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FORCLIME supports FMU Kulawi effort to strengthen Village Forest Management Institutions in Doda and Rogo villages, Central Sulawesi

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There are many challenges associated with implementing social forestry schemes out in the field, including in the Forest Management Unit (KPH) of Kulawi, which is located in Central Sulawesi. The village of Doda, which is one of the villages being assisted by KPH Kulawi, already has Village Forest Management Rights (Hak Pengelolaan Hutan Desa/HPHD), as issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. However, until now, the management of the village forest here has not been operational. In order to correct this, FORCLIME held a coordination meeting with KPH Kulawi to discuss collaborative plans aimed at strengthening the Village Forest Management Institution (Lembaga Pengelola Hutan Desa/LPHD) and developing a forest management and operationalization plan for the Doda Village Forest. Initial discussions of these plans were held on 28 June 2022 at the KPH Kulawi Office.

In order to follow up on these previous discussions, the FORCLIME team and the forestry extension staff of KPH Kulawi visited the village of Doda in order to identify potentials, opportunities and obstacles to implementing social forestry at the site level, and also to identify local champions or local community leaders who will later be invited to participate in the strengthening of the LPHD.

On 11 July 2022, FORCLIME held another coordination meeting with KPH Kulawi in order to discuss the results of the field visit and plans for the strengthening of the LPHD in the village of Doda. During the meeting, it was agreed that FORCLIME would also support the strengthening of the LPHD in the village of Rogo, which is also a target village of KPH Kulawi.

Mr. Dodi, S.Hut., M.Si., the Head of the KSDAE Protection and Community Empowerment Section at KPH Kulawi, affirmed that the main obstacle to developing an adequate village forest management regime within the villages of Doda and Rogo was limited resources, meaning that cooperation with other parties is badly needed. “GIZ has often partnered with the Central Sulawesi Provincial Forestry Service. Therefore, we hope that KPH Kulawi will also be able to engage in collaborative activities with GIZ at the site level,” Mr. Dodi explained.

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 the KFW Forest Program 3 and Provincial Coordinator for Central Sulawesi

Created: Thursday, 14 July 2022

Disseminating information on the empowerment programme to the Forest Farmer Groups of Emaus and Bikar villages in West Papua

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In order to continue with the dissemination of information on community empowerment plans for the social forestry programme within the West Papuan villages of Emaus and Bikar, the FORCLIME team, together with representatives from the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service and KPHP IV Tambrauw, visited the two villages in question on 15 – 20 June 2022. The visit aimed to publicize information regarding the programme plan that will be jointly implemented by FORCLIME, the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service and KPHP IV Tambrauw within both villages. The visit also sought to seek approval from the holders of customary rights, village heads, customary groups, religious leaders, youth leaders, women leaders and members of the Forest Farmers Group (KTH) as regards the implementation of the programme.

The meeting was opened by Mr. Yunus W. Krey, S.Hut, M.Si as Head of the Division for Forest Development and Social Forestry at the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service, who then went on to socialize the social forestry scheme. Mr. Yunus explained that social forestry comprised a scheme through which communities are able to manage forests sustainably in order to fulfill their daily needs. Furthermore, KTH have already been established in two villages, namely KTH Syudouw in Bikar and KTH Sunju in Emmaus. However, social forestry area managers have not yet been registered on the Indicative Map of Social Forestry Areas (PIAPS).

Nita Yohana from FORCLIME, in her role as Coordinator for West Papua Province, outlined the various activities that are set to be implemented in the hope of increasing the forest management capacities of the KTH through the social forestry programmes. The district and village heads, the Head of the Abun Tribe Customary Community Institution and various customary Leaders also offered a few words affirming their support for this valuable programme.

As a follow-up, village facilitators will develop a group work plan with KTH members and initiate the implementation of the programme.

“I am thankful for this programme and I hope that we follow up on it together. The facilitators will be coordinating with the group every day”, explained Mr. Wehelmus Yesnath, the Head of Kampung Bikar.

For more information, please contact:
Melanesia Brigite Boseren, Junior Advisor 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: Thursday, 14 July 2022

Coordination with the West Papua Natural Resources Conservation Center for the implementation of the 2022 programme

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The West Papua Natural Resources Conservation Center and FORCLIME drew up a joint work plan for 2022 towards the end of the final quarter of last year. In order to coordinate in relation to the implementation of the activities set out under the 2022 annual work plan, a meeting was held at the office of the West Papua Natural Resources Conservation Center (BBKSDA) on 14 June 2022. The meeting, chaired by Mr. Budi Mulyanto, S.Pd., M.Sc., acting Head of the West Papua BBKSDA, aimed to set priorities for the implementation of various joint activities.

During the meeting, the BBKSDA proposed the following priorities in terms of the implementation of activities:
1. Support for the preparation of the West Papua Conservation Area book.
2. Support for the monitoring and inventory taking of priority animals within the Bariat Nature Park in South Sorong.

The proposed activities comprise:

  • Training of West Papua BBKSDA staff on mammal survey methods, especially the Irian porcupine (Echidna/Zaglossus bruijnii). This mammal, which is known as the long-snout porcupine or the Irian porcupine, is very rare. The conservation status of this animal is categorized as critically endangered and is listed under Appendix 1 of the IUCN.
  • Secondary and primary data collection on the Irian porcupine.

3. Support for inventory activities and identification of potential carbon stocks in the forests of the North Tambrauw Nature Reserve.

Required support includes:

  • Capacity building for West Papua BBKSDA staff in relation to carbon assessments.
  • Ground checking for carbon data collection.

4. Support for conservation area management, specifically monitoring activities that are undertaken through the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT) approach. Said support for this year will be implemented in October 2022. Therefore, the West Papua BBKSDA hopes that before October 2022, a program of METT Facilitator Capacity Building training can be completed.

As a follow-up to this coordination meeting, terms of reference have been prepared for each activity in order to estimate a schedule for the implementation of activities in addition to the relevant budget estimates.

For more information, please contact:
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

Created: Thursday, 14 July 2022

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