Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

First 2017 coordination meeting held by Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve Forum

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The Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve Forum held a coordination meeting on 6 July at the Provincial Planning Bureau office in Palu, Central Sulawesi. As the forum has been inactive since its establishment in 2011, this first coordination meeting marks the beginning of strategic planning and possible advances for the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve.  During the meeting, 73 representatives of the forum members discussed on common understandings about the possible benefits and consequences of Lore Lindu being declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1977. In addition, they discussed a work plan for the remaining months of 2017 and public relations matters such as branding a logo.

The coordination meeting was attended by the Deputy of Life Science of Indonesian Science Institute (LIPI), the Head of the National Committee of MAB Programme UNESCO Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Enny Sudarmonowati, and the Director of Conservation Areas Planning and Information of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Listya Kusumawardhani.

For more information, please contact:
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity and focal point for the KfW-Forest Programme III Sulawesi

Assessment of management effectiveness of conservation areas in West Kalimantan

The Management of Betung Kerihun and Danau Sentarum National Parks (BBTNBKDS) invited stakeholders related to the National Parks to conduct an effectiveness assessment of conservation area management using the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tools (METT) on 12 – 15 June, in Putussibau, West Kalimantan. Facilitators of the workshop were Mr Ahmad Munawir (Ministry of Environment and Forestry) and Dr. Ismet Khaeruddin (FORCLIME).

The workshop showed the overall success of conservation management in West Kalimantan. The management effectiveness of both National Parks in question increased clearly in the last two years. The METT result for Betung Kerihun National Park increased from 58% (2015) to 69% (2017), just as the METT result for Danau Sentarum National Park increased from 70% (2015) to 75% (2017).

METT aims to report progress on management effectiveness, originally it has been developed to help track and monitor progress in the achievement of the World Bank/WWF Alliance worldwide protected area management effectiveness target. METT has been used globally in over 100 countries, including Indonesia - where it has been applied since 2006.

For more information, please contact:
Jumtani – Provincial Coordinator, Advisor for SFM and Value Chains
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity

FORCLIME explores collaboration for forest education development in East Kalimantan

With the aim to enhance cooperation on education and training activities, the FORCLIME Team visited the Samarinda Training Center for Environment and Forestry (BDLHK) and the Forestry Vocational School (SMK) in Samarinda on 7-9 June 2017.

At present, the Samarinda BDLHK manages the education forest of Loa Haur, which covers 4,310 hectares and is part of Tahura Bukit Suharto. Loa Haur education forest is located in Kutai Kertanegara District - East Kalimantan, about 45Km from Samarinda. The FORCLIME team observed existing facilities, such as classrooms, dormitories and forestry demonstration plots. After the visit, the team identified challenges encountered in managing the education forests, such as: (1) The socio-economic pressure from the surrounding communities on the forest area is increasing; (2) Demonstration plots have not been properly designed and maintained; (3) Limited number of field officers; (4) Road infrastructure within the area is still limited and in poor condition; (5) Integrated and sustainable planning system are not in place.

Following up to the visit, the FORCLIME Team will review the existing Forest Management Training Plan and provide inputs for improvement.

For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development
Christian Staiss, Adviser for Human Capacity Development

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