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The Samarinda Environmental and Forestry Training and Education Center prepares its 2019 training programmes


Rakor DB LHK Samarinda

The Samarinda Environmental and Forestry Education and Training Center (BD LHK) together with FORCLIME conducted a coordination meeting to prepare its 2019 Forestry Training Programme on 6 July in Samarinda. The meeting is a follow up action after the training needs assessment which was held in June. The objective of the meeting is to build synergy and harmonization of human resource development capacities of forestry programmes in East Kalimantan. The meeting was attended by 30 representatives from the Province Forest Service (including the Forest Management Units-KPH), the Province Environmental Agency, the Technical Implementation Unit of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in East Kalimantan and other related institutions (GGGI, FORCLIME, WWF-Indonesia and Indonesian Forest Concessionaire Association/APHI).

During the meeting, FORCLIME’s resource person reminded all participants on the priority training topics that have been set during the training needs assessment for human resources for the East Kalimantan KPH in 2017. The topics included forest planning, social forestry, KPH business development, climate change mitigation, managerial and administrative tasks. The meeting revealed interesting information during the mapping of training activities in 2018 and 2019, such as:

  1. The BD LHK Samarinda indicates that only two trainings are allocated for 2019, due to budget constraints.
  2. There is a substantial funding source from the FCPF for climate change mitigation and KPH training activities in East Kalimantan (over 70 training units).
  3. The East Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service obtains a substantial revenue-sharing fund (Dana Bagi Hasil), which is allocated for purchasing forest fire control equipment (approximately IDR 97 billion). However, there is no funding available for the training on the management of the forest fire control equipment.
  4. There is an overlap of assistance for some trainings, such as FCPF, GGGI, and the FORCLIME plan for trainings on preparing business plans of KPHs; Reduce Impact Logging/RIL C trainings is allocated by the Provincial Forestry Service and the TNC; Monitoring, Reporting and Verification/MRV training is included in the WWF-Indonesia and the GGGI budget plans.
  5. The APHI and the Province Environmental Agency are one of the important actors in forest conservation, however, they have not received sufficient capacity building assistance.

Since there are some institutions that support human resource development activities in East Kalimantan, the participants agreed on further meetings to coordinate thematic training programmes, aiming to have effective and efficient training implementation. In addition, to ensure the sustainability of the capacity building programmes undertaken by different institutions, they agreed to involve the Samarinda BD LHK in the training implementation.

For more information, please contact:
Tunggul Butarbutar, East Kalimantan Province Coordinator
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager, Human Capacity Development

Marking forest boundary along Embaloh River, Kapuas Hulu District, West Kalimantan


Forest demarcation Kapuas Hulu

In July 2018, Forest Management Unit (FMU) Kapuas Hulu Utara, Betung Kerihun National Park Administration (TNBKDS) together with FORCLIME program conducted an organisation and methods study along the Embaloh River in order to assess the effort of boundary demarcation along riversides. Therefore, three border signs were placed at two different locations on the border between FMU and National Park in a remote part of the district.

The working-time study found that for a 6-men work team, at least 40 minutes to one hour is required to transport material and to install one boundary demarcation sign. The main reasons for this are the challenging terrain conditions along the Embaloh River (steepness, vegetation, etc.), which also make transportation of material difficult. This must be taken into account in future similar activities.

The number of border signs that can be installed per day mainly depend on
• Access routes (distances, boat load).
• Distances between individual boundary points and accessibility by the river.
• Terrain conditions (inclination, vegetation, need for free cutting of sight lines, etc.).
• Weather (occupational safety, water level, etc.).

The existing canoes as well as the terrain conditions limit the maximum size of the border signs (1.5 x 1 m), which must be big enough for visibility from the river.

In the future, FMU Kapuas Hulu Utara and the National Park Administration plan to install further border signs at other rivers along the long border area and strengthen their cooperation in field activities.

For more information, please contact:
Moritz Zetzmann, Development Adviser for Forest Management Unit

Coaching to improve forest management plans of West Kalimantan KPHs


coaching RPJP Kalbar

The Forestry Service of West Kalimantan, conducted a coaching for the Heads of the Forest Management Units (Kesatuan Pengelolaan Hutan-KPH) and the KPH’s Heads of Planning Departments aiming to improve the province’s forest management plans (Rencana Pengelolaan Hutan Jangka Panjang– RPHJP),  the forest management plans of nine out of 17 KPHs in West Kalimantan Province were used as a basis for discussion. The event that was held on 30 – 31 May supported by FORCLIME and IDH.

During the coaching process, the respective management plans were reviewed, scored and additional input for improvement was being gathered. In his speech, the Head of Provincial Forestry Service set the end of June as deadline for improving and finalizing the management plan documents. Afterwards, every KPH will present their forest management plan document to be approved by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

For more information, please contact:
Jumtani, Province Coordinator, West Kalimantan
Lutz Hofheinz, Senior Adviser for Forest Management Unit Development