News from Kapuas Hulu
Created: Thursday, 23 December 2010
One important step for FORCLIME Program in the Heart of Borneo area is accomplished on 6 December 2010. After a long process, the District Government of Kapuas Hulu, in particular Dinas Pertambangan dan Energi (district service office of mining and energy) has agreed on conducting a multi-stakeholders meeting on “Potency of new renewable energy development in Kapuas Hulu District, the Potency of Micro-Hydro Power Plant (MHPP) in Buffer Zone of National Park”. The meeting will be undertaken at the Dinas Pertambangan dan Energi Office on 19 January 2011.
This step is considered as an important achievement as the local government institution that is not involved in forestry and environmental issues eventually has attention on ‘conservation’ initiatives. Therefore, through the activity, FORCLIME Program is more confident in promoting forest conservation and sustainable forest management in order to reduce deforestation and forests degradation as supported by local government and other stakeholders in Kapuas Hulu District is in place. Additionally, the step is also significant as it develops a ‘new’ foundation for management collaboration between national park offices (Betung Kerihun and Danau Sentarum) with local government of Kapuas Hulu, and people in the surrounding of the national parks as well.
Recently, FORCLIME has conducted a Comprehensive Survey on MHPP potentials and MHPP Strategy Developement within the Conservation Districts of Malinau and Kapuas Hulu. Objective of the study is to develop a strategy for Micro Hydro Power Plant (MHPP) development within the Conservation Districts of Malinau and Kapuas Hulu based on a survey in the corresponding Districts. The result of the study will be presented during the upcoming meeting in January 2011. During the upcoming meeting will also be presented the overview of FORCLIME Program in Kapuas Hulu.
Sustainable Forestry Management study tour
Germany, 4 – 11 December 2010
An expert dialogue on "Gain practical insight into the general and day to day administrative and operational tasks of a Forest Management Unit (FMU) in the office and in the field” will be carried out from 4 to 11 December 2010 in Germany. Participants to join the venue are technical staff from some district forestry services of South Sumatra (Musi Banyuasin and Musi Rawas), West Kalimantan (Kapuas Hulu), West Nusa Tenggara, East Kalimantan (Berau) and Yogyakarta Provinces. Additionally, representatives from the Ministry of Forestry office will also join the programme. The study tour to Hessen-Forst, Germany, is supported by the Forests and Climate Change (FORCLIME) Programme, in close collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry.
Participants of study tour will visit the FMU Herborn with following programmes:
Class session to gain information on:
- Tasks and function of FMUs and their positions in the overall structure of the state forest service
- Function, tasks and responsibilities of a FMU manager
- management of state owned Forest Management Units
7 - 9.12.2010
Class sessions and field visits
Wrap up and final discussion
Created: Monday, 06 December 2010
To find out more about the visit and the daily activities visit the blog http://forclime.wordpress.com/
where the participants will report daily about their impressions and insights of the visit to Hessen-Forst.
BMZ Delegation visited East Kalimantan Province
On the occasion of the German-Indonesian government-to-government-negotiations a delegation of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium fuer Wirtschafliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung - BMZ) took the opportunity to visit East-Kalimantan to obtain first-hand information on the work of FORCLIME (Forests and Climate Change - Programme) and DeCGG (Decentralisation as Contribution to Good Governance - Programme), both programmes supported by the German Government. The mission was composed of representatives of BMZ, members of the German Embassy, GTZ, KfW, and DED and was headed by BMZ’s Deputy Director for Asia, Mr. Dominik Ziller.
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Created: Tuesday, 30 November 2010