Lecturers of the Training Center for Environment and Forestry visits FORCLIME working area in East Kalimantan for a study tour
Aiming to increase the capacity of its lecturers (widyaiswara) and staff, the Center for Environmental and Forestry Education and Training of Samarinda (BD LHK Samarinda) conducted a study tour to the FORCLIME working area in Berau District on 25-27 July. Eight participants visited the Berau Barat Forest Management Unit (KPH Berau Barat) and villages supported by the FORCLIME financial cooperation module (FC module): Labanan Makmur, Labanan Makarti and Merasa. The study tour was conducted collaboratively between the BD LHK Samarinda and the FORCLIME technical cooperation (TC module) and and financial cooperation (FC module).
In his remarks, the Head of BD LHK Samarinda highlights that widyaiswara have to take this opportunity to gather as much information as possible from the field to enhance the teaching materials.
The final agenda of the study tour is a one-day workshop on the lessons learned documentation related to forest management at FMU and community development practices in the villages visited. Participants of the workshop were the BD LHK Samarinda team, KPH Berau Barat, Field Facilitators of the FC Module and representatives from the visited villages. Workshop participants agreed to prepare three lessons learned documents: (1) The role of KPH Berau Barat in community empowerment; (2) Experiences of the FORCLIME FC module in participatory boundary mapping and participatory land use planning; (3) Development of the Prosperity Approach through agroforestry practices. The lessons learned documents are scheduled to be completed by early September 2018.
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Created: Tuesday, 07 August 2018
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development
Forest Management Unit (KPH) Kapuas Hulu Utara finalizes its forest management plan
The Directorate of Protected Forest Management Unit (KPHL) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), supported by FORCLIME, conducted a workshop to finalize its Long-term Forest Management Plan (RPHJP) on 25-26 July 2018 in Putussibau, West Kalimantan. The meeting also aimed to harmonize the management plan with programme activities of organizations working in Kapuas Hulu district, particularly FORCLIME. 30 participants representing relevant government services of Kapuas Hulu district, the Planning Bureau of MoEF, technical units of MoEF in West Kalimantan, KPH Kapuas Hulu Selatan and KPH Kapuas Hulu Timur.
The Director of KPHL, Mr Hargyono, MSc., encouraged KPH Kapuas Hulu Utara to finalize its forest management plan after the workshop quickly. As a consequence, the Verification Team of the MoEF can assess the document and issue the approval.
The final agenda of the workshop is a field visit on the 2nd day to the KPH Kapuas Hulu Utara working area: Learning Center of Village Forest at Mensiau village and land rehabilitation site.
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Created: Tuesday, 07 August 2018
Moritz Zetzmann, Development Adviser for Forest Management Unit Development
Jumtani, Coordinator of West Kalimantan Province
Supporting the preparation of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024
The Planning Bureau of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry conducted a meeting to collect progress on the implementation of Strategic Planning 2014 – 2019 and inputs for the next Strategic Planning 2020 – 2024. The meeting that was conducted on July 26, supported by FORCLIME, and attended by about 120 participants representing all working units within the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF).
In her opening speech, the Head of Planning Bureau emphasized that environment and forestry should be integrated in the MoEF development programmes. Additionally, programmes should be developed based on the domestic and local needs which are linked to global issues, i.e. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the implementation of current Strategic Planning, some milestones have been achieved, as follows:
In the implementation of current Strategic Planning, some milestones have been achieved, as follows:
• Forest and land rehabilitation: 599,813Ha until end of 2017
• Emission reduction: 8.7% of 29% NDC target by 2030
• Environment Quality Index: 66.19 in 2017
• Deforestation rate: 0.5 million Ha/year from 0.6 million Ha/year in 2015-2016
• Decreased forest fire: 0.01 million Ha from 0.16 million Ha in 2017
During the meeting, the Head of Strategic Policy MoEF presented the mapping of MoEF strategic issues which are categorized into: Green (forestry-related issues), Brown (environmental wastes), and Blue (water and air quality issues). Further he presented inputs for the strategic planning 2020 – 2024; one of them is the forest management unit (KPH) development. There is a strong urgency to accelerate the development of KPH in the regards of: achieving KPH autonomy, increasing the quality and competence of KPH, facilitating the development of forest management planning (RPHJP), and integrating social forestry in the KPH area.
At the end of the meeting, participants were requested to provide input on strategic issues and achievements using a Feedback Form , which then will be compiled by the Planning Bureau for the next meetings. There will be a series of meetings to prepare the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Strategic Plan 2020 - 2024. FORCLIME plays a significant role in supporting the MoEF preparing its strategic plans for several years, and will continue to support in the future.
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Created: Thursday, 02 August 2018
Wandojo Siswanto, Senior Advisor for Forest & Climate Change Policy
Mohammad Rayan, Technical Adviser for Crosscutting Issues and Conflict Management