Crafting multistakeholder agreement on developing Community based forest management policies by johnrr3


									Crafting multistakeholder
agreement on developing
Community based forest management
policies and practises

                 A district level process in
                  Wonosobo, Central Java
Land cover of Java Island

•    Wonosobo is one of 38 districts in Central Java Province and covers a land area of
     98,500 hectares (3% of the province).
•    Located in the foothills of the Serayu Mountain Range at the center of the island of
     Java, Wonosobo is known as the gate to Dieng Plateau where the Java’s oldest
     Hindu temples located.
•    Wonosobo is a head of tree main watersheds in Central Java Province: Serayu,
     Bogowonto and Luk Ulo.
•    Population has grown rapidly (733,000 in Y 2001) represents 3% of Central Java
•    More than 30% of the district is on a slope of 40 degrees or more, with altitudes
     between 270-3,250 masl and rains of 2,000-3,000 mm annually.
•    With the steep slopes of this land-locked district, Wonosobo can be considered an
     environmentally critical area for erosion and landslides.
•    Wonosobo state forest covers more than 19.2% of total area. There are two forest
     management units of Perhutani (State-owned Forestry Company) i.e. South Kedu
     and North Kedu .
•    South Kedu FMU covers 8,934.72 ha, made of pine and agathis plantation. North
     Kedu FMU covers an area of 9,961.7 ha, covered with pine plantation.
•    Though the landscape is hilly, most of the state forest area constitute as
     production forest (67.96%), with only 31.59% preserve forest, 0.27% conservation
     forest, and 0.11% recreation forest.
•    There are approximately 20,000 ha dry land managed as community forest by local
     communities. The main species are Paraserianthes falcataria, locally named as
               Recent forestry practice
     during transisional time in forest state land
2.   Policy of CBFM Progress:
        •    No agreed technical arrangement of the CBFM implementation
             between 3 actors (community, business-SFC, government)
        •    Low understanding on the application schemes of CBFM among
             the district government institutions

3.   Forestry Management Patterns:
        •    State forest company (Perhutani) keeps on develop joint forest
            management system (PHBM), based on the business plan of the
            Perhutani. Implementation of PHBM program always find any
            dificulties by objection of community
        •   Community develop its own system on occupying the state
            forest-land with the advanced agroforestry practices, based on
            District regulation of CBFM No 22 in Wonosobo
        •   No mutual understanding on the field level of those 2 different
Occupaying state forest land by community
                 Building Forest Management
                  Agreement in Wonosobo
3.   Policy progress of autonomy in Indonesia:
          •   Decree 22 Year 1999 of District Governance (District Autonomy)
          •   District autonomy points out the AUTONOMY in VILLAGE LEVEL
          •   Empowerment of the VILLAGE is the key issue
          •   District Regulation of Wonosobo No. 22 Year 2001 of Community
              Based Forest Management

4.   Sharing the roles in district development:
         •    Three main actors of the development: community, private sector
              business, & district government
         •    Participation and collaboration of each actors are needed
         •    The main objective of forestry is sustainable uses of the resources
              to support people’s welfare (ecological aspects, social aspects, &
              economical aspects)
       Leveling of the Forest Agreement:

1. Local level:
    Community plan to have a common-ground and commitment of
    the forest farmers

2. District level:
    Support mechanism of the community plans
    Inter-party dialogues facilitated by The Multistakeholder Forestry
    Team to recognize the community plans

3. National level :
    Several policy dialogues between the national policy makers
    (Perhutani, Forestry Department, Internal affairs Dept.) and
    Wonosobo Multistakeholder Forestry team
     Progress Agreements of Forestry
              at District level:
2.   Recent Agreements
•    Perhutani and Wonosobo government agreement on Wonosobo Forest
     Resources management (Hotel Indonesia Agreement)
•    Perhutani and Wonosobo government Memorandum of Understanding on
     Wonosobo Forest Resources management (Mou Head of Wonosobo and
     Head of Perhunani Unit I in Central Java)

2. Subtanstial issues of Agreement
•    Transparancy among stakeholder in forest management
•    Ecological, social and economical aspect based on local specific as a main
     issues in forest management
•    Trying on piloting “New” concept of Wonosobo forest resources
•    Building Wonosobo Forest Forum as sincronizing and coordinating on
     forest management
          Relational diagram of stakeholder on
             developing forestry agreement
           Perhutani      Community         District           Local     NGO’s
          (state forest    as Forest      government/        Represen-
           company)       User Groups      executive          tatives

                           Communty              Community
                            planning             based forest
Joint forest
                                                  dialog team
                             Adhoc team for
                             Wonosobo forest

