In an effort to coordinate with the Forestry Service of West Papua Province, the FORCLIME team operating in West Papua organized an online meeting on 9 August 2021. The meeting was chaired by the Head of Forest Management and Social Forestry for the West Papua Forestry Service, Mr. Yunus Krey, S. Hut., M.Si, and addressed the development of social forestry within the province, as well as FORCLIME support for the West Papua Province Social Forestry Working Group.
FORCLIME’s West Papuan personnel were warmly welcomed by Mr. Krey, who went on to state that, “FORCLIME’s involvement is expected to be implemented in the medium to long term and will address challenges in social forestry management that manifest after permits have been obtained, as well as challenges relating to facilitation and market access opportunities.”
During the meeting, FORCLIME stated its potential support for the Social Forestry Working Group, which will address the following areas:
1. Support for the development of a Social Forestry roadmap;
2. Support for dialogue on Social Forestry programmes and the strengthening of the role of tradi-tional communities in relation to forest management and economic development;
3. Support for the empowerment of community groups within a pilot village in FORCLIME’s working area;
4. Support for the development and utilization of non-timber forest products.
For more information, please contact:
Nita Yohana, Adviser for sustainable forest management and Coordinator for West Papua Province
Melanesia Brigite Boseren, Junior adviser for rural livelihood, forest management and conservation
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic area manager for sustainable forest management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces