FORCLIME won prize at the IndoGreen expo 2018
FORCLIME won the prize at the IndoGreen Forestry Expo, a special annual forestry event hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. This year’s event, which is the 10th Indogreen expo, was held in Samarinda on 5 to 8 April at the Samarinda Convention Hall, East Kalimantan. Through this event, FORCLIME distributes information about its activities implemented in its three pilot districts, namely Malinau (North Kalimantan), Berau (East Kalimantan) and Kapuas Hulu (West Kalimantan).
During the opening, the Secretariat General of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry said that through this event is expected to increase awareness to continuously conserve the forests and the environment.
For more information, please contact:
Ratu Wina Widyawati
Programme Officer, Information and Knowledge Management
Participatory shrimp farm mapping towards mangrove rehabilitation in North Kalimantan
Over the last year FORCLIME has been supporting the provincial government of North Kalimantan to work towards a solution for maintaining both the economic and ecological benefits of mangrove forests in the Kayan Delta, an area in which shrimp farms can be found in officially designated forest areas. FORCLIME has been training fisherman/farmers on how to map their shrimp farms using the GPS function in their smart-phones. Once data regarding shrimp farm ownership became available, FORCLIME and the local forestry services proposed to turn the shrimp farms located in the forest area into a social forestry scheme based on silvo-aquaculture. In silvo-aquaculture, shrimp farms and mangroves are not mutually exclusive but can co-exist within the same area. This approach has been picked up positively and the provincial and national government are now in the stage of developing more concrete plans to establish the social forestry scheme.
The next step is to develop the local capacity of forestry services and local fishermen on how to apply silvo-aquaculture in the Kayan Delta. With GIZ’s experience in silvo-aquaculture in other regions such as the Mekong Delta in Vietnam this will hopefully turn into a successful endeavor resulting in the reforestation of large areas of mangroves.
For more details, please contact:
Dr. Robbie Weterings, Development Advisor for GIS
Forum for Forestry Stakeholders in West Kalimantan Province
The Forestry Service Office of West Kalimantan in collaboration with GIZ conducted a three-day workshop, the “Forestry Stakeholder Forum” on March 7-9, 2018 in Pontianak. The aim of this workshop is to promote communication and coordination as well as commitment among forestry stakeholders in preparation of the forestry planning, which will take place in West Kalimantan.
The workshop was attended by about 100 participants from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) and its technical unit in the province, provincial officials, Head of Forest Management Unit (FMU), and NGOs.
In his speech the Head of the Forestry Provincial Office addressed challenges and issues of forestry in West Kalimantan, focusing on the Agrarian Reform (TORA) and Social Forestry and emphasized Forest Management by FMUs.
The results of this workshop are the formulation of existing challenges in forestry and the prioritization of forestry planning in West Kalimantan.
For further information, please contact:
Jumtani, West Kalimantan Provincial Coordinator
Wandojo SiswantoSiswanto, Strategic Area Manager, Forestry Policy and Climate Change