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
Training to improve transparency on financial administration of forest management in West Kalimantan
The West Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service together with FORCLIME conducted a training on the Preparation of Budget Expenditure and Accountability Documents of the Provincial Forestry Service on 6-8 November 2017 in Pontianak, West Kalimantan. The training aims to disseminate the regulations on the preparation of budget expenditure and accountability documents in order to improve transparency on financial administration for forest management. This event was attended by 60 participants representing the Forest Management Units (KPH) and other technical implementation units of the West Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service. The three-day training was facilitated by trainers from Bappeda (regional planning agency), the Regional Finance and Revenue Board, the Provincial Inspectorate and the West Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service.
The Head of West Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service expects that after the training all planning documents are well prepared in accordance with the prevailing rules and regulations.
For more information, please contact:
Jumtani, Provincial Coordinator, West Kalimantan
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic area manager, Human Capacity Development
Social Forestry Practitioners of Kalimantan trained on conflict mediation
FORCLIME, in cooperation with the NGO Working Group Tenure (WGT), conducted a Basic Mediation Training for participants from Northern, Western and Eastern Kalimantan in Bogor, from October 30 until November 2. The training serves the purpose of offering knowledge support to local conflict resolution mechanisms, raise awareness of conflict resolution methods to practitioners and train members of the West Kalimantan Conflict Resolution Desk. The 20 participants represented government officials working on social forestry (Pokja PS East Kalimantan – Kelompok Kerja Perhutanan Sosial, Bappeda, KPHs, BPSKL - Balai Perhutanan Sosial dan Kemitraan Lingkungan, DPMK - Dinas Pemberdayaan Masyarakat dan Pemerintahan Kampung) from province and district level and local NGO representatives.
The training covered principles of conflict handling and mediation practices, such as the legal background of land conflicts in Indonesia and mediation and negotiation methods for practitioners, with a special focus on natural resource and forest conflicts. As a result of the training, the participants discussed ideas and possibilities of establishing and strengthening conflict resolution mechanisms on district and province level.
For more information, please contact:
Johanna Riedmann, Junior Adviser for Monitoring and Planning