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Students from Papua University present lessons learned during participation in FORCLIME internship programme

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FORCLIME has been organising an internship programme since 2019 and in 2021 this programme involved three universities, namely Cenderawasih University, IPB University and Papua University, which saw participation from four of its students.

After participating in the internship programme for six months (October 2021 - March 2022), students from the University of Papua presented the lessons that they had learned on 19 May 2022 in the meeting room of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Papua in Manokwari, West Papua. The event, which was opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Forestry, Dr. Jonni Marwa, S.Hut., M.Sc., was attended by students and lecturers from the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Papua.

During the presentations, the students explained the various activities that they had engaged in during their internships, including:
- Introduction to GIZ and FORCLIME;
- Participation in Training on Free, Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) with the University of Ottow Geissler Papua;
- Inclusion in the socio-economic survey team, as well as conservation and public health services during the implementation of a feasibility study on forest conservation programmes through health services for communities living in and around forests, in an effort to harmonize human health and forest health in Tanah Papua, as carried out by the Yayasan Alam Lestari (ASRI);
- Involvement in village identification activities in relation to the implementation of forest management activities with the community of South Sorong;
- Attendance at the FORCLIME planning workshop;
- Involvement in the preparation of the Writing Workshop on the Conservation District and Customary Forests of Tambrauw Regency. Moreover, two interns completed a study as part of preparations for their final assignments (thesis).

“Internships are one of our targets and are being aimed at increasing the capacities of our students, not only in terms of their knowledge but also how this knowledge is applied out in the field,” explained Dr. Jonni Marwa, Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Papua.

For more information, please contact:
Nita Yohana, Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for West Papua Province
Melanesia Brigite Boseren, Junior Adviser 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: Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Lore Lindu National Park Evaluates Community Conservation Agreements in Lore Piore and Lore Tengah, Central Sulawesi

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The Lore Lindu National Park is currently engaging in a number of conservation partnerships with villages around the area through the Village Conservation Management Institute (Lembaga Pengelola Konservasi Desa – LPKD) formed by the village head. This conservation partnership is an arrangement that grants rights to various communities living around the Lore Lindu National Park in terms of access to and the collection of non-timber forest products (NTFPs), traditional farming and the utilization of environmental services. As of 2021, the Lore Lindu National Park Office had established a conservation partnership with 56 villages around the national park area.

In order to discuss these achievements, as well as various challenges that will have to be faced and plans for future activities, the Lore Lindu National Park Management held a workshop in order to evaluate the conservation agreements that were signed back in 2019. The event was opened by the Division Head of the National Park Management for Poso Region III, Mr. Eko Purwanto, S. Hut. and was held on 25 April 2022 in Lore Tengah, Poso Regency, Central Sulawesi. During the workshop, evaluations were carried out in five villages in Central Lore District and four villages in Lore Piore District. These evaluations were aiming to determine developments and progress, as well as to identify problems and anticipate problem-solving initiatives as regards the implementation of community conservation partnerships.

The activities carried out by the LPKD in the wake of it receiving funding support have included the following:

  • Institutional Strengthening of various institutions, including meetings and regular meetings that discussed planned activities, the purchase of secretariat equipment and training sessions on institutional financial bookkeeping, as well as training in writing and documentation.
  • Economic Business Development, including the identification of non-timber forest product craftsmen; support for craftsmen working with rattan, forest pandanus and traditional weaved bracelets (Eha); the cultivation of freshwater fish and duck farming. This type of development also involves the collection of non-timber forest products, such as rattan, bamboo and forest pandanus as raw materials for handicrafts.
  • Area Management: including the construction of nurseries; the procurement of multi-functional plant seeds (durian, avocado, mangosteen, candlenut, rambutan, coffee, cocoa); and the development of nurseries for various plant species classified as non-timber forest products, such as rattan, pandanus and timber seeds.

The workshop also discussed ways of overcoming obstacles/challenges, as well as various follow-up plans, specifically:
1. Activation of the secretariat and revitalization of the management.
2. The Head of the Resort was asked to make a ranked presentation to the Lore Lindu National Park.
3. Increasing awareness among the general public through the dissemination of information about the Conservation Partnership programme.
4. Organization of regular training activities aimed at attracting the interest of the younger generation.
5. Seeking out of networks and marketing partners for non-timber forest products.
6. Identification of key products for joint marketing. One potential commodity that features widely across the Lore area is coffee. In this regard, GIZ is currently facilitating network marketing in conjunction with Catur Coffee.
7. Organization of a study tour to Yogya in order to study mushroom farming (as the area has a high potential in terms of the cultivation of mushrooms), as well as to learn traditional bracelet weaving (Eha).

