Lore Lindu National Park Evaluates Community Conservation Agreements in Sigi District, Central Sulawesi
In 2018, the Lore Lindu National Park revised its working zones in order to accommodate a traditional zone of 25,229.6 hectares as a conservation partnership space to be run in cooperation with local communities. The traditional zone is part of a conservation area that has been designated for communities that are dependent upon natural resources, such as food (traditional cultivation) and non-timber forest products, trades which they have engaged in for many generations. After the zoning revision had been completed, the Lore Lindu National Park (Balai Besar TNLL) established a conservation partnership with villages around its area through the Village Conservation Management Institute (LPKD), which was formed by the village head. The conservation partnership is an arrangement that grants the right of access to communities located around the Lore Lindu National Park in relation to the utilisation of non-timber forest products (NTFPs), traditional cultivation and the use of environmental services in order to support the life of the community. As of 2021, the Lore Lindu National Park had already established conservation partnerships with 56 villages. Seven of these villages lie in the Regency of Sigi, specifically: North Pakuli, Pakuli, Simoro, Omu, Tuva, Lawua and Toro.
The collaborative activities that are outlined in the Community Conservation Agreement (KKM) stipulate various rights and obligations that apply to the national park and partnering communities. Communities that are involved in conservation partnership cooperation are obliged, in conjunction with the TNLL Center, to maintain the national park area and must also fulfill a number of other requirements that are set out within the cooperation agreement, including increasing human resources in order to support the management of the Lore Lindu National Park and efforts towards biodiversity conservation, maintaining facilitation in order to support the utilization of non-timber forest products, traditional cultivation, the utilisation of aquatic resources in relation to unprotected species and limited natural tourism.
At the present time, the National Park is required to provide direction to and supervise various technical activities, as well as carry out monitoring and evaluations in relation to the activities that are listed under the cooperation agreement. Monitoring processes should aim to determine development and progress, as well as identify problems and formulate solutions in relation to the implementation of community conservation partnerships. As a part of this monitoring regime, the management of the Lore Lindu National Park organized a recent evaluation meeting in order to assess the progress of the community conservation agreement. This meeting was held in the Regency of Sigi in Central Sulawesi between 2 - 3 June 2022.
The evaluation was carried out over a period of two days and the results revealed that the management of the LPKD, though still very much operational, was not currently as active as it had been when assistance had previously been provided. In this regard, management changes had been made to the LPKD in North Pakuli, Simoro and Lawua. Moreover, while some of the equipment possessed by the LPKD was still being used, the condition of others was unknown. In addition, some of the nurseries had been damaged and had not functioned since the seeds had originally been distributed to LPKD members and other communities. However, one success story is the Cinta Lingkungan LPKD, which is located in the village of Simoro and which has planted various types of forestry plants along with seasonal crops as part of its LPKD-related operations.
Ultimately, several recommendations were made in addition to the extension of several PKS that had come to an end, including: improving coordination and cooperation with various parties in order to promote products/multi-businesses and their marketing; Meanwhile, more meetings are required as part of the mentoring of the managements of several businesses, as well as to strengthen the capacities of LPKD members and their institutions while improving access and infrastructure in order to support multi-business activities.
The results of the evaluation will be reported to the Head of the Lore Lindu National Park Office and will be used as a reference during the drawing up of a community empowerment master plan for the area lying around the Lore Lindu National Park in accordance with Regulation of the Director-General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation Number P.6/KSDAE/SET/Kum.1/ 6/2018 on Technical Guidelines for Conservation Partnerships in Nature Reserves and Nature Conservation Areas.
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Created: Friday, 03 June 2022
Fikty Aprilinayati, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and Biosphere Reserve Management
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Advisor for the Biodiversity Focal Point for the KFW Forest Program 3 and Provincial Coordinator for Central Sulawesi
Sub-WG Gender at DG of Human Resources Extension and Development Prepare Work Plan for 2022
For the last few years, the Directorate-General of Human Resources Extension and Development (Badan Penyuluhan dan Pengembangan Sumber Daya Manusia - BP2SDM) at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has stood by its firm commitment to developing gender mainstreaming programmes (pengarusutamaan gender-PUG). This commitment has been realized through joint activities with FORCLIME since 2018.
In order to strengthen Gender Mainstreaming (PUG) efforts at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), the Gender Sub-Working Group held a recent meeting with FORCLIME in order to discuss a workplan for 2022. The meeting was held online on 30 May 2022 and was attended by 52 participants from various working units within BP2SDM, as well as from FORCLIME and the MoEF Gender Working Group.
