The East Kalimantan government discuss on utilizing rehabilitation fund for the FMU’s activities
Aiming to achieve independent forest management unit (KPH Mandiri), the East Kalimantan Forestry Service conducted a focus group discussion on utilizing the rehabilitation fund (Dana Bagi Hasil Dana Reboisasi – DBH DR) on 5 – 7 March 2020 in Balikpapan. As regulated on the Law No. 12/2018 about the state budget 2019, forest management units now can obtain the rehabilitation fund to support their activities. Over 100 persons participated on the event. They represented the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the East Kalimantan government agencies (Bappeda, Regional Financial and Asset Management - BPKAD); Forest Management Units in East Kalimantan; as well as the Forestry Services of West, North and Central Kalimantan.
The event divided into three days, on day one, involving all FMUs discussing the potential commodities and business activities in each FMU that can be supported by the rehabilitation fund. During the second day, the discussion involved the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Finance as well as the Ministry of Home Affairs, which focused on how the forest management unit should accelerate the spending of DBH DR through establishing and operating the FMU’s business. On last day, each FMU shared its business plan that will be submitted to get support from the DBH DR fund. Additionally, they agreed on timeline for developing business plan in each FMU.
During the session, the Head of Forestry Service of East Kalimantan Province shared the discussion session to the chat group, which the Minister for Environment and Forestry is one of the members. The Minister, Siti Nurbaya, replied: “It is a good programme, other regions should also have initiatives such as East Kalimantan province”.
Following up the workshop, the FMUs will prepare a proposal of business and activities to get funding support from the rehabilitation fund (DBH-DR).
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Created: Friday, 13 March 2020
Arif Data Kusuma, Coordinator East Kalimantan Province
Delegation of the German Embassy to Indonesia visited FORCLIME’s site in Berau District, East Kalimantan
Aiming to witnessing the progress of the German-Indonesian bilateral programme, Forests and Climate Change Program (FORCLIME), the Deputy Ambassador of the Germany to Indonesia, Mr. Hendrik Barkeling, visited FORCLIME’s implementation sites in Berau district, East Kalimantan on 17 -19 February 2020. He was accompanied by the Development Cooperation Counselor of the German Embassy for Indonesia, Mr. David Tantow, and the Director of GIZ Indonesia, Mr. Martin Hansen.
During the visit to Berau District, Mr. Hendrik Barkeling was welcomed by the Deputy Regent of Berau, Mr. Agus Tamtomo, and some heads of regional government agencies.
As one point in their visit’s agenda, the delegation went to Tepian Buah village to see the waterfall ecotourism village development. This site is jointly managed by the Tepian Buah village community, a private company and the Forest Management Unit (KPH) Berau Barat and an example for an ecotourism site managed under the Partnership scheme of the Social Forestry programme.
FORCLIME supported the community of Tepian Buah Village starting with the preparation and development of the partnership paper until the Minister's Decree was issued (No. SK.8868/MENLHK-PSKL/PKPS/PSL.0/12/2018). The partnership aims to improve the income of the Tepian Buah community by managing the Tembalang waterfall as tourism spot, located inside the forest concession area.
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Created: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Suprianto, Technical Adviser for sustainable forest management and District Coordinator Berau
Arif Data Kusuma, Province Coordinator East Kalimantan
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic area manager for forest management unit development
The Center of Environment and Forestry Education and Training prepares a training curriculum on agroforestry for the FMU and communities
The Center for Environmental and Forestry Education Training (Pusdiklat SDM LHK) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, supported by FORCLIME, conducted a workshop to discuss a draft for an agroforestry training curriculum for the Forest Management Unit (KPH) staff and the communities on February 6, 2020 at Pusdiklat SDM LHK in Bogor. The workshop aims to collect input to improve the draft of the agroforestry training curriculum that has been prepared by FORCLIME. The improvement incorporates agroforestry experience gathered during field work into the current agroforestry training curricula. The workshop was participated by 26 structural officials and lecturers of the Training Center, Forest Investment Program (FIP II) and FORCLIME. During the workshop it was agreed that the prepared curriculum has to be practice-oriented and will be delivered using a blended-learning approach for more efficient implementation.
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Created: Monday, 17 February 2020
Wira Nastainul Hakim, Junior Adviser for Human Capacity Development
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic area manager for Human Capacity Development
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic area manager for Forest Management Unit (KPH) development