17 December 2018 Indonesia
The management of Essential Ecosystem Areas (KEE) Orangutan Corridor in Sungai Putri - Gunung Tarak - Gunung Palung Landscape has become a joint commitment outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in a meeting at the West Kalimantan Provincial Forest Service Office on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Nine institutions that signed the MoU were the Directorate of Essential Ecosystem Management (BPEE) MoEF, West Kalimantan Forest Agency, Bappeda Ketapang, PT Kayung Agro Lestari, PT Gemilang Makmur Subur, PT Laman Mining, Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), International Animal Rescue Indonesia (YIARI), and Tropenbos Indonesia (TI).
31 October 2018 Indonesia
Tropenbos Indonesia (TI) in collaboration with The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) Indonesia organized a Participatory Action Research and Village Development Workshop in Ketapang held at Aston Hotel Ketapang on Monday, 18 October 2018. The event was attended by 49 participants from Bappeda, Balitbang, PMPD Agency, Distanakbun Ketapang District, Sub-district Heads of Matan Hilir Utara and Matan Hilir Selatan, Village Heads of Sungai Putri and Laman Satong, Gunung Palung National Park Office, private sector (PT KAL and PT BGA), and NGOs (PMP, Yiari, Asri, AidEnvironment and Yayasan Palung). The workshop aims to share the result of Participatory Action Research (PAR) implementation method carried out in Laman Satong and Sungai Putri villages.
05 October 2018 Indonesia
Researcher of Tropenbos Indonesia (TI), Dr. Atiek Widayati, presented the mapping result of Social Forestry Potential Area in West Kalimantan Province conducted by TI at “the Coaching Clinic on Facilitation Activities of Proposals and Technical Verification of Social Forestry in West Kalimantan Province”. The coaching clinic was organized by West Kalimantan Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership (PSKL) Office, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) at Orchardz Hotel Pontianak, 27-29 September 2018.
02 October 2018 Indonesia
Tropenbos Indonesia (TI) provided technical training on organic fertilizer production in "Capacity Building Training for Sungai Putri Farmer Group" organized by Village Government of Sungai Putri, Matan Hilir Utara Sub-district, Ketapang Regency, West Kalimantan. The activity that was carried out at Sungai Putri Village Office, on 24 September 2018, was funded by the 2018 Village Fund and attended by 20 participants from the village’s farmer group and the management of Village Owned Enterprises (BUMDes).
21 September 2018 Indonesia
To improve the ability to manage tours for members of the Tourism Awareness Group (Pokdarwis) Lama Satong Village, Ketapang Regency, West Kalimantan, Tropenbos Indonesia (TI) facilitated four Pokdarwis members to take part in the Tour Guide training held in Pontianak, 20-23 September 2018. "We saw the need to set up human resources (HR) who have the knowledge and expertise of tourism so that they will be able to develop the potential of tourism in the village," said Hendra Gunawan, TI facilitator during the discussion with the Board Pokdarwis at TI office in Ketapang, on Monday (17 September 2018).
18 September 2018 Indonesia
Tropenbos Indonesia (TI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PT Sawit Mitra Abadi (SMA), a subsidiary of Genting Group operating in Ketapang District, West Kalimantan. The signing of the MoU was carried out by Dr. Edi Purwanto as Director of TI and Dr. Faizal Amri Amran as representative of PT SMA at the Tropenbos Indonesia office in Bogor, Tuesday, August 28, 2018.