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 Forests and Climate Change Programme
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 Forests and Climate Change Programme
 Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
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FORCLIME

 Forests and Climate Change Programme
 Technical Cooperation (TC Module)

Forest farmers groups in FORCLIME-supported villages in West Papua complete training sessions on stingless honeybees

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In an effort to empower the communities of target villages, FORCLIME recently held a series of training sessions on stingless honeybee farming in conjunction with the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service and the Forest Management Unit of Sorong Selatan for forest farmers groups in two supported villages in West Papua Province, specifically the villages of Wendi and Haha which are located in South Sorong Regency. The training activities were held from 21 – 22 November 2022 in Wendi and from 23 – 24 November 2022 in Haha. The training participants comprised three groups of forest farmers from Wendi (Wendi 1, Wendi 2, Lembah Hijau) and three from Haha (Imian, Sesna and Nagi).

The participants received training from a stingless honeybee expert, Dr. Mahani, SP., M.Sc. from the Faculty of Agricultural Industrial Engineering at the University of Pajajaran. The types of stingless honeybees that were introduced during the training sessions were the Tetragonula biroi and the Heterotrigona itama species.

During the training, the participants learned about several areas relating to the species in question, including:
1. Beekeeping techniques for the superior Trigona.
2. How to identify and select stingless bees for bee farming.
3. How to make beekeeping boxes (‘stup’).

During the training, the participants practiced making the stup beekeeping boxes and also gained knowledge based on expert experience in honeybee cultivation, including the economic prospects relating to this time-honored activity.

In the local language, stingless bees are known as 'hok' while bees that sting are called 'towa'. Local people have used hok honey since ancient times, however, to date they have not yet cultivated it for commercial purposes. Through the recent training sessions though, the villagers learned how to develop beekeeping within an economic context in the hope that they will be able to generate additional income for their villages in the future.

For more information, please contact:
Melanesia Brigite Boseren, Junior Advisor for Rural Livelihood, Forest Management and Conservation
Nita Yohana, Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for West Papua Province
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces

Created: Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Bappeda Central Sulawesi Holds 2022 Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve Management Coordination and Communication Forum Meeting

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In order to prepare for a periodic review of the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve (LLBR) that will be conducted in 2023, the LLBR Management Coordination and Communication Forum, led by the Regional Planning and Development Agency (Bappeda) of Central Sulawesi Province, recently held its 2022 LLBR Management Coordination and Communication Forum Meeting. The theme of this year's annual meeting was, “Building Commitment for Sustainable Development” and the event was held on 16 November 2022 at the Polibu Meeting Hall in the Governor’s Office of Central Sulawesi Province.

The meeting was opened by Drs. H. Ma'mun Amir, Deputy Governor of Central Sulawesi Province, who stated his appreciation for the efforts of Bappeda, related stakeholders and development partners regarding the implementation of the meeting. Mr. Amir also expressed his hope that the involvement of all parties would result in the integration of different aspects relating to planning and implementation, ultimately resulting in sustainable development and an ability to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs sufficiently.

During the meeting, a panel discussion was held and involved contributions from two invited speakers, namely Prof. Dr. Ir. Y. Purwanto, DEA (Chairman of the Indonesian MAB National Committee and the National Research and Innovation Agency), who offered insights into the management of biosphere reserves, the preparation of periodic reviews and product branding, as well as Mr. Christopher Eichhorn (GIZ FORCLIME Jakarta), who shared his experiences of the management of biosphere reserves in Germany. A video message from Dr. Hans Decker Thulstrup (MAB UNESCO Headquarters in Paris) was also shown.

After the meeting had been concluded, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed and represented a joint commitment by district/city governments in the LLBR area (including the governments of Palu City, Poso Regency, Parigi Moutong Regency, Donggala Regency and Sigi Regency) to make a positive contribution towards sustainable LLBR management. Biosphere Reserve Product Certificates were also handed over to nine SMEs that have been verified by the LLBR Product Registration and Verification Team. The SME products in question included chocolate, crispy brownies, chocolate bagea, fried onions and coffee.

As a follow-up to this meeting, an LLBR master plan will be developed while a periodic review form will be completed.

