With the goal of synergizing the implementation of their 2021 work programmes, FORCLIME and the Production Forest Management Unit (KPHP) for Sorong Selatan held an online coordination meeting on 7 September 2021. During the meeting, the head of the KPHP Sorong Selatan, Mr Reynold Kesaulija, addressed the forest management unit’s seven priority programmes for 2021, two of which are being supported by FORCLIME, specifically:
- Development of a database and information system that is integrated into the maintenance of KPHP Sorong Selatan’s spatial data;
- The redesign and revision of the Long Term Forest Management Plan (RPHJP), as well as GIS/spatial-data training for the forest management unit’s staff.
Support will be provided in relation to areas that are not available within KPHP Sorong Selatan and the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service and will take into account contributions of resources from each party.
In addition, the meeting also discussed the selection of FORCLIME 4.0 pilot villages. In this regard, the head of KPHP Sorong Selatan recommended three villages in Sawiat District, specifically: Sasnek Village, Wendi Village and Lembah Hijau Village (Persiapan Village). These villages are considered to have potential, including in terms of the production of sarang semut – a multi-efficacy herbal preparation indigenous to Papua (Myrmecodia pendans), as well as patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Benth), various fruits and environmental services/ecotourism. Currently, no assistance is being offered by working partners within these villages.
The Head of KPHP Sorong Selatan, Mr Reynold Kesaulija, expressed his appreciation for the level of communication that had been maintained so far. “This meeting has been very good, thanks to FORCLIME who are always available for us and, despite the ongoing pandemic, we have still been able to communicate virtually,” explained Mr Kesaulija.
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