One of the activities set out under the FORCLIME 4.0 Strategic Plan is support for the development of sago and massoi commodities alongside the Environmental and Forestry Research and Development Center (Balai Litbang LHK) in Manokwari through agroforestry programs and assistance in pilot villages. In line with these goals, the FORCLIME Team held a coordination meeting with Balai Litbang LHK on 21 June 2021 in Manokwari, West Papua. The meeting was also attended by representatives from the Planning Bureau of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
During the meeting, several potential collaborations as regards the implementation of FORCLIME 4.0 activities were discussed, including involvement from NGOs and the private sector, as well as support for the dissemination of research results produced by Balai Litbang LHK Manokwari. As a follow-up, the FORCLIME team in West Papua will coordinate with the West Papua Forestry Service, the Tambrauw Production Forest Management Unit (KPHP) and the South Sorong KPHP in order to identify potential pilot villages and commodities.
“The presence of FORCLIME within West Papua is an honor for us and we want to work together in order to support programmes that will be implemented across West Papua,” explained Mr Pudja Mardi Utomo, Researcher at Balai Litbang LHK Manokwari.
For more information, please contact:
Nita Yohana, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for West Papua Province
Melanesian Brigite Boseren, Junior Advisor for Rural Livelihood, Forest Management and Conservation, West Papua
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces