Aiming to witnessing the progress of the German-Indonesian bilateral programme, Forests and Climate Change Program (FORCLIME), the Deputy Ambassador of the Germany to Indonesia, Mr. Hendrik Barkeling, visited FORCLIME’s implementation sites in Berau district, East Kalimantan on 17 -19 February 2020. He was accompanied by the Development Cooperation Counselor of the German Embassy for Indonesia, Mr. David Tantow, and the Director of GIZ Indonesia, Mr. Martin Hansen.
During the visit to Berau District, Mr. Hendrik Barkeling was welcomed by the Deputy Regent of Berau, Mr. Agus Tamtomo, and some heads of regional government agencies.
As one point in their visit’s agenda, the delegation went to Tepian Buah village to see the waterfall ecotourism village development. This site is jointly managed by the Tepian Buah village community, a private company and the Forest Management Unit (KPH) Berau Barat and an example for an ecotourism site managed under the Partnership scheme of the Social Forestry programme.
FORCLIME supported the community of Tepian Buah Village starting with the preparation and development of the partnership paper until the Minister's Decree was issued (No. SK.8868/MENLHK-PSKL/PKPS/PSL.0/12/2018). The partnership aims to improve the income of the Tepian Buah community by managing the Tembalang waterfall as tourism spot, located inside the forest concession area.
For more information, please contact:
Suprianto, Technical Adviser for sustainable forest management and District Coordinator Berau
Arif Data Kusuma, Province Coordinator East Kalimantan
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic area manager for forest management unit development