After completing an internship programme at FORCLIME in October 2019, some students from Cenderawasih and Papua Universities were given the opportunity to conduct research in Tanah Papua (land of Papua). The results were presented in a webinar series. The first webinar was conducted on July 9th, the second was conducted on July 23rd, while the third webinar was on August 6th and presented on the following student research:
- “Plant Types for Making the Raw Materials and Natural Colors of the Noken (a traditional bag specifically produced in Papua) which is used by community in Kampong Rhepang Muaif, District Nimbokrang, Kabupaten Jayapura” by Ronauli Silitonga.
- “Identification of Pathogenic Disease and Fungus in Trees of Agathis labillardieri in Kampong Rimbajaya, District East Biak, Kabupaten Biak Numfor” by Martha Desriyanti Siregar.
The FORCLIME internship programme is part of a great effort to develop educational and work opportunities for Papuan and West Papuan students from Cenderawasih University and Papua University. They were assigned to several of FORCLIME’s pilot areas in order to learn from the FORCLIME team, while also working with partners at the field level.