KPH Kubu Raya presents forest and land fire prevention using sustainable landscape management approach at the village level at the Climate Corner event
The Climate Corner of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) conducted a discussion on "Prevention of Forest and Land Fire using the Sustainable Landscape Management Approach at the Village Level, in the Forest Management Unit (KPH) of Kubu Raya in West Kalimantan" on 7 August 2019 at Manggala Wanabakti Building, Jakarta. Three resource persons made presentation at the discussion, namely: Eva Famurianti (Directorate of Forest and Land Fire Control, Directorate General of Climate Change Management, MoEF); Prof. Bambang Hero (Professor of Forest Protection, IPB University), and Ponty Wijaya (Head of KPH Kubu Raya). The event, supported by FORCLIME, was attended by more than 70 people representing the MoEF technical unit, NGOs, university students, journalists.
On his presentation, the Head of the KPH Kubu Raya presented the effort activities carried to control forest and land fires within his working area, including the establishment of four model villages, capacity building for the Land and Forest Fire Brigade (operating drone, communication skills, facilitating community). ‘We developed maps of road access, fire vulnerable locations, ex-burnt areas; which helps us to work more effective and cost efficient', he added. These efforts are aimed to prevent land and forest fires within the KPH Kubu Raya area, which eventually can contribute to reducing carbon emissions.
Presentation materials of the event can be downloaded from the Climate Corner *website.
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Ponty Wijaya, Head of KPH Kubu Raya
Gatot Moeryanto, Technical expert on integrated forest fire management
Martha Desriyanti Siregar, intern student, Cendrawasih University
* Climate Corner is one of working groups that supporting the Dewan Pertimbangan Perubahan Iklim (advisory council on climate change at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry). It organizes and hold routine discussion with climate-related issues theme.
Created: Friday, 09 August 2019
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