FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
As a follow-up to the selection of FORCLIME-supported villages in Tambrauw, West Papua, the FORCLIME team, working in conjunction with the staff of the Tambrauw Production Forest Management Unit (KPHP), visited the villages of Emaus and Bikar between 17 - 20 March 2022. This activity was initiated as part of efforts to inform the local communities of activities planned by the West Papua Forestry Service and KPHP Tambrauw in conjunction with FORCLIME in order to support the implementation of the social forestry programme across the two villages.
The delegation was welcomed by the local communities of the two villages and the event was also attended by the local village heads. The Head of KPHP Tambrauw and the FORCLIME team then proceeded to present the planned empowerment activities, including support for area management, institutional strengthening and capacity strengthening for Forest Farmers Groups. The FORCLIME team also outlined the Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) process that will be implemented prior to the execution of a series of assistance programmes in order to gain the consent of the local communities.
The local communities of the villages of Bikar and Emaus verbally conveyed their acceptance and revealed a high level of enthusiasm for the joint activities.
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
In order to ensure safe and plannable navigation of the Tabo-Tabo Education Forest, the Environment and Forestry Training Center in Makassar (BDLHK Makassar) and the forest farmer group (KTH) Deswita’s youth ecotourism group in Tabo-Tabo, are in the process of developing a digital map that will help visitors to safely navigate the Tabo-tabo Education Forest, even if they do not have any phone signal. This initiative is expected to stimulate the development of tourism activities in the area.
FORCLIME is supporting the development of this digital map, specifically through surveys and the location of points of interest, tracking roads and rescue points. The data and pictures that are collected will ultimately be integrated into the digital map and marked with relevant icons so that visitors will know what they are likely to encounter at each location. Furthermore, FORCLIME is also training KTH Deswita members to create such points of interest through the Avenza Maps application. This activity has been ongoing since January 2022 and should be finalized by June 2022.
In order to support the Center of Environment and Forestry Education and Training (CEFET) in the development of the interactive eLearning module, FORCLIME has hired two interns that have been tasked with converting a conventional module into e-book format. The two interns from IPB University first joined FORCLIME back in November 2021. After a consultation process with CEFET, it was agreed that a training module on Ecotourism Interpretation would be converted by the interns.
The interns successfully completed the task of converting the entire Ecotourism Interpretation module, which comprises four chapters, at the start of March 2022. Subsequently, in March 2022, a series of meetings were held with Widyaiswara (a CEFET lecturer) in order to refine the draft eLearning module. Improvements were also developed through a process of intensive consultation with the original author of the module.
The eLearning module on Ecotourism Interpretation was ultimately finalized at the end of March 2022 and uploaded to the Learning Management System server owned by CEFET. The plan is for the module to be used as a set of teaching materials during a blended learning programme (a combination of online and offline training) that is set to be held by CEFET in May 2022.