Since 2022, FORCLIME has been supporting the Forestry and Environment Service (DKLH) of Papua Province in developing the Provincial Forestry Plan (RKTP). This process got underway with a kick-off meeting that was held in November 2022 and continued through a series of meetings and discussions that continued until early 2023.
The draft RKTP was finally completed in March 2023. Meanwhile, to secure stakeholder input, DKLH Papua, supported by FORCLIME, held a public consultation on 17 March 2023 in Jayapura, Papua. This public consultation was also conducted online. The event was chaired by Assistant II for Economic and People's Welfare, Regional Secretary of Papua Province, Suzana Wainggai, S.pd, M.SocSc, and was attended by the Head of DKLH Papua Province, Jan Jap L. Ormuseray S.H., M.Si, Directorate of Plan of Use and the Establishment of Forest Management Areas (RPPWPH) at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), relevant Regional Apparatus Organizations (OPD) within the Papua Provincial Government, MoEF Technical Management Units (UPT) operating within Papua Province, Forest Management Units (FMU) and Branches of Environment and Forestry Services (CDLHK) operating within Papua Province, the Papua Regional House of Representatives for Environment and Forestry, Customary Peoples Institutions, as well as representatives of customary peoples and development partners in Papua.
During her opening remarks, Mrs. Suzana Wainggai stated: "In accordance with Papua's Vision 2100, which prioritizes environmentally sound, low-emissions developments, as well as cultural approaches and local wisdom, we must ensure that the relevant commitments are fulfilled through real policies and actions that are based on good forestry planning, one of which is through the RKTP". The speech was followed by a briefing from Ir. Neni Supreni, M.Si from the Directorate of RPPWPH MoEF, who is the Chairperson of the Forestry Macro Plan Working Group and who provided materials that relate to RKTP for national and regional planning.
The activity continued with a presentation of the draft RKTP document that was given by the drafting team and which was aimed at soliciting input from the participants present. The participants then offered their input in accordance with the authorities, duties and responsibilities of their relevant institutions.
The resulting document will ultimately be finalized based on input and will subsequently be stipulated through a Decree of the Governor of Papua.
For more information, please contact:
Theodora F. Resubun, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua Province
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces