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Change Management and Leadership training for foresters in Papua and West Papua

2022 09 02 Change Management and Leadership Training Papua Province danan 4

With the purpose of strengthening the capacities of structural officials working for forestry agencies in Tanah Papua, FORCLIME held a series of Change Management and Leadership training sessions for officials in Forest Management Units (KPH), Forestry Service Branches (CDK) and Technical Implementing Units (UPT) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Papua and West Papua Provinces. The training sessions were intended to prepare structural officials in these agencies with knowledge and skills relating to leadership and the management of change so that they will subsequently be able to carry out their duties properly. These training sessions were facilitated by MDF Pacific Indonesia, an institution with experience in providing consulting, facilitation, evaluation, business development and partnership services worldwide.

The training sessions were carried out as a collaboration between FORCLIME and the Forestry and Environmental Service of Papua Province and the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service and were organized in two batches within each province. In Papua Province, the first batch was held in Jayapura from 29 August to 2 September 2022, while the second batch was held from 5 - 9 September 2022. Meanwhile, in West Papua Province the first batch was held from 12 - 16 September 2022 and the second batch was held from 19 - 23 September 2022 in Sorong. The number of participants in each batch ranged from 20 - 22 persons.

Each batch of the Change Management and Leadership training sessions lasted for five days per batch, while the training materials that were used were based on the objectives and competencies that were to be achieved, including:
1. Organizational leadership and competence of leaders/managers.
2. Self-knowledge and interaction at work.
3. Managing teams and decision-making.
4. Facing new challenges and cycles of change.
5. Managing changes.

“I am very happy with the training. It was not like any other training session that I have ever attended and has been very useful for us as leaders and future leaders. The lessons learned during the training can be applied within both working environments and through the fostering of forest farmer groups in an effort to improve existing products within the area and work units,” explained Debora Ludia Sawen, S.Hut., M.Si., Head of the Forest Planning and Utilization Section, who is also acting as the Head of KPHP Unit XXI Lintas Sarmi Mamberamo, Papua Province.

The Head of the South Sorong Forestry Service Branch for West Papua, Donny Natalion Bosawer S.Hut., M.Sc., offered his impressions of the training during the closing session: “This training has been both interesting and fun. Indeed, I believe that the sessions have succeeded in encouraging us to be leaders of change and to also change ourselves. Change must start with the individual and I will not be able to lead change if I myself cannot set an example for my subordinates and others.”

FORCLIME conducted this training aiming to prepare foresters to become future leaders Tanah Papua.

For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development
Nita Yohana, Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for West Papua Province

Created: Monday, 19 September 2022

Papuan Forest Farmers Group and Honeybee Farmers Group from Yeh Sumbul Village, Bali exchange honey production knowledge

2022 09 04 KTH Papua kunjungi petani madu di Jembrana Bali tr 4

The Wasur National Park and FORCLIME facilitated a forest farmers group from the village of Yanggadur, Merauke in an exchange of knowledge with village administrators and the Buana Sari honeybee farmers group from the village of Yeh Sumbul in Jembrana Regency, Bali. The Forest Farmers Group (KTH) from Yanggadur is one of the KTH that is currently being assisted by FORCLIME and Wasur National Park, which operates a bee cultivation business. The visit, which took place on 4 September 2022, was also attended by forest farmer groups from the villages of Tablasupa, Dosai, Maribu, Pasir 6 and Wasur. The group was well received by the village head Yeh Sumbul, Mr. I Putu Gede Diantariksa, S.T. and the event was also attended by the Head of the Jembrana Regency Investment, One-Stop Integrated Service and Manpower Service, Mr. Made Gede Budhiarta, SSTP, M.S., as well as a by facilitator from the Jembrana Regency Agriculture and Food Service.

The Buana Sari group has 34 members who are engaged in the farming of the Apis mellifera and Trigona bee species. Apis mellifera bees are capable of producing large amounts of honey and are also easier to breed. The group produces a number of varieties of honey, including royal jelly and bee pollen. In addition, the group also sells colonies of honey bees. During the meeting, a member of the Bali Branch of the Indonesian Entrepreneurs Association, I Made Dwi Suwardi, offered an explanation of the honeybee cultivation business that included the marketing of products. One interesting fact about this group is its innovative production of a so-called super queen bee. Through the use of easily available and inexpensive materials, the group has conducted several trials aimed at the ultimate production of said super queen bee. After receiving an explanation of how to produce super queen honeybees, the participants visited a marketing gallery that displayed the Buana Sari Group’s products.

