The Center for Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership (BPSKL) for Maluku and the Papua Region held a workshop for social forestry facilitators working in Papua and West Papua Provinces in Sorong City, West Papua from 10 – 12 June 2021. During the event, FORCLIME, as one of the official resource parties, was invited to share its experiences on “The Role of Community Facilitators Based on Non-Timber Forest Product Businesses”. The Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management, Mohammad Sidiq, made a presentation during which he addressed the various tasks and functions of the social forestry facilitators before and after the relevant permits were obtained by social forestry groups. FORCLIME also shared its varied experiences during its support for phase 3 of the social forestry programme in Kalimantan and Palu.
In implementing the program in West Papua, FORCLIME 4.0 is ready to support the preparation of a Social Forestry roadmap, empowering community groups in pilot villages in FORCLIME’s working area, developing the use of non-timber forest products, as well as disseminating information relating to Minister of Environment and Forestry Regulation Number 9 of 2021 on Social Forestry Management.
“I am happy with the presentation because it offers hope and encouragement to our business group. It has also offered us advice regarding our organization’s function and what areas need to be strengthened. Based on this presentation, we now have a better picture of the training that we have already completed, as well as the training that we still need to implement,” explained Arkilaus Kladit, a local champion from the village of Sira in Saifi District, South Sorong Regency, after listening to the various shared experiences that were presented by FORCLIME.
For further information regarding FORCLIME's support for social forestry in West Papua Province, please contact:
Melanesia Boseren, Junior Adviser for Forest Management and Conservation
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management