FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
The Berau Barat Forest Management Unit (KPH Berau Barat) is one of the technical implementation units of the East Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service, which is located in Berau District. The Head of East Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service appointed the KPH Berau Barat to host a meeting to evaluate the profit sharing-reforestation fund (dana bagi hasil sumber daya alam-dana reboisasi-DBH SDA DR) on July 11-12 in Tanjung Redeb, the capital of Berau Regency. An evaluation of the 2019 2nd quarter performance and an evaluation of the report from the Team of evaluation (Tim Evaluasi dan Pengawasan Realisasi APBN dan APBD (TEPRA)) was carried out and a check of the national and local expenditure was conducted, focusing on the 2nd quarter of 2019. The meeting was opened by the Head of the East Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service, Mr Amrullah and was attended by all Echelon officials III and Echelon IV of the Provincial Forest Service and technical implementation units of the Forestry Service of East Kalimantan Province, including all KPH heads in East Kalimantan.
For more information, please contact:
Armilan Saidi, Head of KPH Berau Barat (acting)
Suprianto, Technical Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management, Coordinator Berau district
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Management Unit
With the aim of managing the village forest as a tourist destination, the Menua Sadap Village Forest Management Board (LPHD) in West Kalimantan is preparing ecotourism activities. The LPHD submitted a funding assistance proposal for facilities needed for ecotourism, the proposal was submitted to the technical unit of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, namely the Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership (BPSKL). The submitted proposal was verified by BPSKL in March 2019 to ensure that the proposed facilities are required. In early June 2019, the LPHD received a fund of IDR45,500,000 to purchase equipment, such as: boat engines, boats, water tanks, life jackets, spring beds and tents. The LPHD and the community are motivated by the assistance given and eager to develop ecotourism in the village forest.
FORCLIME facilitates the process of developing the proposal, supporting LPHD to increase their independence and raise awareness about funding sources.
The Working Group of Gender Mainstreaming (PUG) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry together with FORCLIME conducted a training on Evaluation Method of Gender Mainstreaming in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry” on 11-12 July in Bogor, West Java. This training was the first held event since the ministry received the 2018 gender mainstreaming award, the Anugerah Parahita Ekapraya (APE), the highest Mentor award on 19 December 2018. 40 gender focal points of the Ministry’s Gender Mainstreaming working group participated in the training. They learned about the evaluation concept of gender mainstreaming implementation and its criteria, as well as steps on gender responsive planning and budgeting. Additionally, participants obtained knowledge about techniques on how to use infographics in presenting data and information.
During the event evaluation, many participants expressed their expectation to have more trainings to increase the number of skilled facilitators for gender issues.