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Research Report

Launching the Partnership and Assessing the Challenges Ahead: Learning Lessons Year 1 and 2 Forest Partnership: From Kalimantan Districts to the Global Market Place

Ferdinandus Agung Prasetyo
Krystof Obidzinski
Ahmad Dermawan
Copyright Date: Jan. 1, 2007
Pages: 87
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Table of Contents

  1. (pp. 1-3)

    The Forest Partnership: From Kalimantan Districts to the Global Market Place (Forest Partnership Programme, FPP) arose from the commitment made by the Dutch Minister of Development Cooperation during the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg in 2002 to support the objectives of the Asia Forest Partnership (AFP). The AFP is a partnership among governments (with Indonesia and Japan playing leading roles), intergovernmental organisations, NGOs and the private sector, focused on promoting sustainable forest management in Asia by addressing urgent issues such as governance, control of illegal logging, and restoration of degraded lands. The Netherlands has expressed interest in...

  2. (pp. 4-5)

    The conceptual foundation underpinning this report of lessons learned is the FPP original project proposal’s logical framework (logframe, presented in Annex II). For each module, the logframe consists of elements such as (expected) outcomes, indicators, assumptions and risks. The logframe is a critical element of this report, since measurement of success and recommendations for improvement will be based on the juxtaposition between the plan and (interim) achievements.

    The first report of lessons learned by the Forest Partnership Programme (FPP) will involve, among others, the following steps:

    Presentation of the current state of affairs on forest governance, international markets and forest...

  3. (pp. 6-52)

    For more than three decades, forests have played a significant role in supporting Indonesia’s economic development. However, unsustainable forest management practices have resulted in degradation and destruction of natural forest. In addition, lack of clarity in land tenure rights and land ownership has given rise to a significant level of conflict, which has also contributed to the degradation of natural forest. Finally, the economic crisis that hit Indonesia in 1997 and ended the centralised governance under president Suharto, put more pressures on the forests.

    As part of the post-Suharto reform process, the transition to decentralisation was expected to bring the...

  4. (pp. 53-57)

    Based on the proposal to DGIS, the duration of the project is planned to be about 5 years. For monitoring purposes this project is categorised into the following phases.

    First phase (2004–2005): Preparation Period. The concept of partnership was defined and the modalities and mechanisms of the Forest Partnership Project operationally designed. This period was a time for partners to adjust their conditions and preconceptions, among other things. Geographically, WWF-Indonesia (Module-2 and Module-3) focused on Private Sector Engagements (advocacy) at the international and national levels in relation to introducing best practices in forestry and oil palm development. Meanwhile, Tropenbos...

  5. (pp. 58-59)

    Based on lessons from the situation described in Chapter 3, all efforts will be dedicated to improving preconditions. The proposal for a conservation budget as one incentive mechanism is currently under review by the district conservation task force and will potentially contribute to better preconditions for forest practices in the private sector. A draft ministerial decree on that issue is also being prepared.

    Module 1, which has a strong field basis within districts, has the potential to promote and facilitate implementation of this decree and help improve a business environment (enforcement of laws against illegal logging, for instance).

    To reduce...