FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
The Lore Lindu National Park organized a focus group discussion with its project partners (UNDP project, Forest Programme, GIZ) on developing an ecotourism masterplan on 9 January in Palu, Central Sulawesi. The discussion aimed to collect input related to working on a planning document for ecotourism development at the Lore Lindu National Park.
During the discussion, the participants agreed to extend the scope of the masterplan to the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve, since the national park is the core zone of the biosphere. Additionally, the developed masterplan is to be linked to other tourist destinations in Central Sulawesi. Therefore, they suggested to incorporate the discussed document with the province’s tourism development master plan (Rencana Induk Pengembangan Pariwisata Daerah- RIPPDA).
For more information, please contact:
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity, Province Coordinator of Central Sulawesi
The East Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service conducted a dialogue to achieve a common understanding about the implementation of the Minister for Home Affairs Regulation No. 12/2017 concerning the establishment and classification of district services and the Local Technical Implementation Unit. The event, supported by GIZ and several partners of the East Kalimantan Forestry Service, was held on 7 December in Samarinda. 50 participants represented the East Kalimantan Forestry Service, Forest Management Units in East Kalimantan, the Technical Implementation Unit (UPT) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Samarinda, international agencies and NGOs.
Issues raised during the dialogue included: (1) By law, the provincial government of East Kalimantan is allowed to establish several branches of the Forest Service and many local UPTs as long as the funds of the province government are sufficient; (2) The Forestry Service budget for 2018 is very limited with approximately 7 billion rupiah.
Finally, the participants agreed to form a small team consisting of the Provincial Forestry Service and several partner institutions to have a dialogue with the East Kalimantan Provincial Secretary regarding the budget increase for the forestry sector and the development of KPH institutions.