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Field visits undertaken to prospective pilot village in the Tambrauw area, West Papua

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In line with FORCLIME's mandate to support social forestry within Tanah Papua, FORCLIME has initiated activity aimed at identifying potential pilot villages through the Production Forest Management Unit (KPHP) at Tambrauw. Based on discussions with the Forestry Service of West Papua Province and KPHP Tambrauw, three recommendations for prospective joint pilot villages were tabled, namely Orwen Village in Distrik Kwoor, Emmaus Village in Distrik Sausapor and Bikar Village in Distrik Bikar. The FORCLIME team, working in conjunction with representatives from KPHP Tambrauw, conducted visits to these villages in order to gather information on their geophysical conditions, community institutions, potential Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) and potential for assistance, as well as the locations of and access to the three villages. The field visits were held from 13 - 15 October 2021.

During the visits, the FORCLIME and KPHP Tambrauw teams met and interacted with local communities, which welcomed the team with open arms. Members of the Abun tribe live in the three villages and already have a recognized customary institution, namely the Abun Tribe Traditional Community Institution (Lembaga Masyarakat Adat Suku Abun - LEMASA). In general, the potential NTFPs that the three villages produce comprise lawang trees, candlenut, rattan, orchids, deer, agarwood and masoi. These NTFPs are managed by the community on a collective basis by approximately 12 - 27 persons and the management of the NTFPs is carried out in line with the customary rights of each clan. Various local wisdom relates to the management of NTFPs, particularly in relation to lawang oil, the managers of which must not have any bad intentions and must not have had any contact with women. In addition, hunting activity must be undertaken through the use of traditional tools. There is also a sacred forest here, specifically a forest that can only be accessed by clans who possess customary land rights. Moreover, the forest products that are produced within this forest can only be utilized by certain persons.

In the wake of these visits, the FORCLIME team and KPHP Tambrauw will consult with the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service in order to determine a target village and to coordinate regarding potential within in the village. The team is also planning to hold a number of events in order to disseminate information and will request permission from LEMASA prior to undertaking any such activities.

For more information, please contact:
Nita Yohana, Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for West Papua Province
Melanesia Brigite Boseren, Junior Adviser for Rural Livelihood, Forest Management and Conservation
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces

Created: Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Synchronization of work plan with KPHP Tambrauw

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With the goal of synergizing the implementation of their 2021 programmes, FORCLIME and the Production Forest Management Unit (KPHP) at Tambrauw held a meeting on Tuesday, 12 October 2021 at the KPHP Tambrauw Office, Sausapor, West Papua. The meeting was opened by the Head of KPHP Tambrauw, Petrus Freddy Tawer. During the meeting, the discussions tackled the potential for a synchronised work plan between FORCLIME and KPHP Tambrauw, including the preparation of a Long-Term Forest Management Plan (RPHJP) and capacity development in relation to KPHP Tambrauw’s human resources.

In addition, the discussions also addressed preparations for a field visit to potential FORCLIME and KPHP Tambrauw joint pilot villages. Three potential villages have been proposed, specifically Orwem Village in Distrik Kwoor, Emmaus Village in Distrik Sausapor and Bikar Village in Distrik Bikar. The field visits commenced the following day and ran from 13 - 15 October 2021. These visits were undertaken by representatives of both FORCLIME and KPHP Tambrauw.

The Head of KPHP Tambrauw expressed his appreciation for FORCLIME’s visit to Tambrauw and its efforts to synchronize its work plan and identify pilot villages on a joint basis. ‘The management and development of KPHP requires support from various parties and we are grateful for the cooperation with FORCLIME. As a local resident of Tambrauw, I hope that the huge potential for Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in Tambrauw can be managed in synergy with the Forestry Service, KPHP and the community’, explained Mr. Petrus Freddy Tawer, Head of KPHP Tambrauw.

For more information, please contact:
Nita Yohana, Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for West Papua Province
Melanesia Brigite Boseren, Junior Adviser for Rural Livelihood, Forest Management and Conservation
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces

Created: Tuesday, 26 October 2021

FORCLIME facilitates FPIC training in Tanah Papua

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Prior to engaging in any development activities at the site level, it is necessary to secure the consent of local communities as the parties that will be potentially affected the most by said development. It is thus vital to gain an understanding of how to seek the consent of local communities in accordance with adequate procedures, ethics and processes so that potential conflicts can be minimized. To that end, FORCLIME facilitated the participation of representatives of the government, NGOs and academics working within the provinces of Papua and West Papua in three training sessions that addressed the issue of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and that were organized by the Earthworm Foundation in conjunction with its business division, Lemungsure.

The FPIC training sessions were held online on 20 September, 28 September and 5 October, 2021. In total, 20 participants were facilitated by FORCLIME and ultimately took part in the training sessions. These participants were drawn from the forestry services of Papua and West Papua provinces, the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BBKSDA) of Papua and West Papua, the Wasur National Park, the Tambrauw Forest Management Unit (KPHP), KPHP Sorong Selatan, the University of Papua, Cenderawasih University, Ottow Geissler Papua University, PERDU Manokwari (a local NGO) and FORCLIME. During the sessions, participants received training in various essential issues that require consideration prior to the initiation of any development activities that directly relate to the management of natural resources and traditional communities, including:
1. Definitions, principles and stages of FPIC;
2. Implementation of FPIC stages;
3. Mitigation of conflicts of interest that involve the relevant parties; and
4. Strategies and tactics for gaining the consent of communities.

During the training sessions, each participant offered up a case study based on their real work in the field. At the end of the training sessions, the participants were evaluated in order to gauge whether their understanding of FPIC processes had increased. Based on the results of these evaluations, it was found that 62.5% of the participants strongly agreed while 37.5% of the participants agreed that they had increased their FPIC knowledge. Meanwhile, none of the participants claimed that they had not benefitted from any increase in their knowledge.

Among the participants was Reynold Kesaulija, M.Sc., Head of the South Sorong KPHP, who stated that, “The most important thing I learned during these FPIC training sessions related to the approval process for traditional communities that should be conducted prior to the initiation of any developments relating to the management of natural resources".

For more information, please contact:
Melanesia Brigite Boseren, Junior Adviser for Rural Livelihood, Forest Management and Conservation
Ruben Yogi, Junior Adviser for GIS and Forest Mapping
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces

Created: Monday, 25 October 2021

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