South-South Technical Exchange between Indonesia and South Africa on Wildfire Prevention, Preparedness and Response
During the week of August 21 – 28, 2016, delegates from the Indonesian Government, representatives from FORCLIME, UNOPS/GAMBUT, Working on Fire (WOF) and Kishugu attended a South-South technical exchange on wildfire preparedness, prevention and response. The aim of this exchange was to provide Indonesian stakeholders, at national and provincial level, with first-hand information and experience on the Integrated Fire Management (IFM) system as it is implemented in South Africa. Potential synergies were investigated during the exchange on Public Private Partnerships, legislation, financing IFM and tentative FPA development on FMU level in the Indonesian context.
The technical exchange was facilitated by FORCLIME and UNOPS/GAMBUT. Indonesian delegates attended lectures and visited WOF operations, Fire Protection Associations (FPAs), FireWise communities, Firehawk installations and the Kishugu training center in Pietermaritzburg, Nelspruit and the Kruger Park areas.
For more information, please contact:
Tobias Goedde, Strategic Area Manager, Sustainable Forest Management
Setulang becomes the first village in North Kalimantan with full forest management rights
The Governor of North Kalimantan issued a decree on forest management rights for the Tane Olen village forest in July. The Tane Olen Setulang village forest, which is located in the Malinau district, North Kalimantan, obtained the underlying license covering 4,415Ha from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in 2014.
The governor's decree stipulates that the village forest board is required to follow the work plan and annual forest management plan, which was prepared together with relevant local government work units. It is prohibited to transfer the management rights to other parties, in addition, changing the forest status and its function from protected forest.
The village forest management work plan of Tane Olen Setulang includes protection and sustainable landscape-based management through promoting the non-timber forest products, environmental services and ecotourism activities.
Tane Olen Setulang was proposed to be managed as village forest in April 2011 with supports from the Forest Service of Malinau district and FORCLIME. This village forest can be used as an example for other areas in North Kalimantan with regard to forest management while maintaining the culture and protecting forests for the benefit of community. Currently, Setulang is the only village that has obtained the full forest management right in North Kalimantan.
For further information, please contact:
Ali Mustofa, Advisor, Community Based Forest Management
Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager, Forest Management Unit development
Training on standard operating procedure development for the Forest Management Unit
The Provincial Forestry Service of East Kalimantan in collaboration with FORCLIME conducted a training on preparing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the management of Forest Management Unit (KPH) on 3-4 August 2016 in Samarinda, East Kalimantan. The purpose of the training was to assist KPH managers in preparing required SOPs in order to strengthen the administration of KPH in managing, monitoring and supervising the KPH operations. Participants of the training were representatives of KPHs in East Kalimantan province, in addition to KPHs in West and North Kalimantan (KPH Kapuas Hulu and KPH Malinau).
The participants gained knowledge related to concepts and principles, the importance of having SOPs and how to prepare them. At the end of the training, participants were requested to identify and develop SOPs draft, which further will be completed.
The Head of Provincial Forestry Service, Wahyu Widhi Heranata, said the importance of well-organized and standardized management for achieving sustainable forest management, then SOPs play an important role to support it.
For further information, please contact:
Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Management Unit (FMU) development
Suprianto, Technical Advisor for FMU development