                             Wonosobo forest
    Chronology of Main Dialogue Events, 2002-2003
    Date                     Agenda                                                    Outcome
26 Feb 02   Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team –   3rd DPR raised no objection to PSDHBM’s aims of forest preservation and
            3rd Commission Indonesia Legislative         well-being of the local people
            Assembly (DPR)
26 Feb 02   Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team –   Internal Affairs Department considers PSDHBM in Wonosobo a positive step
            Internal Affairs Department                  towards Regional Autonomy.
5 March     CBFRM policy dialogue                        Full support for PSDHBM District Regulation No. 22/ 2001 (PSDHBM) and for
02                                                       the immediate commencement of implementation in the regions.
3 July 02   Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team –   Minister does not fully comprehend PSDHBM, and places Ir. Triyono as
            Forestry Minister                            mediator between Wonosobo and Perhutani.
10 Aug 02   Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team     Ir. Triyono presents ‘mid-way’ management plan
            with Perhutani, facilitated by Ir. Triyono
21 Aug 02   Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team     Draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Wonosobo Regional
            with Perhutani, facilitated by Ir. Triyono   Government and Perhutani. Agreed to try PSDHBM in 30 villages
27 Aug 02   Signing of MoU                               - Perhutani sends a new MoU draft that differs from the previous agreement.
                                                         - MoU not signed.
3 Oct 02    Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team –
            Perhutani                                    greement in Hotel Radisson revised:

                                                              no reference to PSDHBM

                                                            agreed to use new term, Forest Resource Management in Wonosobo
30 Oct 02   Signing of Mutual Agreement                  Wonosobo Regency and Perhutani agreed on new concept of Forest Resource
                                                         Management (FRM) in Wonosobo
                                                            Muiltistakeholder Team proposed that Wonosobo develops the conceptual

25 Nov 02   Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team     draftteam agreed to keep on the Radisson’s Hotel Agreement on 21 August
                                                         The for FRM Wonosobo
            (Preparation for Meeting with Perhutani)     2002 (PSDHBM trial in 30 villages)
26 Nov 02   Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team     No agreement reached.
            with Perhutani                               Differences in views on authority for and techical aspects of afforestation
Date                          Agenda                                                            Outcome
3 Jan 2003   Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team             Planned to hold forums with Internal Affairs Department to clarify aspects on
                                                                  the PSDHBM District Regulation

7 Jan 2003   Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team –           Agreed to facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogues to review articles in the
             Internal Affairs Department                          District Regulation that are conflicting with each other

16           Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team             Agreed to issue revisions on some crucial conflicting articles in the District
January                                                           Regulation
17           Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team –           Team of HI withdrawn. Agreed that some articles in the District Regulation
January      Perhutani                                            could raise conflicts in authority among parties
18 – 19      Inter-village farmers meeting                        Forest farmers with NGOs once again raised their conformity and support to
January                                                           PSDHBM implementation.
10           Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team             Several detailed explanations to be incorporated in the technical guidelines
February                                                          to clarify conflicting articles. District Regulation will remain as is.
7 – 8 May    Inter-village farmers meeting                        Common agenda of hastening PSDHBM implementation in more forest
2003                                                              villages.

9 May        Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team –           No clear explanation why Internal Affairs Department objected to the District
2003         Internal Affairs Department                          Regulation.
             (Clarification on Objection from Internal Affairs)   The team affirmed its decision to retain the present form of District
25 June      Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team             Agreed to develop ‘Clearing and Protection House’ in Wonosobo for any field
2003                                                              concerns during PSDHBM implementation

23 August    Wonosobo Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Team –           A Small Multistakeholder Team formed to facilitate the development of the
2003         Perhutani                                            conceptual Model on FRM in Wonosobo. Also agreed to develop Forum
                                                                  Hutan Wonosobo (Wonosobo Forestry Forum) or FHW
                               District government
Village-district meeting       field visit at CBFM land

Inter-Village farmer meeting   Multistakeholder meeting
Forest Management Issues:
 Uncertainty of legalicy (permission,
  authorisation) status of community based forest
  management in transitional time
 There is no production sharing formulation that
  can be accepted by main stakeholder
  (community as FUG, district government, village
  government and Perhutani)
 Conflicting planting strategies of community
  and Perhutani
 Management agreements often disturbed by
  Perhutani bussines plan
 Institusional arrangement of forestry at district
  level not built yet.
                        Progess on forestry
                       policies and practises
                          at district level
 Community planning to be implemented at field
 Dialouge process as a mechanism of conlict
  resolution among the parties both in village
  level and district level
 Involvement many parties with more clear roles.
 Collaboration seeks “new concept” of
  Wonosobo forest resources management
What next on transitional time
  Enhance village-district communication in field
   agenda process.
  Negotiate field context condition with proposed
   resources management concept.
  Push the Wonosobo Forestry Forum as shelter
   for forest management by community.
  Conflict resolution in forest user group/village
   with Perhutani by agreement of both sides.
Thank you


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