Disseminating an interactive spatial information system in West Kalimantan
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry through the Directorate of Planning and Establishment of Forest Management Areas (RPPWPH) conducted a training on operating and updating a new spatial information system related to Forest Management Units (Sinpasdok KPH) on 15-16 November in Pontianak, West Kalimantan. The training aims to disseminate the Application of Sinpasdok KPH+ as the new innovation in managing and updating data that is operated by Forest Management Unit (KPH) managers and controlled at central level. The event, supported by GIZ, was attended by 50 participants representing forestry agencies in West Kalimantan, including forest management units (KPH), provincial forestry services and technical implementation units of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
During his speech, the Head of the West Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service emphasizes the commitment for establishing successful, independent and advanced Forest Management Units. Furthermore, he suggested to use Sinpasdok as information media to support forest management implementation at the site level.
For more information, please contact:
Jumtani, Province Coordinator, West Kalimantan
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic area manager, Forest Policy and Climate Change
Improving forest inventory skills on local level in West Kalimantan
The KPH Kapuas Hulu Utara together with FORCLIME conducted a training on Forest Inventory on 08-10. November in Mataso, West Kalimantan. The training aims to provide hands-on knowledge and practical skills regarding to the recent forest inventory regulations. This event was attended by 7 participants representing the Forest Management Units (KPH), the District Programme Management Unit (DPMU) and the Institution for Village Forest Management (LPHD). The three-day training was facilitated by trainers from BPKH (Province Technical Unit for Forest Planning), the Directorate of Inventory and Forest Resources Monitoring (Ministry of Environmental and Forestry) and PUSDIKLAT (Training Centre for Environment and Forestry) in cooperation with FORCLIME.
As main results of the training the participants were familiarized with forest inventory tools and techniques as well as implemented 2 inventory clusters with 10 plots in the community forest of Banua Ujung, District Kapuas Hulu.
For more information, please contact:
Moritz Zetzmann, Adviser for Forest Management Unit, Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan
Klothilde Sikun, Adviser for GIS, Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic area manager for Forest Management Unit
Forestry Service implements consolidation to accelerate social forestry implementation in West Kalimantan
With the aim to accelerate social forestry programs in West Kalimantan, the Forestry Service Office of West Kalimantan conducted a two-day workshop on Consolidating Social Forestry Working Group on 9-10 November 2017 in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, which was combined with the declaration of a Tree Planting Movement. Consolidation is carried out to integrate social forestry programmes into forest management unit (KPH) plan. The workshop was attended by 157 participants representing the provincial government, technical unit of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, KPH, NGOs and newly awarded social forestry license community groups.
On his speech, the Governor reminds the community groups - newly awarded with social forestry licenses - to collaborate with KPHs in managing their forest area.
Outputs from the workshop include a revised decree on the social forestry working group and a draft of the Social Forestry Action Plan.
For further information, please contact:
Jumtani, West Kalimantan Provincial Coordinator