1st FORCLIME TC quarterly meeting in 2019
FORCLIME Technical Cooperation (TC) Module starts the new year 2019 with an internal coordination meeting on 15-16 January in Jakarta. Objective of the meeting is to reflect what have been done and achievements in the previous year and planning for current year, including an exit strategy after the Programme is completed in 2020. During the meeting some updates were given, presented by Bappenas on its policies related to the forest sector, the FORCLIME Financial Cooperation (FC) Module on its progress at FORCLIME pilot districts, the MoEF International Cooperation and Planning Bureaus providing information on policies related to international cooperation and implementation of bilateral programmes. Additionally, the relevant units of the GIZ country office presented regulations related to HR and Travel.
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Created: Sunday, 20 January 2019
Mohamad Rayan, Advisor for Crosscutting Issue and Conflict Management
New publication: Roadmap for Accelerating Development of FMUs towards independent FMU
The East Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service, supported by its partners in Forest Management Units (KPH) development, such as GIZ, Global Green Growth Institute, The Nature Conservancy, WWF-Indonesia, the Regional Council on Climate Change, publishes a book "Roadmap for Accelerating the FMU Development towards independent FMUs" (in Indonesian only). Reference for the preparation of the book is the decree of the Governor of East Kalimantan No 522 / K.269 / 2018. This book contains the direction of implementation, strategies, programmes and action plans for accelerating the FMU development on the road to independent FMUs that include infrastructure, investment, human resources, monitoring, supervision and guidance. In addition, this book also provides guidance on criteria and indicators to achieve independent FMUs in accordance to the main tasks and functions of forest management units.
Tunggul Butarbutar, Province Coordinator East Kalimantan
Created: Monday, 14 January 2019
Suprianto, Technical Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic Area Manager, Forest Management Unit Development
Campaign: Preventing illegal logging on the state forest areas in Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan
In December 2018 the Forest Management Unit (FMU) of Kapuas Hulu Timur in West Kalimantan and FORCLIME conducted a campaign to prevent illegal logging and by this means contribute to the protection of local forests. It is among the important tasks of Indonesian Forest Management Units to inform the rural population about forest utilisation right issues and the prohibition of illegal logging in forest areas in order to avoid deforestation and unsustainable forest management practices.
Therefore, the FMU Kapuas Hulu Timur set up information panels with information about illegal logging prevention in the immediate vicinity of the village administration offices and a strategic points like road junctions in 10 villages of Putussibau Selatan and Kalis counties. Thus primarily local communities should be invited to apply for a licence for wood cutting and processing and to stop unlawful logging activities.
Before this activity FMU Kapuas Hulu Timur identified 10 priories villages within its area of responsibility based on field surveys conducted in 2018. The FMU and FORCLIME also arranged close cooperation with relevant village leaders to ensure a positive response from the population.
Further campaigns in other counties are planned for 2019 as well as dissemination of information about forest utilisation rights, illegal logging and deforestation issues on occasion of general village meetings with local communities.
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Created: Tuesday, 08 January 2019
Moritz Zetzmann, Adviser for forest management unit, Kapuas Hulu