Delegation of the German Embassy to Indonesia visited FORCLIME’s site in Berau District, East Kalimantan
Aiming to witnessing the progress of the German-Indonesian bilateral programme, Forests and Climate Change Program (FORCLIME), the Deputy Ambassador of the Germany to Indonesia, Mr. Hendrik Barkeling, visited FORCLIME’s implementation sites in Berau district, East Kalimantan on 17 -19 February 2020. He was accompanied by the Development Cooperation Counselor of the German Embassy for Indonesia, Mr. David Tantow, and the Director of GIZ Indonesia, Mr. Martin Hansen.
During the visit to Berau District, Mr. Hendrik Barkeling was welcomed by the Deputy Regent of Berau, Mr. Agus Tamtomo, and some heads of regional government agencies.
As one point in their visit’s agenda, the delegation went to Tepian Buah village to see the waterfall ecotourism village development. This site is jointly managed by the Tepian Buah village community, a private company and the Forest Management Unit (KPH) Berau Barat and an example for an ecotourism site managed under the Partnership scheme of the Social Forestry programme.
FORCLIME supported the community of Tepian Buah Village starting with the preparation and development of the partnership paper until the Minister's Decree was issued (No. SK.8868/MENLHK-PSKL/PKPS/PSL.0/12/2018). The partnership aims to improve the income of the Tepian Buah community by managing the Tembalang waterfall as tourism spot, located inside the forest concession area.
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Created: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Suprianto, Technical Adviser for sustainable forest management and District Coordinator Berau
Arif Data Kusuma, Province Coordinator East Kalimantan
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic area manager for forest management unit development
The Center of Environment and Forestry Education and Training prepares a training curriculum on agroforestry for the FMU and communities
The Center for Environmental and Forestry Education Training (Pusdiklat SDM LHK) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, supported by FORCLIME, conducted a workshop to discuss a draft for an agroforestry training curriculum for the Forest Management Unit (KPH) staff and the communities on February 6, 2020 at Pusdiklat SDM LHK in Bogor. The workshop aims to collect input to improve the draft of the agroforestry training curriculum that has been prepared by FORCLIME. The improvement incorporates agroforestry experience gathered during field work into the current agroforestry training curricula. The workshop was participated by 26 structural officials and lecturers of the Training Center, Forest Investment Program (FIP II) and FORCLIME. During the workshop it was agreed that the prepared curriculum has to be practice-oriented and will be delivered using a blended-learning approach for more efficient implementation.
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Created: Monday, 17 February 2020
Wira Nastainul Hakim, Junior Adviser for Human Capacity Development
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic area manager for Human Capacity Development
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic area manager for Forest Management Unit (KPH) development
KPH Kapuas Hulu Timur in West Kalimantan produces and applies compost for its tree nursery
A training on production and application of compost as a means of soil improvement was conducted by GIZ on the 23rd of January as a follow-up to the tree nursery workshop conducted in December last year in Putussibau, Kapuas Hulu. Besides seeds, polybags, mineral soil and water high-quality compost is a key resource for the production of seedlings. The workshop was implemented in order to support the efforts of the Forest Management Unit (FMU) Kapuas Hulu Timur to establish a forest nursery, hence the participants were mainly FMU representatives. As a resource person the local compost producer from Putussibau, Lita Ernawati, shared her expertise and experiences with the participants.
Besides the main topic the participants also learned about agroforestry as Lita’s garden is a well-designed agroforestry system and about the cultivation of bacteria as a natural fertilizer. This was very inspiring and gave new impulses for further activities.
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Created: Tuesday, 04 February 2020
Petrus Derani, Technical Adviser for Non-Timber Forest Products and Social Forestry
Reinhard Hilliger, Development Advisor on Forest Management Units