A delegation of the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) visited Kapuas Hulu on April 1st to 2nd. The delegation led by Mr. Thierry Kuehn of BMZ was warmly welcomed by the Head of Kapuas Hulu district, A.M. Nasir. Objective of the visit was to observe the implementation of the Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) in Kapuas Hulu, and to strengthen the cooperation with the local government.
During his speech, the Regent of Kapuas Hulu, expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the ongoing program through FORCLIME. "As the program provides responsiveness to the local people surrounding forests, we appreciate it and will continue our support," he said. In addition, he also presented the potential of Kapuas Hulu and the ongoing development in the forest sector and beyond.
FORCLIME has implemented field activities in Kapuas Hulu, including support to the Forest Management Unit (FMU) development, investments for alternative livelihood development given directly to the communities, village participative mapping, conflicts mediation, development of Village Forest, introduction of the agroforestry system and enhancing capacities of communities to manage natural resources sustainably.
For further information, please contact:
Klothilde Sikun, District Coordinator of FORCLIME TC in Kapuas Hulu
Ali Mustofa, Adviser for Community Based Forest Management