FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
Aiming to prepare Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve area to be able to compete and take advantages of current technology, the Industry and Trade Service dan FORCLIME conducted a discussion on 14 March 2020 in Palu, Central Sulawesi. Through the meeting participants shared their experiences as well as established marketing network. In addition to SMEs, which mostly on cocoa and coffee producers, the meeting also attended by representatives from the University of Tadulako as well as Rumah Cokelat, a local government window-shop for cocoa products.
During the meeting, participants agreed to develop a marketplace on the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve (LLBR) website, establish a central outlet for products from the SMEs, promoting LLBR on some exhibitions, preparing promotional materials in public places (such as airport, malls and hotels) as well as creating an attractive packaging for the products.
For the purpose of supporting the implementation of the government programme on social forestry in North Kalimantan, FORCLIME facilitates the Forest Management Unit of Malinau (KPH Malinau) preparing a proposal for forestry partnership, one of the Social Forestry programme schemes. On 12 March 2020, FORCLIME organized a meeting to assist the KPH Malinau and two farmer groups, Bela Saan and Bie Nang Mandiri from Setulang Village, preparing a proposal on forestry partnership. The developed proposal will be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry by the KPH Malinau.
Aiming to strengthen the forest management unit (KPH) to improve forest governance, a guideline is necessary in the function of direction to collaborate and coordinate with other relevant parties in managing the natural resources. Therefore, the Province Environment and Forestry Service, supported by FORCLIME, invited KPH in West Kalimantan (i.e. KPH Kubu Raya and KPH Mempawah), and development partners who have activities in the province to discuss and prepare a roadmap for KPH operations in West Kalimantan on 13 March 2020 in Pontianak. KPH Roadmap is a document that will guide KPHs to implement their planned activities, which also serves as a directive for other relevant stakeholders to improve the quality of forest management.
At the end of the meeting, participants agreed on the outline of KPH roadmap, using the KPH Forum to synergize and harmonize join plans, placing KPH Secretariat at the office of the Environment and Forestry Service.
For further information, please contact:
Jumtani, Coordinator West Kalimantan Province