FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
FORCLIME and the Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership Center for Maluku and Papua (Sekwil III BPSKL) held a meeting on 25th May 2023 in order to build synergy in the wake of the opening of the Sekwill III BPSKL office in Jayapura. The meeting was opened by the Head of Sekwill III BPSKL, Mr. Nelson Kainama, S.Hut., M.Sc. and was attended by the FORCLIME technical team in Jayapura. The purpose of the meeting was to support the Environment and Forestry Service of Papua Province (DKLH Papua) in relation to the formation of the Working Group for the Acceleration of Social Forestry (PPS) during the 2023 – 2025 period, as well as to address plans and preparations for a Social Forestry road map for Papua Province in line with Presidential Regulation No. 28 of 2023 on Integrated Planning for Social Forestry Management.
The meeting also discussed planned cooperation and support relating to the preparation of 27 Social Forestry Work Plan documents for Jayapura City (one Social Forestry Business Group - KUPS), Jayapura Regency (16 KUPS) and Sarmi Regency (6 KUPS). It is hoped that through this collaboration, FORCLIME-supported villages, in conjunction with the Papua Natural Resources Conservation Agency, Wasur National Park and DKLH, will ultimately become models for the cross-directorate Social Forestry programme organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
For more information, please contact:
Rut M Ohoiwutun, Junior Advisor for Community Forestry and Customary Forest, Papua
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager, Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces
From 15 - 17 May 2023, the Makassar Forestry Vocational High School, working in conjunction with the Makassar Environment and Forestry Training Center, held a technical guidance session on forest inventories for teachers at the Forestry Vocational School of Makassar. This activity was held as a follow-up to the trilateral cooperation plan for the Makassar Vocational Forestry School, the Makassar Environment and Forestry Training Center and FORCLIME, as had previously been discussed back in early 2023. The technical guidance session was organized in an effort to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers within the forest inventory field so that teachers will ultimately be able to teach up-to-date and practical forest inventory-related materials to their students. The training was facilitated by lecturers (widyaiswara) from the Makassar Environment and Forestry Training Center and was attended by 30 participants.
On the first day of training, technical guidance was offered in class through materials that specifically addressed the Periodic Comprehensive Forest Inventory Sampling Technique (IHMB) and the Pre-Logging Stand Inventory Plan (ITSP). On the second day, technical assistance was carried out in the form of forest inventory field practice that was undertaken in the KHDTK Tabo-Tabo Training Forest. Moving on to the third day of the training, technical guidance was offered through a class that taught materials on the drawing up of a tree distribution map based on the results of an inventory in the field.
Generally speaking, the participants offered positive responses in their evaluations of the benefits of the technical guidance that was offered during the training. However, some participants felt that the timeframe that had been allotted for the technical guidance sessions was too short to adequately cover the complex materials that were being used. The participants therefore suggested that the timeframe set for any technical assistance could be extended in the future.
The Provincial Government of West Kalimantan is currently drawing up a climate funding proposal in conjunction with the Green Climate Fund (GCF). In order to prepare the various parties who will be involved with the proposal, the West Kalimantan Provincial Government recently held a series of public consultations across five districts, specifically Ketapang on 15 - 17 May 2023, Kubu Raya on 19 - 20 May 2023, Sintang Regency on 22 - 23 May 2023, Sanggau on 23 - 26 May 2023 and Kapuas Hulu on 29 - 30 May 2023. The purpose of this activity was to convey the progress of the preparation of the GCF feasibility study document and climate financing proposal to stakeholders at the district level, as well as to discuss the preparation of documents that address the social and environmental safeguard framework, in addition to addressing various gender assessments and action plans.
The implementation of public consultations within each district was opened by the relevant District Secretaries or the Heads of the District Planning Agency (Bappeda). Moreover, in addition to being attended by representatives from the West Kalimantan Provincial Government, the public consultation was also attended by regional apparatuses and development partners from the relevant districts.
For more information, please contact:
Dwi Wahyu Asti, SP, M.Si., West Kalimantan Provincial Forest Service
Jumtani, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and GCF Focal Point
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Policy and Climate Change