FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
With the purpose of offering support aimed at improving the welfare of forest farmers working within the province of Central Sulawesi, FORCLIME, working in collaboration with the Central Sulawesi Forestry Service, recently organized a series of training sessions on Digital Marketing for community development mentors from Forest Management Units (KPH), the administrators of forest farmers’ groups and Social Forestry Business Groups (KUPS). The objective of these training sessions was to increase the competence of mentors and KUPS administrators as they work to expand marketing networks for farmers’ products through the application of digital technology. Basic Digital Marketing Training was held in September 2022, which was then followed up with coaching sessions in November 2022. Participants also formed a WhatsApp group in order to share experiences relating to the development of their digital marketing.
The basic training was followed up with Advanced Digital Marketing Training, which was held from 25 - 28 July 2023. This advanced training aimed to improve skills through the use of various digital marketing platforms, in addition to developing standard operating procedures for digital marketing-based business management.
In the wake of the completion of this advanced training session, participants will receive online coaching. During this activity, participants will also receive guidance on the preparation of digital marketing service procedures. In addition, an experience-sharing session is also planned with digital marketing participants from Papua Province, who will be able to both provide input and learn from each other.
In an effort to strengthen forest farmer groups (KTH) as they work towards the operation of independent and sustainable businesses, the Papua Province Forestry and Environment Service, working in conjunction with FORCLIME, held a recent training session on basic business development for KTH in supported villages in Jayapura, Papua Province from 25 to 28 July 2023. Initially, five villages were being supported in Papua Province, specifically: Dosai, Tablasupa, Babrongko, Wasur and Yanggandur. However, the last two of these villages have now been incorporated into South Papua Province. The training sessions were also aiming to strengthen Forest Management Units (KPH) in relation to the provision and facilitation of entrepreneurship and business development for KTH. The training, which was opened by the Head of the Forestry Planning Division of the Papua Province Forestry and Environment Service, Dr. Estiko Tri Wiradyo, SH, M.Sc., was organized by RIWANI Globe, a business development and human-capital consulting agency. Topics studied during this Basic Training included business group development, identification of business opportunities, market analysis and the preparation of simple business plans.
As a follow-up to this activity, online basic coaching sessions will soon be organized, followed by face-to-face advanced training and online advanced coaching sessions.
The province of Southwest Papua was only established in December 2022, and in an effort to optimize work at the site level, the Southwest Papua Province Environmental, Forestry and Agricultural Service (Dinas LHKP) is working with Section II of the Maluku-Papua Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership Agency (BPSKL) in order to encourage the formation of a Working Group (Pokja) for the Acceleration of Social Forestry (PPS). The Pokja PPS is ultimately aiming to support social forestry programmes in Southwest Papua Province through coordination, collaboration, synergy between stakeholders, coaching, supervision and support for cross-sector collaborations.
The Pokja PPS for Southwest Papua Province was formed through the issuance of Decree of the Governor of Southwest Papua Number 184.108.40.206/69/6/2023 last June. Following up on this decree, the Dinas LHKP held a meeting with Pokja PPS members on 28 July 2023 in the Meeting Room of the Southwest Papua Center for Conservation and Natural Resources (BBKSDA) in Sorong. The purpose of the meeting was to provide coordination in relation to the preparation of strategic and action plans, as well as to map out the distribution of roles and responsibilities among Pokja members in relation to the implementation of their activities. The meeting was opened by the Head of the Southwest Papua Province Environmental, Forestry and Agricultural Service, Mr. Julian Kelly Kambu ST., M.Sc., and was attended by Pokja PPS members and development partners from Southwest Papua Province.
During the meeting, the Head of Section II at BPSKL Maluku-Papua, Ms. Lilian Komaling, S.Hut., M.Sc., explained the Social Forestry Programme in Southwest Papua Province. Instruction was then given by the Head of the Southwest Papua Province Environmental, Forestry and Agricultural Service. In his presentation, Mr. Julian Kelly Kambu explained that Southwest Papua Province was to become a model for the acceleration of Social Forestry on the island of Papua. This Social Forestry Programme is aiming to improve people’s welfare in order to achieve and maintain sustainable forests.
For more information, please contact:
Nita Yohana, Advisor 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