For more information, please contact:
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

Created: Wednesday, 25 May 2022

University of Papua and FORCLIME coordinate on organization of Y20 and W20 side events in Manokwari, West Papua

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In order to demonstrate support for West Papua Province, which is hosting a number of G20 side events related to youth (Y20) and gender (W20), the University of Papua, in conjunction with FORCLIME, organised a recent talk show and exhibition in Manokwari, West Papua. The theme of the Y20 talk show was, “Supporting Papua's Green Future”, while the theme of the W20 talk show was, “Women in Sustainable Forest Management in Tanah Papua”. The two events were held on May 20 - 21, 2022, in the Arboretum of the University of Papua in Manokwari, West Papua.

The Y20 Talkshow was divided into two sessions, the first of which addressed the topic of lessons learned and sharing learning in relation to the FORCLIME Internship Programme for students from universities in Tanah Papua as a means of learning how to apply knowledge, both knowledge gained on campus and learning about the world of work. This internship programme has been amended since 2019 and represents part of FORCLIME's efforts to support green development within Tanah Papua.

The speakers who were guests on the talk show comprised FORCLIME internship alumni who are currently working and active within the fields of research, educational forest development, forest programmes and climate change within Papua.

Around 384 people participated in the Y20 talk show and primarily comprised students from universities in West Papua Province, including the University of Papua, the College of Law, youth communities, youth organizations, the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service and several Manokwari Regency Government offices.

Calvin Wambrauw, an alumnus of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Papua, who is also an alumnus of the FORCLIME 2020 Internship Programme and who is currently working for an NGO in Biak, revealed that he had learned much during his internship with FORCLIME, including knowledge that he has been able to apply during his leading of a work team in his current job.

“Not only did I gain knowledge but my internship with FORCLIME also allowed me the opportunity to experience firsthand what the real world of work is like. For example, I had the opportunity to participate in an internal meeting that addressed the preparation of the FORCLIME Annual Workplan in Sentul, Bogor,” enthused Desi Barangkea, an alumnus of the 2021 FORCLIME Internship Programme from the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Papua. According to Desi, this was the first time that she had been involved in the preparation of important documents and she had been allowed to fully immerse herself in the process regardless of her internship status while enjoying the same opportunities as FORCLIME staff, both in terms of being able to voice her opinions and provide input and suggestions. As a bonus, Desi was also happy to have had the opportunity to be able to set foot in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, for the first time. Desi added that she had not previously prioritized the learning of English but that participation in the internship programme had encouraged her to seek to master English so that she will be able to compete in the world of work that she experienced during her internship at FORCLIME.

The second session of the Y20 Talkshow explored the topic of Inspirational Youth in West Papua Province and featured young people who had worked in and contributed to the community in West Papua. Appearing during this session were a number of Inspirational Young Papuans, Church Youth and Students from the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Papua, as well as the Reading Community of West Papua Province. During this second session, these participants spoke about developing inspiring Young Papuans, the contribution of the Church Youth in supporting youth education and the spirit of sharing and education within Papua.

The W20 talk show explored topics of Bureaucracy and the Role of Women; as well as the Role of Women in Forest Utilization at the Site Level. During this session, three women took part as resource personnel, specifically representatives from the planning agency (Bappeda) of West Papua Province, who offered insights into gender-responsive planning and budgeting within West Papua. Meanwhile, a representative from the Office of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection for West Papua Province discussed programmes that are supporting women's empowerment through education within West Papua Province. In addition, a representative from the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service shared experiences relating to the role of women in sustainable forest management.

Around 320 people participated in the W20 talk show and were representing women's organizations and communities in West Papua Province, students, the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service, the West Papua Province Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Service and several Manokwari Regency Government offices.

The Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Papua, Dr. Jonni Marwa, S.Hut., M.Sc., who was acting as the host of the Y20 and W20 talk show, expressed his gratitude to GIZ for providing the opportunity for Forestry Faculty students to complete internships with FORCLIME. Dr. Marwa also expressed his hope that this activity would not only offer knowledge and experience for apprentices but also support community service as one of the Three Obligations of Higher Education (Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi).

Meanwhile, a representative from the Forestry Service of West Papua Province also spoke at the W20 talk show and affirmed the vital role of women within the realm of forest management, stressing that it is primarily women who work to collect forest products in order to meet the needs of their families and that it is also women who will produce a younger generation who care about nature. The representative went on to express his hope that the discussion would generate positive results that can be included in recommendations that will be presented before the G20 meeting in Bali in October 2022. During the same session, a speaker from the Traditional Women's Leader of Kampung Bikar, Mama Yusmina Yekwam, explained that the women of Bikar Village understood the importance of protecting the forest. “We only take forest products in order to fulfill our daily needs and plant trees on lands that need them,” stated Mama Yusmina Yekwam. In this regard, the women of Bikar village understand this principle of conservation very well, as they are on the front line in terms of protecting the forest.

During the two-day event, an exhibition that involved youth and women's groups from West Papua was also organized and included displays of non-timber forest products produced by SMEs and West Papuan women.

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: Sunday, 22 May 2022

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