Funding opportunities for forest management in East Kalimantan from reforestation fund
The East Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service conducted a meeting to disseminate and provide technical guidance concerning 2020 profit sharing from reforestation fund (DBH SDA DR) on 9 October 9 in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. The event, supported by GIZ and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), was attended by 120 participants representing all Forest Management Units (KPH) in East Kalimantan, as well as representatives of the North, West and Central Kalimantan forestry services. Objective of the event was to explain the opportunities for using the revenue-sharing of natural resource fund from the reforestation fund (DBH SDA DR), which can also be used to support KPH activities related to forest and land rehabilitation.
During his presentation, the Head of Economy of the Regional Development Planning (Bappeda), Saur Paseroan, said that KPH development could contribute to poverty reduction. On the meeting, other resource persons were representatives from the Ministry of Finance (Ardimansyah) and the Planning Bureau of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Teguh Prio Adisulistyo), and Joko Tri Haryanto from the Fiscal Policy Agency.
At the end of his presentation, Joko Tri Haryanto provide information about other financing opportunities for forestry sector development, particularly for KPH development, such as: Green Sukuk, Green Climate Fund (GCF).
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Created: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Suprianto, Technical adviser for sustainable forest management, Coordinator Berau district
Arif Data Kusuma, Coordinator East Kalimantan province
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic area manager for forest policy
Government-to-government negotiations and expert dialogue on forest management set-up in Germany
On October 1st and 2nd 2019 Indonesian-German government negotiations were held in Berlin, as done regularly every second year. In the process, a comprehensive agreement could be reached on the future projects to be implemented in Indonesia and their financial volume. Subsequently, parts of the Indonesian delegation had the opportunity to participate in cluster-specific side events. Since the Environment and Forestry- cluster was supposed to inform about German forest management structures, business processes as well as the manifold tasks of Forest Management Units (FMU), FORCLIME organised and implemented a field trip accordingly.
Thus a group consisting of 1 representative of the Indonesian National Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) and 4 members of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) accompanied by a FORCLIME employee set off for the German federal state of Hesse on 3rd October to visit FMU Hanau-Wolfgang near Frankfurt. Although this day was a public holiday a guided tour through the wildlife park Klein-Auheim, a facility belonging to the FMU Hanau, could be arranged. On the following day, the director of the Forest Management Unit provided comprehensive information on the Hessian Forest Enterprise in general and the FMU Hanau in particular during a visit to his office. He then explained and demonstrated the company's strategy for sustainable management of the regional forests on the occasion of a field trip. Finally he introduced the visitors from Indonesia to the Provincial Forest Tree Seed Centre, which is an institution under supervision of the FMU as well.
On the last day of the stay in Germany the group took the opportunity to go on a city walk through Frankfurt in order to take some tourist impressions back to Indonesia. Here, some aspects of Frankfurt's Old Town and the atmosphere on the banks of the Main attracted particular interest.
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Created: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Lutz Hofheinz, Senior Adviser for Forest Management Unit
FORCLIME arranged a study tour to improve coffee business for partners in West Kalimantan and North Kalimantan
Aiming to support the entrepreneurship development of the Forest Management Unit (KPH) and the implementation of the Social Forestry Programme, FORCLIME in collaboration with the Forest Services of North and West Kalimantan Provinces carried out a study tour to the Malabar Mountain Coffee plantation in Pangalengan (West Java) on 29 September - 4 October 2019. The purpose of the visit is to increase the capacity of partners in the two provinces in coffee framing and coffee business development. 30 people representing the Forest Services of North and West Kalimantan Provinces (including KPH), the Center of Environmental and Forestry Education and Training of Samarinda (BDLHK Samarinda), FORCLIME, and forest farmer groups from the two provinces, participated in the field trip.
During the study tour, participants gained knowledge about: Coffee farming techniques, conservation and sustainable harvesting, community empowerment in coffee farming, post-harvest processing, Product and market development.
The session was concluded with an evaluation and the participants prepared a follow-up plan to apply the new knowledge at their respective working areas.
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Created: Wednesday, 09 October 2019
Mohammad Sidiq, Coordinator North Kalimantan Province
Jumtani, Coordinator West Kalimantan Province
Chichy Arofah Waita, intern student from University of Papua