To commence activities for the new year of 2023, the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service held a coordination meeting with the University of Papua and FORCLIME on 5 January 2023 in Manokwari, West Papua. The meeting was aimed at the development of a work plan for 2023 that will encompass coaching clinics for Forest Management Units (KPH) operating within the province in an effort to adjust the Long Term Forest Management Plan (RPHJP) to bring it into line with Minister of Environment and Forestry Regulation No. 8 of 2021 on Forest Management, the Preparation of Forest Management Plans and Forest Utilization in Protected Forests and Production Forests, as well as with Decree of the Minister of Environment and Forestry No. 113/MENLHK/SETJENT/PLA.2/2/2022 on the Designation of Areas for Management Units for Protection Forest Management and Production Forest Management Units for the Province of West Papua. Through the issuance of this decree, the management area of the FMU is no longer based on watersheds (DAS) but is instead now based on administration. This means that the area and number of FMUs in West Papua Province have also changed and now number 14 units.
The coaching clinics for the preparation of the West Papua Province KPH RPHJP will be held from 19 – 21 January 2023 in Sorong, West Papua and are the result of a collaboration between the West Papua Forestry Service, the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Papua and GIZ FORCLIME. Moreover, each of these three parties will contribute to the implementation of this technical development.
During the meeting, the Head of the Forestry Service, Mr. Ir. Runaweri F., MM., also incorporated a number of activities that relate to capacity building into the 2023 work plan, including Training on Tree Species Identification and Dendrology. The training is intended to improve skills relating to the identification of species of forest tree among Forest Service and KPH staff. In addition, a further activity that has been incorporated into the work plan is the taking of an inventory of the various bio-geophysical, social, economic and cultural potentials that are present within the Tambrauw KPH area.
For more information, please contact:
Nita Yohana, Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for West Papua Province
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces