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 Forests and Climate Change Programme
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Forum KPH – coordination meeting of Forest Managers in West-Kalimantan

Forum KPH Kalbar

On 18.04.2018 the ‘’Forum KPH’’ for Forest Management Units (FMU) in West Kalimantan took place in Pontianak. The meeting of heads of FMU with approximately 35 participants ensures the regular exchange of current development processes within the FMUs as well as subject-specific topics.

Supported by FORCLIME, the current state of medium-term FMU management planning (RPHJP Planning) and the challenges in the finalization and approval process were discussed and documented to accelerate the planning process. In this context, the participants discussed the final area delineation of the FMUs as well as the possibilities of a reasonable relocation of partial areas within the individual FMUs. This should ensure an easier management of the large areas.

Two FMUs with near-completion RPHJP management planning are supposed to participate in a pre-assessment of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) in May 2018 as part of the final RPHJP approval process.

Another focus of the current ‘’Forum KPH’’ is the formation of resorts (sub-units of the FMUs). For this purpose, the FMUs received a technical overview of the process of providing office space and setting up infrastructure as needed.

In addition, representatives of two NGOs (WWF Indonesia, Agency IDH) promoted opportunities for sustainable cooperation in the development of new business fields and collaboration with communities in social forestry models.

For more information, please contact:
Moritz Zetzmann, Development Advisor, Putussibau, West Kalimantan

Created: Monday, 23 April 2018

The West Kalimantan Working Group on REDD+ prepares a plan for REDD+ implementation in West Kalimantan Province

Pokja REDD Kalbar

The West Kalimantan Working Group on REDD+ (Pokja REDD+ Kalbar) conducted a workshop on Mainstreaming REDD+ in the context of Sustainable Development in West Kalimantan Province on 19 April. The workshop was aimed to share the progress of REDD+ initiatives implementation at the sub-national level, and to raise awareness on regulations of the Minister of Environment and Forestry related to the implementation of REDD+. 120 participants representing the regional officials of the West Kalimantan government agencies attended the workshop. The meeting was supported by the IJREDD (Indonesia-Japan REDD project), IDH and FORCLIME.

The outcome of the workshop is the REDD+ implementation plan in West Kalimantan Province, which will be adopted in the regional development plan (RPJMD).

For more information, please contact:
Jumtani, Province Coordinator West Kalimantan
Klothilde Sikun, Technical Adviser for GIS

Created: Sunday, 22 April 2018

Visiting the “Source of Life” Forest: KPH Kubu Raya learns about forest fire prevention and peatland management in Central Kalimantan

Kubu Raya visits Central Kalimantan

On April 11-14, Kubu Raya Forest Management Unit (KPH Kubu Raya) visited Central Kalimantan for the purpose of improving their practical knowledge on forest and land fire prevention and peatland management. The site’s name is Jumpun Pembelom, which means Hutan Sumber Kehidupan (“source of life” forest), located in Pulang Pisau District, Central Kalimantan. 12 representatives of the Kubu Raya Forest Fire Brigade participated in this visit, and were accompanied by an Integrated Fire Management Expert from the consulting company, EcoConsult, supported by GIZ.

During the visit, participants gained knowledge of the history of peat forest management, peatland fire management systems, peatland economic resilience programmes and a quick respond system to forest and land fires (sistem reaksi cepat karhutla). The participants also exercised drilling wells for water sources during a fire and visited a site for integrative peatland agriculture. During the trip, the participants visited the office of Manggala Agni Palangkaraya to study the local coordination system of forest and land fire prevention and the practice of techniques for land clearing without burning.

After the study visit, the KPH Kubu Raya Forest Fire Brigade will undertake an internal evaluation in order to select practices undertaken in Central Kalimantan that can be applied in the KPH Kubu Raya.

For more information, please contact:
Jumtani, West Kalimantan Provincial Coordinator
Udi Tyastoto, National Expert for Integrated Fire Management, EcoConsult

Created: Friday, 20 April 2018