The plans that will be implemented in 2022 break down as follows:
1. Validation of the Criteria and Indicators for Gender Responsive Education and Training Institutions.
2. Preparation of Gender Analysis Pathways and a Gender Budget Statement for the 2023 Work Plan for working units under BP2SDM.
3. Preparation of a lessons-learned book based on the experiences of BP2SDM staff (extensions, lecturers, etc.) in relation to gender mainstreaming through the use of the storytelling method.
4. Preparation of a Gender Mainstreaming Pocket Book for Forestry and Environmental Extension Officers.
5. Development of Criteria and Indicators for Gender Responsivity for Forestry Vocational High Schools.
6. Renewal of Decree of the BP2SDM Gender Sub-Working Group Team.
Through these efforts, the PUG programmes at the MoEF are expected, particularly at BP2SDM, to become firmer and more institutionalized.
“The cooperation between the Gender Sub-Working Group and FORCLIME has been going on for a long time. We hope that FORCLIME's support will continue so that PUG activities at BP2SDM will become more solid,” explained Agus Setiawan (Sub-Pokja Gender of BP2SDM).
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Created: Thursday, 02 June 2022
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development
Mohammad Rayan, Technical Adviser for Cross-Cutting Issues and Conflict Management
FORCLIME and Forestry and Environment Service of Papua Province coordinate to develop joint work programme in supported village
During the recent visit of the FORCLIME Programme Director to Tanah Papua, attending a coordination meeting with the Papua Forestry and Environment Service (Dinas KLH) was on the agenda. The meeting chaired by the Head of the Forestry and Environment Service, Mr Jan Jap L. Ormuseray, S.H., M.Sc., and was held on 23 May 2022 in the Dinas KLH meeting room in Jayapura, Papua Province.
The meeting discussed strategic programmes that will be implemented by Dinas KLH and FORCLIME in the jointly determined supported village, namely Babrongko.
The work programmes were simultaneously prepared based on the potential of the village, as determined during a recent field visit. The village of Babrongko has potential in ecotourism and non-timber forest products (NTFPs), including Kombow (a basic material used for carving, painting bark and sculptures). Currently, some 5 hectares of Kombow trees originally planted as part of the Dinas KLH planting programme are ready to be harvested. Moreover, the community already has the ability to produce handicrafts from this important tree. However, these products need to be further refined in order to achieve greater economic value and to increase market demand. For this reason, it will be necessary to increase the capacity of the craftsman group. Kampung Babrongko is also famous for the abundant potential of its tilapia fish. In addition to being sold as fresh fish, tilapia can be processed into other products that are more durable, including shredded tilapia. Meanwhile, Production Forest Management Unit (KPHP) Unit XXIII also has ecotourism potential in relation to special interest tourism, including fishing and the observation of sea turtle nesting. As a result, expert support is needed to create successful ecotourism and FORCLIME is an integral part of this plan.
During the recent coordination meeting, FORCLIME confirmed its support for various activities, including the following:
- Support for KPHP XXIII, in addition to capacity building and support for bio-geophysical studies relating to the preparation of forest management plan documents (RPHJP). FORCLIME is also supporting the preparation of an ecotourism master plan through the provision of needed experts.
- Support for the sale of community products through the KPH Gallery and through digital marketing training, as well as leadership training at the management level through the Forest Management Unit (KPH) and KPH Gallery.
Other topics that were also discussed at the meeting and that will require support from FORCLIME included Papua’s hosting of the Green Climate Fund Task Force (GCFTF) 2023, strengthening the capacity of the REDD+ Working Group, development of NTFPs (particularly in relation to food safety certification) and the utilization of sago processing waste in relation to sago mushroom farming.
In his speech, the Head of the Dinas KLH affirmed that the most important programme involved increasing the capacities of the human resources available to the community, so that the potentials around them can be developed.
“FORCLIME's support for Dinas KLH is highly strategic because FORCLIME's programmes are in line with programmes being run by Dinas KLH and are also consistent with the Vision and Mission of the Governor of Papua,” explained Mr. Jan Jap L. Ormuseray, S.H, M.Sc., Head of the Dinas KLH for Papua Province.
During the coordination meeting, it was also agreed that a Free, Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) process should be implemented in the assisted village in the near future.
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Created: Thursday, 02 June 2022
Theodora F. Resubun, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua Province
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces