FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
A delegation of 13 government and civil society representatives participated in a study tour to Arizona, United States of America during 16 – 25 October, 2019 to increase their understanding of conflict resolution approaches and techniques in the natural resources management (NRM) sector, supported by the GIZ project SASCI (Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains in Indonesia). The participants were from the government of Kapuas Hulu district in West Kalimantan, the government of North Kalimantan Province, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and the NGO ‘Working Group on Tenure’.
The study tour visited various government agencies of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the US Forest Service, and the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution of the University of Arizona and exchanged experiences and knowledge with experienced mediators and conflict resolution facilitators in the field. Various case studies were analyzed to understand the different forms of collaborative initiatives used for multi-stakeholder conflict resolution in the NRM sector, with stakeholders such as representatives of national park management, national forest management, indigenous groups, civil society, businesses and government agencies. The participants analyzed the lessons learned and identified follow-up activities to be implemented in Indonesia at district, province and national level.
After four and a half months engaged in the Internship Programme at FORCLIME, seven graduates from the Papua University shared their experiences on the Internship Evaluation workshop on 28-31 October 2019 in Yogyakarta. As part of the workshop, interns learned about forest management in Yogyakarta through visits to forest management unit (KPH) Yogyakarta (kajuput factory, teak plantation), famed eco-tourism locations (Mangunan, Kalibiru) and the Faculty of Forestry University of Gajah Mada.
During the workshop, interns explained that they gained a lot of knowledge during the Internship Programme. ‘I learned a lot during the internship, most of all, because of the internship I’m more confident speaking in front of many people’, said one of interns, Frids N. Ronsumbre. Additionally, on the evaluation workshop, every intern also presented their research proposal that will be implemented in West Papua. The proposed researches are funded by FORCLIME.
Aiming to support the development of human resources at the Forest Management Unit (KPH), the West Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service, supported by FORCLIME, conducted training needs assessment in Pontianak and Putussibau on 7-18 October 2019. The activity was carried out through interviews and focus group discussions (FGD). The process of identifying training needs involved 39 people from the West Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service, KPH Kapuas Hulu Selatan, KPH Kapuas Hulu Utara, KPH Kapuas Hulu Timur and forest farmer groups who are assisted by KPH Kapuas Hulu.
Results from the interviews and FGD will be analyzed by FORCLIME Team and will be presented in a workshop to be held in November 2019.
For further information, please contact:
Jumtani, Coordinator West Kalimantan Province
Wira Nastainul Hakim, Junior Adviser for Human Capacity Development
Chichy A. Waita, intern from University of Papua
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development