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BDK Samarinda and FORCLIME develop training curriculum for FMU development and REDD+ programmes

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The Samarinda Center for Forestry Education and Training (BDK), in collaboration with GIZ FORCLIME, conducted a meeting last November presenting the BDK curriculum that had been prepared collaboratively by both parties. The developed curriculum is going to be used for training related to forest boundary mapping and measuring of carbon stock based on the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) applications. Also, the curriculum is going to support the preparation of training programmes for Forest Management Unit (FMU) development and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) activities.

The meeting was attended by resource persons from the Directorate General of Forestry Planning, the Ministry of Forestry, as well as mapping experts from the Bandung Institute of Technology. During the discussion experts and resource persons provided inputs for improvement of the curriculum, which will later be submitted to the Head of Center of Forestry Education and Training (CFET) at the Ministry of Forestry for endorsement. The curriculum discussed will be pilot-tested in 2014.

For further information, please contact:
Budi Susanto, Technical Adviser for GIS
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development

Ministry of Forestry verifies Village Forest proposals in Kapuas Hulu District

The Ministry of Forestry through the Directorate General of Social Forestry and Watershed Management (BPDAS - PS) verified 7 forest management proposals using the Forest Village scheme in Kapuas Hulu District in December 2013. The areas for the Village Forest proposals are located in the villages Tanjung, Sriwangi, Nanga Jemah, Penepian Raya, Ujung Said, Manua Sadap (Karangan Bunut hamlet) and Nanga Lauk, all in sub-district Embaloh Hilir.

In addition to representatives from the Ministry of Forestry, the verification team was accompanied by representatives from non-governmental organizations, and from GIZ FORCLIME.GIZ FORCLIME directly involves in the implementation of the field verification through technical support to villagers of Karangan Bunut and Nanga Lauk. Additionally, FORCLIME facilitates between the villagers of Karangan Bunut and Nanga Lauk, the local government of Kapuas Hulu, and the Verification Team from the Ministry of Forestry.

For further information, please contact:
Ali Mustofa, Thematic Leader of Community Empowerment

FORCLIME and the East Kalimantan Forestry Service facilitate a study tour to Rinjani Barat Forest Management Unit

The Forestry Service of East Kalimantan Province, supported by FORCLIME, organized a study tour to the Forest Management Unit (FMU) of Rinjani Barat in West Nusa Tenggara. The objective of the visit was to obtain information and knowledge about the experiences and achievements made by the FMU Rinjani Barat, particularly on aspects such as institutional and financial mechanisms, the challenges faced by an FMU, as well as the strategic steps taken to tackle these challenges.

Participants of the study tour were representatives from the Forestry Service of East Kalimantan Province, the Provincial Secretariat of East Kalimantan, the Forestry Service of Malinau District, and FORCLIME. After the study tour, participants are expected to take home lessons learnt about the institution and management of an FMU.

Currently, the provincial government of East Kalimantan, for example, is already reviewing the concept of an FMU organizational structure, and analyzing duties and functions of the FMU personnel. Also, the government of Malinau District plans to undertake public consultations to receive input for an academic paper on FMU development in Malinau District.

For further information on FORCLIME activities related to FMU development, please contact:
Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager for FMU Development
Gatot Moeryanto, Senior Adviser for Forest Management Unit Development

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