FORCLIME supports the information distribution for KPH development in KPH Coordination Meeting 2019
Ministry of Environment and Forestry held a national coordination meeting for KPH on 24-25 July in Yogyakarta with theme of “Synergizing the Central and Regional Policy to Promote KPH Development’. Alongside with the Head of KPHs, the participants of this meeting are Head of Forestry Service, Head of Provincial Planning Agency, Ministry officials, KPH-supporting international institutions (GIZ, World Bank). During the opening of the meeting, the representatives of Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucracy Reform addressed keynote speech and an opening remarks by Minister of Environment and Forestry was delivered by the Secretary General of Ministry of Environment and Forestry. He addressed that the national coordination meeting is considered urgent and relevant in formulating the policy to accelerate the development and operationalization of KPH.
Photography and booth exhibition also took part in the National Coordination Meeting, and FORCLIME supported Directorate of Plan, Use, and Establishment of Forest Management Area to showcase the data and information management of KPH through Sistem Informasi dan Dokumentasi (Sinpasdok). In addition, FORCLIME exhibited the activities carried out in KPH Kubu Raya related to the integrated fire management in KPH – aside from the activities conducted in the 3 site projects in Malinau (North Kalimantan), Berau (East Kalimantan), and Kapuas Hulu (West Kalimantan).
In this occasion, Ministry of Environment and Forestry awarded the Provincial governments that have been showing their active support for KPH development, namely: Yogyakarta, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Sulawesi Selatan, Lampung, Kalimantan Barat, Sulawesi Tengah; and KPHs for their great development, namely: KPH Yogyakarta, KPH Lakitan Bukit Cogong (Sumatera Selatan), KPH Batu Lampeh (Nusa Tenggara Barat), KPH Kayu Tangi (Kalimantan Selatan). Special awards were also given to the female Head of KPHs dubbed as the Heroine of KPH Development, namely: Kepala KPH Kerinci (Jambi), Kepala KPH Wilayah XII Benakat (Sumatera Selatan), Kepala KPH Wilayah VI Gorontalo, Kepala KPH Unit II Sorong (Papua Barat).
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Created: Friday, 26 July 2019
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic Area Manager, Forest Policy and Climate Change
Sekar A. Woro Yunita, Sekar A. Woro Yunita, Junior Advisor, Forest Policy
Identifying competency requirements related to anti-corruption for Forest Management Units (KPH)
Two GIZ implemented programmes, the Forests and Climate Change Program (FORCLIME) and program on Assistance in Preventing and Combating Corruption (APCC), in collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Education Centre of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) conducted a discussion on identifying competency requirements related to anti-corruption for Forest Management Units (KPHs). The meeting was carried out on July 12, 2019 in Jakarta and was attended by 35 participants representing related units of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, KPH representatives, representatives of the Anti-Corruption Education Center, KPK, thematic experts, thematic researchers and thematic experts of APCC and FORCLIME. The meeting aimed to: 1. Identify points of vulnerabilities to corruption within business processes at KPH; 2. Identify the needs for more knowledge, skills and attitude about anti-corruption measures by KPHs; 3. Identify suitable training methods for anti-corruption material for KPHs.
In his remarks, the Head of the Anti-Corruption Education Center - KPK expects such collaboration between the Anti-Corruption Education Center - the KPK and the Training Center of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and GIZ will be continuously improved to support the generation of human resources with integrity in the future. Meanwhile, forestry expert, Dr. Hariadi Kartodihardjo, stated that the development of integrity and anti-corruption attitudes needs to be expanded and training should be given to other stakeholders in the forestry sector, such as in the Forestry Services, within the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, in the private sector, and others. At the end of the discussion, participants accomplished in identifying points which are vulnerable to corruption in the KPHs. In addition, participants identified the anti-corruption competencies needed by KPH personnel. The results of this discussion will form the basis of an anti-corruption training module developed by a joint team from APCC, FORCLIME and the Anti-Corruption Education Center - KPK.
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Created: Friday, 26 July 2019
Edy Marbyanto, FORCLIME strategic area manager, Human Capacity Development
Roto Priyono, Adviser, APCC
The Berau Barat Forest Management Unit fosters the legal basis of the acceleration of the Forestry Partnership in Kampung Batu Rajang, East Kalimantan
The Berau Barat Forest Management Unit (KPH Berau Barat) supports the Batu Rajang community in preparing a proposal for a Forestry Partnership with the forest concession PT Inhutani I Labanan. An official letter signed by the forest concession management was issued and sent to the Minister for Environment and Forestry (MLHK) and the Director General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnerships on July 19, 2019. The proposed activities for the Forestry Partnership are crop plantation and agriculture practices within the area of the forest concession. The Forestry Partnership scheme refers to the MLHK’s decree No. P.83 /MenLHK/SETJEN/KUM.1/10/2016 concerning Social Forestry and the decree of the Director General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership No. P.18/PSKL/SET/PSL.0/12/2016 concerning Guidelines for the Preparation of Cooperation Agreement Documents (NKK). After the letter was submitted to the MLHK, the validation and verification processes of the proposed partnership will be carried out by the Team from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, which then will be continued with dialogues about the cooperation agreement. The process to accelerate the legal basis on Forestry Partnership of the Kampung Batu Rajang is promoted by KPH Berau Barat and supported by FORCLIME.
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Created: Friday, 26 July 2019
Hamzah, Head of protection, conservation of natural resources and its ecosystem, and community empowerment (KPH Berau Barat)
Suprianto, Technical adviser for sustainable forest management, Coordinator Berau district
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic area manager for forest management unit