"Witnessing what the Buana Sari Group has done, I am motivated to develop and improve our production of Trigona honey, including the production of honey from the Apis melifera bee, which can hopefully be realized in the future," explained Mrs. Rosalina Pinto Ndimar (a representative from the Empi Wai Tetepu group from the village of Yanggandur).

For more information, please contact:
Theodora F. Resubun, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua Province
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces

Created: Monday, 19 September 2022

Papuan Forest Farmers Groups and Blimbingsari Tourism Village Community, Bali Engage in Exchange of Ecotourism Management Knowledge

2022 09 03 KTH Papua studi visit ke Bali tr 5

In an effort to share experiences and to also motivate Forest Farmers Groups (KTH) operating within Papua in terms of their efforts to develop ecotourism, the Papua Natural Resources Conservation Center (BBKSDA) and the Wasur National Park, working in conjunction with FORCLIME, recently arranged a visit for KTH from the villages of Tablasupa, Dosai, Maribu, Pasir 6, Yanggandur and Wasur to the Blimbingsari Tourism Village in Jembrana Regency, Bali. The visit, which took place on September 3, 2022, was one of the events associated with the exhibition that was recently organized in order to celebrate National Nature Conservation Day, which was this year held in the West Bali National Park.

During the study visit, participants were accompanied by Mr. Nana Rukmana, a village facilitator from the National Park of Bali Barat. The group was also warmly received by Mr. I Made John Ronny, the Perbekel (the local name for village head) of Blimbingsari at the Blimbingsari Village Office.

Blimbingsari Village is a tourism village organized through community-based management. No hotels or restaurants may operate in this village. Instead, all tourism-related services, including guesthouses and meals, are provided by the local village community. With assistance from the Bali Barat National Park, Blimbingsari Village has become a popular place for the breeding of Bali starlings (Leucopsar rothschildi). These Bali starlings are bred from captivity but are ultimately returned to nature and this is one of the activities that attract visitors to the village. In addition, Blimbingsari Tourism Village offers cross-country tour packages that allow visitors to enjoy the natural beauty and cultural uniqueness of the area while observing Bali starlings. This popular tourist village also offers a camping ground that can be rented by visitors.

Blimbingsari is also known for its spiritual element and Balinese traditions are here acculturated into the lives of the villagers, who primarily adhere to the Christian faith. This aspect of the village has also become a tourist attraction and the iconic village church building features elements of Balinese architecture. Moreover, the rituals and methods of worship here reflect Balinese traditions, including the use of the traditional Balinese gamelan in order to provide a musical accompaniment during the services that are held in the church.

During the meeting, Mr. Made explained that the development of tourism in this village was being fully supported and assisted by both the village government and Village-Owned Enterprises (BUMDes).

The villagers here are also highly skilled in the area of waste management. Indeed, as one enters the gateway to the village, one is immediately struck by how neat and clean it all looks. Waste is separated by every household and also sold through the local waste bank. Public awareness of the importance of sanitation is taught in the schools here, while religious leaders also play a role in relation to this issue through sermons that they deliver in the church.

During the study visit, KTH Papua discussed the village with the Head of Blimbingsari, who explained how the visitors could manage such a group, the support of the village for the group and the booking system for tour packages. One of the most interesting lessons learned during the visit was the sharing of results among the community, as well as the fact that retribution for the Bali Barat National Park and BUMDes is arranged through an application. This means that when tickets are ordered by guests, the relevant retribution is directly and transparently distributed to each of the parties concerned.

“I am very happy to have been involved in this activity and it has inspired and motivated me to develop ecotourism in Tablasupa. The village of Tablasupa has potential similar to that of the village that I visited in Bali, however, the management and awareness of the group in Tablasupa still need to be improved. Hopefully, with assistance from BBKSDA and FORCLIME, the ecotourism that is being developed in Tablasupa can improve in the future,” explained Orpa Kisiwaytouw from the Tablasupa Nature Lovers Group.

For more information, please contact:
Theodora F. Resubun, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua Province
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces

Created: Friday, 16 September 2022

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