FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
Following up on the results of a previous meeting on the joint work plan for 2022, FORCLIME recently held a meeting with the Gender Sub-WG from the Directorate-General of Human Resources Extension and Development (Badan Penyuluhan dan Pengembangan Sumber Daya Manusia - BP2SDM) in order to discuss the implementation of two joint activities, specifically the development of a pocketbook for gender-responsive forestry extension workers and storytelling on gender mainstreaming in practice. The meeting was held online on 22 July 2022 and was attended by 25 participants from various BP2SDM working units. The meeting was opened by the Head of the Programme, Evaluation, Legal and Technical Cooperation Section at the BP2SDM Secretariat, Mr. Gun Gun Hidayat, Ph.D., and continued with an address given by the Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development at FORCLIME, Mr. Edy Marbyanto.
During the discussion, a person in charge was designated for the development of the new pocketbook, as was a timeline for the book‘s implementation and an overview of the book’s content, which will include an extension strategy and the role of extension workers in achieving FOLU Net Sink 2030 based on gender mainstreaming. The writing process for the pocketbook will be led by the BP2SDM Extension Center (Pusat Penyuluhan). Meanwhile, the plan is to leave the development of storytelling books open to all employees of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry through the use of the call-for-writing method. In this regard, any participants who submit draft writing will be provided with training prior to the submission of their full articles.
As a follow-up to the institutional strengthening of Social Forestry Groups (KPS) through the Doda Village Forest Management Institution (LPHD), the Central Sulawesi Provincial Forestry Service through the technical implementation unit of the Kulawi Forest Management Unit (KPH), in conjunction with FORCLIME, held a meeting on 21 July 2022 in the village of Doda in Sigi Regency, Central Sulawesi. The meeting, which was opened by the Village Head of Doda, Erik, aimed to strengthen the Village Forest Management Institution (LPHD) through the establishment of the Social Forestry Business Group (KUPS), which was later named Sintuwu Singgani, which means, “United together”. This name has been chosen in the hope that the new KUPS will become a common force in terms of maximizing the welfare of the inhabitants of Doda. Furthermore, KUPS Sintuwu Singgani is set to manage the candlenut seed processing business. As a first step, KPH Kulawi will provide a candlenut crusher which is currently being stored at the KPH Kulawi office ready for mobilization by the KUPS Secretariat in the village of Doda, Kinovaro District, Sigi Regency.
In the wake of the meeting, the Doda Village LPHD, facilitated by FORCLIME, will draw up a Decree of the Head of KPH Kulawi that addresses the Establishment of the Sintuwu Singgani Social Forestry Business Group, as stipulated under Regulation of the Minister of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia Number 9 of 2021 on Social Forestry Management. Furthermore, KUPS Sintuwu Singgani will hold regular meetings as a means of communication and coordination regarding the management of the institution.
For more information, please contact:
Muhammad Yusuf, Junior Advisor for Social Forestry and Sustainable Forest Management
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity Focal Point for KFW Forest Program 3 and Provincial Coordinator for Central Sulawesi
FORCLIME, working in conjunction with the West Papua Forestry Service, held a recent dissemination session on the social forestry and FORCLIME programme in the supported villages of Wendi and Haha, which are located in South Sorong Regency, West Papua, from 27 – 29 July 2022. The event was held in line with the principles of Free, Prior Informed Consent (FPIC).
The meeting, which was opened by the Head of Forest Development and Social Forestry for the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service, Mr. Yunus W. Krey, S.Hut., M.Sc., was attended by government representatives from the Sawiat and Seremuk sub-districts, as well as representatives from the villages of Wendi and Haha, Forest Farmers Groups (KTH) from the village of Wendi (KTH Wendi 1, KTH Wendi 2, KTH Lembah Hijau) and KTH from the village of Haha (KTH Imian, KTH Sesna, KTH Nagi).
The forest farmer groups in the two supported villages have already secured a Village Forest scheme permit, meaning that they are now allowed to seek support from other parties, in this case, FORCLIME. Through this event, farmers’ group members learned that the assistance that will be provided will not take the form of material or financial support. Instead, FORCLIME will provide support in the form of training aimed at increasing the capacities of forest farmers’ groups and developing their business potentials, including in relation to the production of non-timber forest products.
“We, the Wendi Village government, are extremely grateful to the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service. There is a lot of potential here, but our human resources capacity remains limited. The hope then is that the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service and FORCLIME will be able to provide assistance,” explained the Secretary of Wendi Village, Mr. Yeremias Krimadi.
As a follow-up to this activity, farmers’ groups within the villages of Wendi and Haha, assisted by the village facilitator, drew up a number of more detailed work plans. This village facilitator has received training in the implementation of activities in the supported villages.
For more information, please contact:
Melanesia Brigite Boseren, Junior Advisor for Rural Livelihood, Forest Management and Conservation
Nita Yohana, Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for West Papua Province
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces