In preparation for the forthcoming national games (PON XX), the Papua Forestry and Environment Service (Dinas KLH) held a series of coordination meetings with FORCLIME (14 July and 3 August 2021). The purpose of these meetings was to prepare promotional materials produced by the community which will be displayed during the PON XX games in October. Meanwhile, the Dinas KLH has already opened a gallery in order to display non-timber forest products produced by local communities, as facilitated by forest management units (KPH) in Papua. However, the promotion of these products requires the production of promotional materials in the form of brochures, leaflets, catalogs, standing banners and short movies. During the recent meetings, FORCLIME pledged its support for the design and production of said promotional materials. In addition to non-timber forest products, various ecotourism sites across Papua will also be promoted. Through these various promotional materials, the products that are created by forest farmer groups, as well as ecotourism across Papua, should ultimately gain wider exposure across a broader audience.
“So far, many initiatives have been implemented by Dinas KLH in order to protect and conserve forests, however, said initiatives have not gained much exposure among the general public. One example of these initiatives is the various facilitations that have been implemented by KPHs in order to assist local communities in the production of non-timber forest products and ecotourism,” explained Mr. Aristoteles, Head of the Forest Protection Department for Dinas KLH. “We hope that FORCLIME will become a successful media outlet in terms of the dissemination of information about the various programmes that have been implemented in conjunction with local communities,” Mr. Aristotle added.
For more information, please contact:
Rut M Ohoiwutun, Junior Adviser for community forestry and hutan adat, Papua
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic area manager for sustainable forest management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces