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 Technical Cooperation (TC Module)

FORCLIME news

Updating delineation of customary forests in Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan

deliniating hutan adat Kapuas Hulu

In May 2018, the Forest Management Unit (FMU) Kapuas Hulu Utara, West Kalimantan started to conduct meetings in the villages Pulau Manak, Benua Martinus, Sungai Utik and Labian Ira’Ang in the sub-district of Embaloh Hulu, Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan. The meetings aim on starting a local reviewing process of customary rights forest (so-called hutan adat) areas which are accepted by every area-related stakeholder. Therefore, to achieve this target the FMU Kapuas Hulu Utara and FORCLIME informed the heads of villages and heads of sub-districts about the need for clarifying and confirming the exact forest areas. This is to ensure a legal basis for applications for customary right forest licenses. Customary rights forests are one out of five social forestry schemes. FORCLIME supports the FMU Kapuas Hulu Utara in developing social forestry schemes and operationalization of relevant field activities accordingly.

Similar meetings will be conducted soon in the sub-district of Lanjak, Kapuas Hulu district, West Kalimantan.

For more information, please contact:
Moritz Zetzmann, Adviser for forest management unit, Kapuas Hulu
Petrus Derani, Adviser for Community-based Forest Management, Kapuas Hulu

Created: Tuesday, 08 May 2018

The East Kalimantan KPH Center discussed sustainable financing of Forest Management Units

Financing KPH workshop EastKal

Responding to the challenges of sustainable Forest Management Unit (KPH) operations, the East Kalimantan KPH Center, which is composed  of stakeholders involved in FMU development,  conducted a two-day meeting on “Sustainable Financing of Forest Management Unit Development and business” on April 24-25 in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. The meeting that aimed to discuss several financial challenges, such as the limitation of government financial resources, was attended by representatives of KPHs in East Kalimantan, the private sector, forestry offices and civil society organizations. This event was held in collaboration with the Forestry Service, the Climate Change Regional Council (Dewan Daerah Perubahan Iklim-DDPI), GIZ, the Global Green Growth Institute and The Nature Conservancy.

During his opening speech, the Head of Forestry Service emphasized that the availability of adequate financial resources is vital to ensure FMU operations and become a self-reliant organization.

During the meeting, participants discussed different sources of funding and financial support such as private investment, public investment, public private partnerships, different sources of fund convergences, national and international sustainable forest management and carbon funds.

For more information, please contact:
Tunggul Butarbutar, Province Coordinator East Kalimantan, Technical Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management & Climate Change

Created: Friday, 04 May 2018

Director GIZ’s Corporate Communications Unit, Ms. Sabine Tonscheidt, visits North Kalimantan and East Kalimantan

Visit of Ms Sabine

From 24th - 25th of April 2018, Ms. Sabine Tonscheidt, Director GIZ’s Corporate Communications Unit and GIZ spokesperson, visited GIZ program’s implementation sites in North Kalimantan (Tarakan and Tanjung Selor) and Berau district in East Kalimantan. She was accompanied by representatives of the GIZ-country office, among them Mr. Peter Palesch (GIZ Country Director of Indonesia, Timor Leste and ASEAN), representatives of the Forests and Climate Change Programme - FORCLIME and Mr. Ade Cahyat (Low Emissions Oil Palm Development Project - LEOPALD). The purpose of the visit was to collect deep insights on practical, environment-related activities of GIZ programs in Indonesia and ways of cooperation with relevant stakeholders.

On the first day, the group visited Tarakan to get firsthand information about FORCLIME’s activities related to Geographic Information System- (GIS) training and shrimp-farm mapping in mangrove forest areas as a requirement for introducing sustainable shrimp-farm management approaches within the framework of social forestry schemes. The trip continued to Tanjung Selor. Here, in the capital city of North Kalimantan, Ms. Tonscheidt and delegation were received by the Governor, Dr. Irianto Lambrie. During this meeting questions of further cooperation and common targets were addressed.

Next stage of the trip was Berau district. On the occasion of a common dinner in Tanjung Redep the deputy regent of Berau introduced Ms. Tonscheidt and the delegation to special features of the district, current priorities of the Government and urgent needs of local smallholder farmers.

During the second day of the visit in Berau district several places of interest, among them an oil palm concession, a FORCLIME-FC (financial cooperation) reforestation demonstration-plot as well as an Agarwood distillation unit were viewed. The delegation had lively discussions with local stakeholders on many occasions in order to learn about current challenges and share points of view.

For more information, please contact:
Lutz Hofheinz, Senior Adviser for Forest Management Unit Development
Mohammad Sidiq, Province Coordinator North Kalimantan

Created: Friday, 27 April 2018