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Interns from Cenderawasih University offer insight into FORCLIME 4.0 Planning Workshop

Interns at Planning workshop 2

A workshop on the preparation of an Annual Work Programme was held by FORCLIME from 24 - 27 January 2022 in Bogor, West Java and proved to be a success despite the implementation of strict health protocols set during the new normal adaptation period. The event was attended by the program director and FORCLIME staff, as well as by a number of students who had joined FORCLIME’s internship programme.

The workshop began with an introduction to the participants. This was followed by a brief presentation on the institutional dynamics of BMZ, GIZ and FORCLIME, which naturally affect the planning of work programmes. Several strategic materials/issues were presented and raised by each strategic manager, including:
1. Organizational restructuring.
2. Development of Forest Management Units (KPH).
3. Social Forestry.
4. Mitigation of climate change within the forestry sector.
5. Conservation of biodiversity.
6. Development of HR capacity.

An evaluation of the AWP 2021 affirmed that its various activities had been realised satisfactorily, particularly in relation to support for the management of the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve area. The second day of activities was followed by a discussion of each strategic field relating to the strategic plan that will be implemented during 2022. These discussions resulted in a final draft of the 2022 AWP. The third day of activities commenced with the introduction of the Onsite Operational (KOMP) system as a working instrument that will be used to facilitate technical and financial monitoring. This was followed by group discussions aimed at formulating a shared vision and commitment for the FORCLIME 4.0 program. The final day of activities proved to be more relaxed and featured a number of engaging games aimed at enhancing cooperation and communication within the team.

For Mia Esti Asmuruf, an intern at FORCLIME, attending discussions like this presents a valuable opportunity to learn a little about the various processes involved in FORCLIME’s collaboration with central and local agencies with the overall goal of programme implementation, the adaptation of FORCLIME to new technical and financial regulations and the regular reporting of FORCLIME activities. Mia further commented, “This event proved to be highly interactive and many discussions were designed to find shared perceptions that were in accordance with FORCLIME’s mandate, particularly as regards the preparation of a vision and commitment for the FORCLIME 4.0 programme. The results of the discussion were then presented in an attractive poster that included cut and pasted pictures taken from newspaper clippings and that illustrates our overall vision and commitment”.

In terms of the implementation plan for the FORCLIME 4.0 programme during 2022, one important challenge remains, specifically the full commitment of each member of staff in accordance with their respective work functions. Indeed, fruitful collaborations between technical and financial teams will ultimately determine the success of this programme and, for this reason, intensive communication between teams is seen as vital.

Sonia Kwano, an intern from Cenderawasih University, summarized her experience thus: “During the AWP 2022 workshop, I gained a lot of knowledge, specifically in relation to the issue of social forestry and various important forestry-related issues. The most memorable part of the event for me was being able to engage in direct discussions of forestry policies that will be applied across Indonesia, particularly within Papua. I would like to express my gratitude for the warm welcome that you extended to us [trainees] and that made us feel comfortable during the various activities that took place. We learnt a lot from the experienced FORCLIME team.”

For information on student internship activities in Papua, 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

Created: Wednesday, 09 February 2022

Preparation of 2022 joint work plan with the Development Agency (Balitbangda) of West Papua continues

2022 01 17 Coord Meeting with Balitbangda Papua Barat AWP preparation mb

In an effort to complete preparations of their 2022 work plan, FORCLIME and the Regional Research and Development Agency (Balitbangda) of West Papua held a coordination meeting on 17 January 2022 at the office of Balitbangda in Manokwari, West Papua. The meeting was led by Prof Dr Charlie D. Heatubun, S.Hut., M.Si., FLS., the Head of Balitbangda, which is a member of FORCLIME’s Programme Steering Committee (PSC). During the meeting, the FORCLIME West Papua team reported all of its activities during 2021 and also invited input in relation to a joint work plan for 2022 based on the regional development needs of the relevant regions.

Various questions and queries were raised during the meeting in relation to the following issues, among others:
- Support for a knowledge and experience sharing meeting/workshop for Customary Forest and/or Customary Community Management with a focus on the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC) Discussion Forum.
- Facilitation of synergizing between the provinces of Papua and Papua Barat through a joint meeting/workshop.
- Support for the strengthening of the Mangrove Center.
- Support for the completion of legislation that will specifically address mangrove management.
- Support for reviews of studies on sago, genetic mapping for a DNA Bank of Species Populations of Sago in Tanah Papua and Sago Product Management.
- Support for the magazine published by Balitbangda (Majalah Kasuari Inovasi)
- Support for biodiversity management through the management of community-based natural resources.

In addition, during the meeting, Prof Charlie also requested that FORCLIME should become a member of the Crown Jewel of Tanah Papua (Mahkota Permata Tanah Papua – MPTP) Area Management consortium. In response, FORCLIME accepted this invitation.

FORCLIME, as a part of the development partner in West Papua, supported the Provincial Government of West Papua in achieving their commitment to Sustainable Development through forest policy development, sustainable forest management, and human capacity development. This discussion between FORCLIME and Balitbangda will be a basis and input for FORCLIME to develop a 2022 work plan to support Balitbangda activities, in accordance with FORCLIME’s mandate.

For more information, please contact:
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

Created: Tuesday, 01 February 2022

Synchronization of the 2022 work plan with the conservation center (BBKSDA) of West Papua

2022 01 19 Work Plan Synchronization with BBKSDA Papua Barat mb 1

In an effort to harmonize its 2022 work plan, FORCLIME, working in conjunction with the West Papua Natural Resources Conservation Center (BBKSDA), held a coordination meeting on 19 January 2022. The online meeting was opened by the Head of BBKSDA, Mr. Budi Mulyanto, S.Pd., M .Pd. and featured discussions of five priority activities that will be implemented on a joint basis throughout 2022, including: long-term management plans, inventory of potential carbon and priority wildlife, capacity building of BBKSDA staff and Forest Farmers Groups (KTH), inventory and verification of high conservation value areas lying outside conservation areas, and the publication and promotion of activities within the working area. FORCLIME will be supporting activities in the designated pilot districts of South Sorong and Tambrauw.

For more information, please contact:
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

Created: Wednesday, 19 January 2022

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