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.
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Created: Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Jumtani, West Kalimantan Provincial Coordinator
Wandojo SiswantoSiswanto, Strategic Area Manager, Forestry Policy and Climate Change
Capacity building on how to manage fire on peatland ecosystems
The Provincial Forestry Service of West Kalimantan conducted a workshop on monitoring and controlling fire on peatland ecosystems on 7-8 February 2018 in Pontianak, West Kalimantan. The event aims to improve the capacity of the fire task force (Brigdalkarhutla) of the forest management unit (Kesatuan Pengelolaan Hutan – KPH) of Kubu Raya on how to manage forest and land fire related to peat ecosystems and water table management. The workshop, which was supported by GIZ, was opened by the Head of Provincial Forestry Service, whereas the keynote was delivered by the Director of forest and land fire control, Ministry of Environment and Forestry. In addition to the fire task force of KPH Kubu Raya, more officials and stakeholders related to forest and land fire management in West Kalimantan Province participated.
Resource persons of the event were officials from the Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG), namely Mr Hartono Prawiratmadja, Mr Budi Wardhana, Mr Alue Dohong. Additionally, resource persons from universities, such as Prof. Bambang Hero Saharjo (Bogor Agricultural University - IPB), Dr. Achmad Kurnain (University of Lambung Mangkurat, South Kalimantan), and Prof. Dr. Gusti Anshari (University of Tanjungpura, West Kalimantan) participated in the event.
As a follow-up of this event, the impact of the implementation of knowledge from the workshop will be evaluated. Also, the idea to carry out similar workshops for other KPHs has been formulated.
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Created: Friday, 02 March 2018
Gatot Moeryanto, Senior Adviser for FMU and forest management
Field testing of forest inventory technical guidelines in the forest management unit of Kapuas Hulu Utara
The Directorate of Forest Resources Inventory and Monitoring (IPSDH), Ministry of Environment and Forestry with support from GIZ conducted a field testing on the forest inventory technical guidelines based on the decree of the Director General for Forest Resources Inventory and Monitoring P.1/2017 on Forest Protection Management Units (KPHL) and FMU Production (KPHP). The field testing was carried out for 12 days, from 30 January to 10 February. The activity aims to ensure the technical guideline can be implemented in the field in terms of technical aspects, time, equipment and personnel.
The trial was conducted in area with four different types of land covers: primary dryland forest, secondary dryland forest, primary swamp forest and secondary swamp forest in the FMU Kapuas (?) Hulu Utara. The team conducting the trial set one cluster on each of the land cover types. In each team one team leader from IPSDH was present, just as two technical FMU advisors and four workers from local villages.
As a follow-up of the field testing, the IPSDH will conduct an FGD for inputs to improve the guideline.
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Created: Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Dody Rahmansyah, Manager of Forest Ecosystem, Directorate of Forest Resources Inventory and Monitoring, Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Klothilde Sikun, Technical Advisor for GIS and Coordinator of Kapuas Hulu district