Tambrauw Regency Government preparing conservation district and customary community master plan
Since 2019, the Tambrauw District Government, acting through the Secretariat of the Working Group on the Conservation District and Customary Community of Tambrauw has been engaged in the preparation of a Conservation District and Customary Community master-plan document. In order to ensure the completeness of this document, the involvement and cooperation of stakeholders through processes of partnership will be required. The resulting document that is ultimately produced should be able to accommodate the interests of stakeholders through transparent, participatory and accountable processes. Commencing with the drafting process, it was seen as necessary to hold a writing workshop in order to bring all of the relevant parties together to discuss and systematically formulate a development plan for the conservation district and customary community that will be implemented in the long-term (25 - 35 years). The purpose of the workshop was as follows:
1. To seek agreement on the division of tasks and roles of each development partner as regards the completion of the Master Plan for the Conservation District and Customary Community.
2. To facilitate the process of drawing up materials that will be used in the Master Plan for the Conservation District and Customary Community of Tambrauw Regency.
3. To seek agreement on the implementation of public consultations in relation to the Master Plan for the Conservation District and Customary Community of Tambrauw District.
The workshop was held on 10 March 2022 in Manokwari and was opened by the Head of Bappeda for Tambrauw Regency, Mosce Woria, S.IP., MIP. The writing workshop was supported by FORCLIME and was attended by representatives from various West Papua provincial government agencies, as well as academics, development partners and non-governmental organizations working in West Papua.
The expected results of this workshop encompass the following areas:
1. The addressing of various areas relating to fisheries, conservation and tourism, as stated under Chapter 2;
2. The identification and tackling of various problems and strategic issues; and
3. The identification of management directions for each development partner over the short term (five years), medium term (10 years) and long term (15 - 20 years).
The workshop started with an explanation of the progress of the Conservation District Master Plan document given by Dr. Sepus M. Fatem, Deputy Chancellor 1 of the University of Papua and Expert Staff Member for the Regent of Tambrauw Regency. This was then followed by a presentation on Spatial and Regional Planning given by Zulfikar Mardiyadi, S.Hut., M.Sc., a lecturer at the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Papua. This session was moderated by Dr. Jonni Marwa, a member of the Main Writing Team from the University of Papua.
Prior to more in-depth, thematic discussions, several development partners completed various presentations which were grouped under five themes, specifically:
1. Theme 1: Forest cover, ecosystem conditions, ecology, mining conditions and forestry and plantation concessions, which was given by the WWF;
2. Theme 2: Customary communities, mapping of customary areas and protection of customary rights and community empowerment, which was given by SAMDHANA;
3. Theme 3: Oceans, coasts and the management of marine and aquatic resources, which was given by CI;
4. Theme 4: Food security, health, customary women and customary education, which was given by the Kaoem Telapak Foundation; and
5. Theme 5: Clean governance support for Conservation Districts and Customary Communities, which was given by GIZ CPFS.
After each theme had been presented, Prof. Dr. Roni Bawole and Dr. Rully Wurarah, as the Main Writing Team from the University of Papua, gave an explanation of the Preliminary Draft of the Regional Development Plan for Tambrauw Regency for 2023 - 2026. The Regional Development Plan is aiming to:
1. Formulate a general description of regional conditions;
2. Formulate an overview of regional financial management;
3. Translate the applicable vision and mission; and
4. Determine various priority programmes.
The prepared document will be followed up by a public consultation process that will be initiated in conjunction with local governments and other stakeholders, ultimately resulting in a public document that will be used by all parties. This public consultation will be held on 4 April 2022 in Fef, Tambrauw Regency.
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Created: Tuesday, 22 March 2022
Melanesia Brigite Boseren, Junior Adviser for Rural Livelihood, Forest Management and Conservation
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
GIZ and Environment and Forestry Education and Training Center evaluate implementation of Learning Management System (LMS)
The Center for Education and Training of Human Resources for Environment and Forestry (Environment and Forestry Training Center), working in conjunction with GIZ and Common Sense, a consulting agency with experience in capacity building for digital learning and the creation of learning content, held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on Monday, 31 January 2022 which evaluated the implementation of the Learning Management System (LMS). Generally speaking, the LMS software has been designed in order to aid in the creation, distribution, management and delivery of learning content. The FGD was attended by representatives of the Environment and Forestry Training Center, as well as by various Environment and Forestry Training Agencies, who attended the meeting online.
