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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

New publication: Tane’ Olen Setulang. Omens of the Isij Bird for the Oma Lung Tribe

Launching Setulang book

During the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the North Kalimantan province on 23 April, the Governor of North Kalimantan Province, Dr. Irianto Lambrie, launched the book  “Tane’ Olen Setulang. Omens of the Isij Bird for the Oma Lung Tribe”. The book explores the traditions of forest conservation at Setulang Village, Malinau, North Kalimantan and was  published by the Setulang Village Government, in cooperation with GIZ.

“This is a good book and should be distributed widely, as it provides valuable lessons learned in forest conservation…..”,  claimed the Governor while handing  the book to the Head of the Village Forest Management Board of Tane’ Olen Setulang (Charles Kole Adjang), witnessed by the Head of Setulang Village (Hansicov), the Head of Provincial Forestry, and FORCLIME’s Programme Officer for Information and Knowledge Management.

The book is available on this link (English version will be available soon).

For more information, please contact:
Mohammad Sidiq, Province Coordinator North Kalimantan
Ratu Wina Widyawati, Programme Officer, Information and Knowledge Management

Created: Thursday, 26 April 2018

Kubu Raya Forest Fire Brigade conducted internal evaluation after visiting Central Kalimantan

Evaluasi Brigade Karhutla

After a study visit on fire prevention and peatland management in Central Kalimantan, the Kubu Raya Forest Management Unit (KPH) conducted a meeting to evaluate the study tour results and to determine further steps for the Forest Fire Brigade (Brigade Karhutla) on April 16 in Pontianak. The meeting held at KPH Kubu Raya Office was attended by Brigade Karhutla and Kubu Raya staff, and accompanied by an Integrated Fire Management Expert from the consulting firm EcoConsult, supported by GIZ.

Lessons learned from the study tour included: a sign board  indicating the height of peat water as an indicator of drought; techniques in constructing a well to provide water supply during fires; agroforestry techniques to optimize peatland management and early warning communication systems.

Inputs from the meeting include improving the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). In addition, further plans are to synergize the Kubu Raya KPH program with the district government, preparing sign boards for early warning, just as demonstration plots of agroforestry systems on peatland by combining forest trees and seasonal crops to increase the community’s economic income.

For more information, please contact:
Jumtani, Province Coordinator West Kalimantan
Udi Tyastoto, Integrated Fires Management Expert, EcoConsult.

Created: Tuesday, 24 April 2018