Aiming to identify potential cooperation related to village empowerment, including customary villages in Tanah Papua, FORCLIME together with the Ministry of Rural Development and Transmigration (Kemendes) through the Directorate of Harmonization of Natural Resources and Environment Utilization, conducted a coordination meeting on 22 April 2021. The online meeting discussed the potential cooperation at FORCLIME’s focus location in Papua, West Papua and Central Sulawesi that overlapping with the Ministry's priority locations. On the meeting, the Kemendes suggested FORCLIME to coordinate with the Village Community Empowerment Service at the district level, as it has operational duties to empower communities in the region.
During the meeting, the Director for Harmonization of Natural Resources and Environment Utilization, Dr. Sumarlan said "I hope this cooperation with GIZ can reach locations in Eastern Indonesia, which we have never facilitated before, so that these locations will experience the presence of the government there".
Follow up of this initial meeting will discuss FORCLIME's 2021 activity plan which will be synergized with the Ministry's priority activities.