For more information, please contact:
Fikty Aprilinayati, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and Biosphere Reserve Management
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity Focal Point for the KFW Forest Program 3 and Provincial Coordinator for Central Sulawesi

Created: Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Coaching clinic held on the preparation of long-term management plans for Forest Management Units (KPH) in Papua

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The Papua Provincial Forestry and Environment Service, supported by FORCLIME and other development partners (Global Green Growth Institute-GGGI), held a recent coaching clinic that addressed the preparation of Long-Term Forest Management Plans (RPHJP) for four Forest Management Units (KPH) operating within the province of Papua, specifically: KPHP Unit XXI Lintas Sarmi-Mamberamo, KPHP Unit XXIII Sarmi, KPHP Unit XXVIII Jayapura City and KPHP Unit XXIX Keerom. This activity was carried out in hybrid mode (i.e. online and offline) on 16 – 17 November 2022 and was opened by the Head of the Forestry and Environment Service, Jan Jab Ormuseray, S.H, M.Sc.

This clinic represents one of the chosen ways of disseminating Minister of Environment and Forestry (LHK) Regulation No. 8 of 2021 on Forest Management and the Preparation of Forest Management Plans and Forest Utilization in Protected Forests and Production Forests. The coaching clinic was held in order to provide direction and guidance for the RPHJP preparation team within the KPH regarding the stages and processes involved in the revision and preparation of the planning document.

Resource personnel present at the technical guidance event included then following staff members:

  • From the Directorate of Forest Utilization Plan Development (Ministry of Environment and Forestry-MoEF), the Head of KPHL Area Modeling Sub-Directorate, Mr. Drajat Kurniadi, S.Hut, M.Sc., presented materials on forest management policies and the preparation of forest utilization directive maps in production forests and protected forests in order to foster the planned utilization of forests.
  • From the Gender Mainstreaming Working Group (MoEF), Ms. Ernawati Eko Hartono, S.Hut., M.Sc., precented materials that related to gender mainstreaming in forestry planning. This session discussed how to integrate gender issues into forest management activities, including in FMUs.
  • From the Directorate of Forest Utilization Plan Development (MoEF), Chairperson of Working Group II sub-directorate of FMU Development, Ms. Ir. Eleonora Poerwanty, M.M., presented materials that related to the preparation of the RPHJP through the RPHJP information system and which also discussed matters relating to the preparation, evaluation and ratification of the RPHJP.
  • From the Center for the Utilization of Forest Areas and Environmental Management for Region X Papua (MoEF), Mr. Rahmat Suprianto, S.Hut., presented materials that related to spatial analysis regarding the planning of forest areas in FMUs.
  • From the Papua Province Forestry and Environment Service, Mr. Ridwan Atmojo ST., M.Sc., explained the importance of forestry planning at the KPH level. In addition, he also explained that 84% of villages live in forest areas, which means that the community and the forest are closely related. In forestry planning it is, therefore, necessary to pay attention to various social aspects.

During the discussion, participants debated the following challenges in relation to forest management in Papua:
- The management area is quite wide and access is often very difficult.
- The amount of human resources available does not match the area, while the number of technical personnel is also limited, for example in special fields: GIS.
- Facilities and infrastructure. There are still FMUs that do not have their own office spaces (and that are therefore still renting), as well as limited work equipment, including operational vehicles.

During the meeting, the Head of KPHP Boven Digoel, Mr. Ade Jhon Moisiri, S.Hut., shared his experience of preparing the RPHJP. The Boven Digoel KPHP is the only KPH in Papua and indeed in Indonesia that has completed the preparation of the RPHJP document based on Minister of Environment and Forestry Regulation No. 8 of 2021.

With the expansion of the province, the FMUs will be divided into new provinces. The existing FMUs in Papua Province must be used as an example for newly formed provinces, both in terms of forest planning and as part of efforts to utilize non-timber forest products," explained the Head of the Papua Province Forestry and Environment Service when opening the event.

As a follow-up to this technical guidance activity, each FMU will now revise its RPHJP. This also includes FMUs that are being supported by FORCLIME, specifically: KPHP Unit XXI Lintas Sarmi-Mamberamo and KPHP Unit XXIII Sarmi.

For more information, please contact:
Theodora F. Resubun, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua Province
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces

Created: Tuesday, 22 November 2022

in cooperation with ministry of forestry and environmentCooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of GermanyImplemented-by-giz