowledge on the importance of the various mediation stages, from pre-mediation to post mediation.  They also learned how significant it is to write down agreements during the mediation process.

Currently, there are seven natural resource conflict cases in Kapuas Hulu, DRK chose two of those as priority cases in 2017.

For further information, please contact:

Wandojo Siswanto, Senior Adviser, Forest & Climate Change Policy

Mohamad Rayan, Technical Advisor, Crosscutting Issues and Conflict Management

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