News & Updates

Friday, 03. January 2014

Completed Activities

- From the 21st to the 30th of October and from the 1st to the 10th of November 2013, WWF Indonesia and ID Holland completed a secondary data exploration for market analysis on carbon. The team organized one-to-one meetings with relevant carbon actors or donors such as GIZ, Ford Foundation, DFID and NORAD. The output of this research highlighted that the Indonesian government has not fully committed yet to influence global market in order to create carbon benefits sharing mechanisms. Thus, many carbon projects (such as the IAFCP-AUS ID project in Kabuapten Kuala Kapuas,Central Kalimantan – Indonesia) on implementation fail to meet the economic expectations. As a consequence of this market analysis, ForCES team in Indonesia should contact Ministry of Forestry and Indonesian’s carbon task force to get the suitable candidates for respondents.

- From 23 to 28 November 2013, a field work hydrology monitoring was conducted in three lakes in Meliau sub-villages (Kapuas Hulu Corridor, West Kalimantan). The data collected focused on water quantity and precipitations during the rainy season. This is the second monitoring field work conducted by hydrology expert in the same area, after a previous field study conducted during the the dry season on July 2013. The final hydrology monitoring report will allow the ForCES team to define precipitation patterns during the different seasons in the three lakes. These patterns will be after used to develop a monitoring and evaluation plan to assess water quality and quantity before-and-after the ecosystem service management plan runs. This final report will be crucial as water quantity is a potential ecosystem service.

- On 29 November 2013, ForCES team conducted hearing with local communities of Meliau and Pelaik sub-villages in West Kalimantan. The hearing aimed to reconfirm the legal entity and sub-village boundaries. So far,Meliau and Pelaik communities have clearly defined their boundary. This activity is very important to prevent future tenurial conflicts among the sub-villages.