FORCLIME Facilitating Community of Tepian Buah Village in Berau District to conduct a Study Tour of Nature Tourism and Environmental Services at Forest Management Unit (FMU) Yogyakarta
As a continuation of FORCLIME's support for the Tepian Buah Village Forestry Partnership in the Management of Nature Tourism and Environmental Services of Tembalang Waterfall after obtaining a legal basis, FORCLIME conducted a study tour for Community of Tepian Buah to several location of Social Forestry in the FMU Yogyakarta, which also developed ecotourism and environmental services such as the Tourism area Kalibiru (Kulon Progo), Mangunan Tourism area (Bantul) and Puthuk Setumbu Tourism Area (Magelang). The visit was held on 29 October - 1 November 2019. During the visit, participants received information about: history and development of forest management challenges faced (including area management, institutional and human resource management as well as business management); creating an opportunity for the surrounding community (in generating income); benefits for managers and surrounding communities, etc.
This visit aims to increase the capacity of nature tourism management and environmental services Tembalang Waterfall Kampung Tepian Buah-Berau Regency. A total of 12 people, representing the West Berau KPH, GIZ-FORCLIME, the Tepian Buah Village Government, Pokdarwis Allo Malau (Berau District Tepian Buah community) attended this visit.
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Created: Friday, 08 November 2019
Suprianto, Technical Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management, District Coordinator Berau
Arif Data Kusuma, Provincial Coordinator Kalimantan Timur
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic Area Manager, FMU Development
Indonesia - U.S. Knowledge Exchange on Conflict Resolution within the Sector of Natural Resource Management
A delegation of 13 government and civil society representatives participated in a study tour to Arizona, United States of America during 16 – 25 October, 2019 to increase their understanding of conflict resolution approaches and techniques in the natural resources management (NRM) sector, supported by the GIZ project SASCI (Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains in Indonesia). The participants were from the government of Kapuas Hulu district in West Kalimantan, the government of North Kalimantan Province, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and the NGO ‘Working Group on Tenure’.
The study tour visited various government agencies of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the US Forest Service, and the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution of the University of Arizona and exchanged experiences and knowledge with experienced mediators and conflict resolution facilitators in the field. Various case studies were analyzed to understand the different forms of collaborative initiatives used for multi-stakeholder conflict resolution in the NRM sector, with stakeholders such as representatives of national park management, national forest management, indigenous groups, civil society, businesses and government agencies. The participants analyzed the lessons learned and identified follow-up activities to be implemented in Indonesia at district, province and national level.
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Created: Friday, 01 November 2019
Johanna Riedmann, Adviser for Conflict Resolution, FORCLIME
Per Rasmussen, Principal Adviser, Sustainable Agriculture Supply Chains (SASCI)
Visit to eco-tourism marks the completion of Papua internship program at FORCLIME
After four and a half months engaged in the Internship Programme at FORCLIME, seven graduates from the Papua University shared their experiences on the Internship Evaluation workshop on 28-31 October 2019 in Yogyakarta. As part of the workshop, interns learned about forest management in Yogyakarta through visits to forest management unit (KPH) Yogyakarta (kajuput factory, teak plantation), famed eco-tourism locations (Mangunan, Kalibiru) and the Faculty of Forestry University of Gajah Mada.
During the workshop, interns explained that they gained a lot of knowledge during the Internship Programme. ‘I learned a lot during the internship, most of all, because of the internship I’m more confident speaking in front of many people’, said one of interns, Frids N. Ronsumbre. Additionally, on the evaluation workshop, every intern also presented their research proposal that will be implemented in West Papua. The proposed researches are funded by FORCLIME.
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Created: Thursday, 31 October 2019
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic area manager for Human Capacity Development
Sekar Yunita, Junior adviser for Sustainable Forest Management