In order to further the ongoing development of the Tambrauw Regency Conservation and Customary Community Masterplan, the Government of Tambrauw Regency recently held a coordination and synchronization meeting with the Tambrauw Regency Development Partners. The Tambrauw Regency Development Partners were initiated by the Tambrauw Regency Government and comprise NGOs, universities, private companies and other parties involved in the development of Tambrauw Regency. FORCLIME, which has been active in Tambrauw Regency since late 2021, is also a member of the Tambrauw Regency Development Partners.
The meeting was held on 2 February 2023 in Manokwari, West Papua and was opened by the Head of the Regional Development Planning, Research and Development Agency of Tambrauw Regency, Mr. Muosche Woria, S.IP., M.IP. In his speech, Mr. Woria stated that the programme plans of the various partners will be incorporated into the master plan document and that this synchronization represents an example of a development collaboration that is initiated without sacrificing the rights of customary communities.
Thirty-five development partner participants were present at the meeting and presented their respective programmes, which are planned for implementation during 2023. For its part, FORCLIME also presented the various priority activities that it is planning to implement, including support for the development of the management plan of the Tambrauw Forest Management Unit and Tambrauw Nature Reserve, and continuing support for Forest Farmers Groups in the villages of Bikar and Emaus, which will address the utilization of non-timber forest products and environmental services.
The meeting resulted in the development of the Tambrauw Regency Development Partner Indicator Matrix, which will be integrated into the master plan document. The writing team will then go on to finalize the document, while the handover of the master plan document from the writing team to the Tambrauw Regency Government is planned to take place in March. The Tambrauw Regency Conservation and Customary Community Masterplan will then become a main element of the Tambrauw Regency Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMD) 2025-2029, as well as other planning documents that will be used in relation to the Tambrauw Regency.
For more information, please contact:
Nita Yohana, Advisor 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