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Kapuas Hulu regency engages in jurisdictional sustainable supply-chain initiative

Kick off Deforestation free value chains

The District Government of Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan supported by GIZ on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) launched a new initiative on a jurisdictional sustainable agro-commodities supply chain development in the district on 22 February in Kapuas Hulu.  The purpose of activities is to identify and address the critical risks to sustainability in Kapuas Hulu. Sustainable supply chains ensure that in a pre-defined area the sustainable production of agricultural commodities does not negatively affect forests and other valuable ecosystems neither in scale nor in quality.

The Assistant 3 of the Kapuas Hulu regency, M. Yusuf, said: “We look forward to the sustainable supply chain initiative to increase the capacities of local government and local communities and to promote products of Kapuas Hulu and ease the access to international market”.

The initiative is supported by the German Sector programme on sustainable agricultural supply chains and standards in cooperation with the Indonesian-German Forest and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) with long standing relations over 8 years with the district.

Along with this kick off workshop the newly established conflict resolution desk of the district was launched. The Dinas Pemberdayakan  Masyarakat dan Desa serves as a secretariat. 24 officers of the conflict resolution desk will be trained in conflict resolution by GIZ and the NGO Working Group Tenure (WG-T) to be one part of the jurisdictional sustainable supply-chain initiative.

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

FORCLIME new publication on monitoring assessment using Most Significant Change (MSC) technique

MSC book Eng

Today’s development programmes, from planning to evaluation, are “oriented towards impacts” in response to international requests for more effectiveness and transparency. Moreover, the international cooperation also being geared to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, programmes are expected to produce impacts that are visible at the micro-levels of households or individuals. On this basis, FORCLIME-TC conducted a monitoring assessment using the Most Significant Change (MSC) technique, a qualitative and participatory form of monitoring and evaluation, based on the collection, systematic selection and analysis of stories of significant changes in people’s lives as a result of development activities.

The collection of MSC stories presents on a book: “A Portrait of Changes in FORCLIME. Monitoring the Impact of the Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME), Technical Cooperation Module”.

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

FORCLIME and its partners discuss programme priority for 2017 – 2019

With the aim to harmonize programme priorities of FORCLIME Technical Cooperation 2017 - 2019 in conjunction with the provincial forestry development plan, a workshop was conducted with officials of East Kalimantan Province on 24 January at the Provincial Forest Service office in Samarinda, East Kalimantan. The meeting elaborated the plan of activities to be implemented in 2017 as well.

FORCLIME works in three pilot districts, such as Berau (East Kalimantan), Malinau (North Kalimantan), and Kapuas Hulu (West Kalimantan). The support for the three districts will remain as the "core" activities of the programme. However, due to the changing dynamics of forest management authority following the enactment of the Law 23/2014, the coordination of the activities will be carried out at the provincial level.

The Head of the Provincial Forestry Office of East Kalimantan, Ir. Wahyu Widhi Heranata, MP., conveyed his appreciation for FORCLIME Technical Cooperation Module support in the efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the forestry sector. Future support is still needed to accomplish sustainable forest management and improve the community welfare through activities related to Forest Management Unit (FMU), social forestry, human resource capacity building, land and forest fires prevention.

Similar meetings will be held also in provinces of North Kalimantan and West Kalimantan in the near future.

For further information, please contact:>

Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager, Forest Management Unit Development
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager, Human Capacity Development
Suprianto, Technical Adviser, Forest Management Unit Development

Similar meetings will be held also in provinces of North Kalimantan and West Kalimantan in the near future.


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