In an effort to strengthen forest farmer groups (KTH) as they work towards the operation of independent and sustainable businesses, the Papua Province Forestry and Environment Service, working in conjunction with FORCLIME, held a recent training session on basic business development for KTH in supported villages in Jayapura, Papua Province from 25 to 28 July 2023. Initially, five villages were being supported in Papua Province, specifically: Dosai, Tablasupa, Babrongko, Wasur and Yanggandur. However, the last two of these villages have now been incorporated into South Papua Province. The training sessions were also aiming to strengthen Forest Management Units (KPH) in relation to the provision and facilitation of entrepreneurship and business development for KTH. The training, which was opened by the Head of the Forestry Planning Division of the Papua Province Forestry and Environment Service, Dr. Estiko Tri Wiradyo, SH, M.Sc., was organized by RIWANI Globe, a business development and human-capital consulting agency. Topics studied during this Basic Training included business group development, identification of business opportunities, market analysis and the preparation of simple business plans.
As a follow-up to this activity, online basic coaching sessions will soon be organized, followed by face-to-face advanced training and online advanced coaching sessions.