FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
In order to prepare a number of supported villages, FORCLIME, in conjunction with the Forest Management Unit Sorong Selatan (KPH Sorong Selatan), recently identified a number of villages that will be selected as assisted villages during the implementation of joint activities with FORCLIME and the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service.
After a tree-planting ceremony that was held in order to commemorate Indonesian Tree Planting Day, the FORCLIME West Papua Team, including KPH Sorong Selatan, represented by the Head of the Planning Section of the KPH Sorong Selatan, Mr Yermias Thesia, visited several villages in Maybrat Regency on 25 November 2021. These villages comprised Haha in Distrik Seremuk, Sasnek in Distrik Sawiat and Wendi in Distrik Sawiat, which had been visited on a previous occasion. During this visit, the team met and held a discussion with the local community at the house of the Head of the local Forest Farmers Group. The meeting addressed the gathering of information in accordance with a prepared matrix based on four aspects: geophysical conditions, existing institutions in the village, the socio-economic-cultural conditions of the community and existing assistance.
The results of this data collection process will subsequently be submitted to the Head of the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service in order to be used as discussion material during the selection of suitable villages for the implementation of joint activities between FORCLIME and the West Papua Forestry Service.
For more information, please contact:
Melanesia Brigite Boseren, Junior Adviser for Rural Livelihood, Forest Management and Conservation
Nita Yohana, Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for West Papua Province
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) through the Directorate of Planning of Forest Land Use and Establishment of Forest Management Areas (RPPWPH), held a focus group discussion (FGD) on the Draft Macro-Plan for Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation on 10 November 2021. This hybrid event was attended by 31 participants representing the Directorate-General of Nature Resources and Ecosystem Conservation (KSDAE), the Directorate-General of Forestry Planning and Environmental Management (PKTL) and FORCLIME. The FGD was opened by the Deputy Director of Forest Macro-Planning, Ms Neni Supreni, and was led by Dr Rinekso Soekmadi and Dr Nandi Kosmaryandi, who are experts in macro-planning preparation. The event aimed to gather input from the participants as regards improving the draft macro-plan document, which will be a vital component of MoEF efforts to regulate and facilitate biodiversity conservation efforts across Indonesia.
During his presentation, Dr Rinekso Soekmadi stressed the urgency of putting a macro-plan in place that highlights the importance of protecting biodiversity and ecosystems, and also promoting conservation efforts outside protected areas. In addition, Dr Soekmadi added that as a result of the fact that Indonesia has already ratified many international conventions, a macro-plan should be created that is capable of strengthening the country’s various commitments. Moreover, the macro-plan will also play an important role in the mainstreaming of conservation efforts and the achieving of Indonesia’s SDGs.
A second FGD has been scheduled and will discuss further address the above matters with the aim of finalizing a macro-plan before the end of the year.
For more information, please contact:
R. Rizka Dewi Zuleika, Junior Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management
Mohammad Rayan, Technical Adviser for Cross-Cutting Issues and Conflict Management
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Policy and Climate Change
With the purpose of enhancing knowledge regarding the various rights and duties of forest farmer groups (KTH) around the Tabo-Tabo Training Forest, the Environment and Forestry Training Center in Makassar (BDLHK Makassar) held a two-day workshop from 16 - 17 November 2021 within the village of Tabo-Tabo in South Sulawesi. The head of BDLHK Makassar opened the meeting on Tuesday morning via Zoom video conferencing. The training workshop, which was supported by FORCLIME, involved three participating groups of forest farmers, specifically Deswita, Mattiro Deceng and Mappaenre Dalle.
The forest farmer groups within this area have a huge potential as regards the development of small-scale local businesses working with palm sugar, honey and cashew nut production, as well as tourism. Said small businesses also have the potential to make a significant contribution to boosting the incomes of the local population.
The workshop participants received training in institutional management (i.e. accounting, human resource management and team building), business management (including marketing) and quality management. The participants also received training in the basic principles of KTH, specifically the administration of forest farmer groups and the development of group work plans. In addition, the participants received input regarding the rights and duties of KTH, including the necessary application steps for projects, as well as various possible courses of action relating to business development.
Mr Arifin from KTH Mappaenre Dalle stated during the meeting that, ‘During this training session, I learned a lot about the development of farmers groups and the marketing of products. I hope that we get to enjoy more practice during future training sessions’.