GIZ is assisting the LMS evaluation process based on the many issues that are currently being faced in relation to eLearning development. Other topics that relate to eLearning development, such as software for interactive modules, will be implemented separately. The recent FGD focused on two outputs, namely identifying the challenges faced in relation to assessing the LMS and the improvements that need to be introduced in the future.
“eLearning has been in development since 2014 and to date, the use of the LMS has not been maximized. In this regard, not all training is being effectively transformed into eLearning and it is, therefore, necessary to further review our targets and the number of participants”, explained Mr Erfan Noor Yulian, S.Hut, M.Sc., representative of the LHK HR Training Center, during his speech.
The following important points, among others, were discussed during the FGD:
1. Server conditions, Moodle version used and LMS capacity.
2. The urgent need to integrate the LMS into other software.
3. Conditions of users (digital literacy, devices used to access the LMS, class activity, reporting and oth-ers).
4. Common problems encountered, as well as features that need to be added.
In the wake of the FGD, the Common Sense consultants will recapitulate the results of the discussion and make various recommendations that will be submitted to the Environment and Forestry Human Resources Training Center (Pusdiklat SDM LHK) with an eye on future LMS development.
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Created: Sunday, 13 March 2022
Wira Hakim, Junior Adviser for Human Capacity Development
Nisrina Alissabila, Trainee FORCLIME Bogor
Verda Emmelinda Satyawan, Trainee FORCLIME Bogor
Toro Village Customary Women’s Organization develops Customary School teaching module
The village of Toro, which is located in the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve area, has a Customary School that teaches local languages, as well as the making of traditional crafts, customary law, cultural traditions and local wisdom in relation to the management of natural resources in order to maintain ecological balance for the younger generation. In an effort to strengthen the role of its Customary School, the Toro Village Customary Women's Organization (OPANT) has developed a teaching module that can be used as a guide for the development of learning tools, from the planning and management of study activities to the setting of regulations for teachers. This teaching module should prove highly useful for the Customary School teachers, who currently number around 10 persons, as each teacher has different skills, including Katuwua (the order of human relations with nature), Hintuwu (the order of human relations with humans), Pomebila (manners within the family and society), art and culture, traditional institutions and crafts.
The new Customary School teaching module was developed from 9 - 16 December 2021. Moreover, a series of activities was implemented during the development of this teaching module and these culminated with a tree-planting session at the river nearest to Toro’s rice fields. The planting session was held on 17 February 2022 and inaugurated various student activities in sustainable natural resource management, the conservation and protection of local plant species, and the protection of rice fields from the danger of being flooded by nearby rivers.
The tree planting session got underway with a traditional village cleansing ceremony known as Potapahi Tana or Popee Hiaka, which was led by Toro’s customary leader, Andreas Lagimpu. The ceremony began with prayers being offered by local leaders and continued with lunch, which was eaten with traditional cutlery known as dulang. At the end of the ceremony, the attendees held a mass prayer for health and abundant harvests, and this was followed by expressions of gratitude offered by traditional leaders, which involved the carving of chickens in the river.
The series of planting activities was brought to a conclusion by the Head of OPANT, Rukmini, who expressed the hope that FORCLIME would continue to support activities within Customary Schools, including the development of student activity worksheets, natural disaster management training for students, plastic waste management training for students and the community, and capacity building for teachers.
As a follow-up to the development of this teaching module, the Customary School will conduct a six-month trial of teaching materials. After these materials have been tested, improvements and revisions will be made to them so that the modules contained therein can be used as example materials by other villages.
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Created: Friday, 11 March 2022
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Advisor for the Biodiversity Focal Point for KFW Forest Program 3 and Provincial Coordinator for Central Sulawesi
Fikty Aprilinayati, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and Biosphere Reserve Management