Enhancing capacity of local forestry staff in undertaking forest inventory
Aiming to support the development of forest planning training, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) through the Directorate of Inventory and Monitoring of Forest Resources (IPSDH) in collaboration with the Environmental and Forestry Education and Training Center (BD LHK) Samarinda and FORCLIME conducted a training on Forest Inventory on 4-8 November 2019 in Samarinda, East Kalimantan. Through this training the knowledge and skills of the participants in designing and carrying out forest inventory activities will increased. The training was attended by 20 participants representing Lecturers (widyaiswara) of BD LHK Samarinda, BD LHK Makassar, BD LHK Bogor; the planning staff of the Forest Management Units (KPH) of Nunukan, Tana Tidung and Berau Barat; the MoEF’s technical unit in Samarinda (BPKH Unit IV and the Samboja Natural Resource and Conservation Technology R&D Center), and Manager of the Loa Haur Special Purpose Forest (KHDTK).
As part of the training, participants also conducted fieldwork in two forest inventory plots in the KHDTK Loa Haur. The results are then analysed to calculate the estimated potency of the stands. The analized data will be used for preparing of the Long-Term Management Plan of the KHDTK Loa Haur.
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Created: Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic are manager for human capacity development
Hanifah Kusumaningtyas, the lead trainer from IPSDH
FORCLIME Facilitating Community of Tepian Buah Village in Berau District to conduct a Study Tour of Nature Tourism and Environmental Services at Forest Management Unit (FMU) Yogyakarta
As a continuation of FORCLIME's support for the Tepian Buah Village Forestry Partnership in the Management of Nature Tourism and Environmental Services of Tembalang Waterfall after obtaining a legal basis, FORCLIME conducted a study tour for Community of Tepian Buah to several location of Social Forestry in the FMU Yogyakarta, which also developed ecotourism and environmental services such as the Tourism area Kalibiru (Kulon Progo), Mangunan Tourism area (Bantul) and Puthuk Setumbu Tourism Area (Magelang). The visit was held on 29 October - 1 November 2019. During the visit, participants received information about: history and development of forest management challenges faced (including area management, institutional and human resource management as well as business management); creating an opportunity for the surrounding community (in generating income); benefits for managers and surrounding communities, etc.
This visit aims to increase the capacity of nature tourism management and environmental services Tembalang Waterfall Kampung Tepian Buah-Berau Regency. A total of 12 people, representing the West Berau KPH, GIZ-FORCLIME, the Tepian Buah Village Government, Pokdarwis Allo Malau (Berau District Tepian Buah community) attended this visit.
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Created: Friday, 08 November 2019
Suprianto, Technical Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management, District Coordinator Berau
Arif Data Kusuma, Provincial Coordinator Kalimantan Timur
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic Area Manager, FMU Development
Indonesia - U.S. Knowledge Exchange on Conflict Resolution within the Sector of Natural Resource Management
A delegation of 13 government and civil society representatives participated in a study tour to Arizona, United States of America during 16 – 25 October, 2019 to increase their understanding of conflict resolution approaches and techniques in the natural resources management (NRM) sector, supported by the GIZ project SASCI (Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains in Indonesia). The participants were from the government of Kapuas Hulu district in West Kalimantan, the government of North Kalimantan Province, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and the NGO ‘Working Group on Tenure’.
The study tour visited various government agencies of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the US Forest Service, and the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution of the University of Arizona and exchanged experiences and knowledge with experienced mediators and conflict resolution facilitators in the field. Various case studies were analyzed to understand the different forms of collaborative initiatives used for multi-stakeholder conflict resolution in the NRM sector, with stakeholders such as representatives of national park management, national forest management, indigenous groups, civil society, businesses and government agencies. The participants analyzed the lessons learned and identified follow-up activities to be implemented in Indonesia at district, province and national level.
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Created: Friday, 01 November 2019
Johanna Riedmann, Adviser for Conflict Resolution, FORCLIME
Per Rasmussen, Principal Adviser, Sustainable Agriculture Supply Chains (SASCI)