Forest conflicts are occuring because the state’s dominance in managing forests has meant local communities’ have lost their hereditory rights. The government does have policies that grant access to communities to manage their forests, but this has not been complemented by the necessary knowledge or skills. While there have been some successes they are not scalable and the results have not had a substantial impact on poverty reduction. The Forest Governance Program (FGPII) is a continuation of FGP I which focussed on reducing emissions and improving the livelihoods of communities living in and around forest areas by supporting the implementation of the Indonesian government’s new Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) approach. To address issues related to climate change and REDD+, CBFM and forest tenure, the FGP collaborates with partners at national, provincial and district levels, providing funding and technical assistance.
Working closely with the provincial government in the REDD+ pilot province of Central Kalimantan, FGP II prepared the Provincial REDD+ Strategy and Action Plan (SRAP REDD+) which was officially endorsed by gubernatorial regulation, and the Local Greenhouse Gas Action Plan (RAD-GRK). Together with the government of Central Kalimantan they organized activities focusing on three areas: certainty of land tenure, forestry decentralization and bureaucratic reform, including increasing capacity for implementing REDD+. In order to work with indigenous communities, Kemitraan supported the Indigenous People’s Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN), in initiatives to recover indigenous control over traditional forest lands. Kemitraan facilitated CBFM capacity building and proposals in 31 districts covering a total area of 137,000 ha of Community Forests and Village Forests. In addition, together with partner NGOs Silvagama, Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW), and the Indonesian Centre for Environmental Law (ICEL), Kemitraan has been supporting efforts by national and local government agencies including the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to improve transparency and the handling of forestry crimes.
|Project name||:||Forest Governance Program Phase II (FGP II)|
|Source of funds||:||Norway|
|Project duration||:||July 2011 – June 2014|
|Geographical focus||:||Central Kalimantan, Southeast Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, Yogyakarta, and Papua|
Ministry of Forestry, Ministry of Environment, UKP4/Satgas REDD+, Central Kalimantan Provincial Government, JAVLEC, SSS, SCF, SAMANTA, KAMUKI, KBCF, AMAN,ICEL, ICW, SILVAGAMA, JKPP, WATALA, Government Climate and Forest Task Force
|Beneficiaries||:||Local people, CSOs, NGOs, central and local government|
|Responsible KemitraanOfficer||:||Hasbi Berliani|
|Responsible KemitraanUnit||:||Sustainable Development Governance (SDG)|