Supporting regional workshop on Forest Governance and Land Tenure
The ASEAN-GIZ project on Forestry and Climate Change (FORCC) and the bilateral German-Indonesian Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) organized a regional workshop on Forest Governance and Land Tenure in West Nusa Tenggara Province on 15-19 May 2017. There were 35 participants in total representing several ASEAN countries, such as Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand. Indonesia was represented by participants from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and stakeholders of organisations involved in conflict management in Indonesia, such as Conservation International (CI), Working Group Tenure (WGT), CIFOR, IMN, RECOFTC and the Kapuas Hulu Conflict Resolution Desk.
During the two-day workshop, a vivid exchange of best practices and lessons learned from participating countries took place. The Kapuas Hulu Conflict Resolution Desk – supported by FORCLIME – held a presentation about its organisation, which was followed by a lively discussion.
As part of the workshop, the participants visited a local conflict resolution case in a community in West Nusa Tenggara Province. The participants learned about the experiences the population of Rempek Village made in settling a conflict between the local government and the Forest Management Unit (FMU) of Rinjani Barat. The two-year mediation process of this case was documented in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a notary document. The presenters highlighted the role of local NGOs and the Samantha Foundation as crucial for the positive outcome of this mediation process.
This workshop illustrates how synergies between GIZ projects and partners lead to the successful exchange of best practices and lessons learned between regional audiences.
For further information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager, Human Capacity Development
Mohamad Rayan, Advisor Crosscutting Issues and Conflict Management
FORCLIME supports conflict mediation training for Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan
The Kapuas Hulu District Government together with the Working Group Tenure (WGT) and FORCLIME conducted a training on basic conflict mediation on 2 – 6 May 2017 in Bogor. Twenty-five participants represented the Kapuas Hulu Conflict Resolution Desk (Desk Resolusi Konflik - DRK), FORCLIME and the Village and Community Development Service of Kapuas Hulu District (Dinas Pembangunan Masyarakat and Desa - DPMD). The training aimed to improve capacity on conflict resolution meditation of the Kapuas Hulu DRK and DPMD staff.
During the training, participants obtained knowledge on the importance of the various mediation stages, from pre-mediation to post mediation. They also learned how significant it is to write down agreements during the mediation process.
Currently, there are seven natural resource conflict cases in Kapuas Hulu, DRK chose two of those as priority cases in 2017.
For further information, please contact:
Wandojo Siswanto, Senior Adviser, Forest & Climate Change Policy
Mohamad Rayan, Technical Advisor, Crosscutting Issues and Conflict Management
FORCLIME presents at the Bonn Challenge meeting in Palembang, South Sumatra
On 8-10 May 2017, FORCLIME presented at the exhibition during the Bonn Regional Challenge Asia Regional High Level Roundtable in Palembang, South Sumatra. In the exhibition, FORCLIME displayed various publications related to forest management and land rehabilitation. FORCLIME has join booth with other GIZ program, Biodiversity and Climate Change (BIOCLIME), which has programme site in South Sumatra. More than 150 people visited FORCLIME and BIOCLIME booth, including the Governor of South Sumatra.
In addition to FORCLIME and BIOCLIME, several other organizations and institutions participated in the exhibition, including the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, ICRAF, Belantara Foundation, IDH Indonesia, WRI Indonesia, local government of South Sumatera.
Furthermore, FORCLIME also attended the Bonn Regional Challenge Asia Regional High Level Roundtable meeting as observer.
For more information about the meeting, please contact:
Pipin Permadi, Adviser for Forest Policy and Strategic Planning