“Understanding conflict is important before you can deal with it effectively… Some conflicts can be avoided entirely, or at least kept from escalating, if you understand what is happening, your style and attitudes about conflict and its causes.”
– Chuck Bokor, “Community Readiness for Economic Development – Resolving Conflict Order”, (Fatctsheet No. 01, Economic Development Unit/OMAFRA, 2006)
WG-T | Bogor –
Conflicts frequently arise due to tenurial issues in forestry sector in Indonesia. This is a reality that recognized by various parties –either the government, businessmen, or civil society. Nonetheless, perceptions and comprehensions of the parties about the occurrence of the conflicts are depending on their own views. Whereas the conflicts will be easier to be directed into a resolving process that acceptable by all of the parties if they had similarities upon their perceptions and comprehensions.
To work over this condition, Working Group on Forest Land Tenure (WG-Tenure) continue to support the efforts on how to increase competencies and capabilites of the aforementioned parties about land tenurial conflicts and comprehensions over the occurrence of the conflicts by organizing training programs. There was a conflict mapping training program that held on March 24-29 2014 in Fave Hotel, Cidangiang St. No. 01, Bogor.
It was organized by WG-Tenure in cooperation with Forestry Training Center (Pusdiklat Kehutanan) and supported by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit).
The total participants of this program are 11 people, from Widiaiswara Forestry Training Center, Widiaiswara Forestry Training Bureau (BDK) of Pematang Siantar, Forestry Training Bureau of Riau, Forestry Training Bureau of Bogor, Forestry Training Bureau of Kadipaten, Forestry Training Bureau of Samarinda, Forestry Training Bureau of Makassar, and Forestry Training Bureau of Kupang), and an independent participant from Samarinda.
The opening of the program was commited by Dr. Ir. Agus Justianto, M.Sc., as the Head of Forestry Training Center of Bogor along with Dr. Ir. Iman Santoso, M.Sc., as a Coordinator of WG-Tenure Management Committee. In his welcome speech, Dr. Ir. Agus Justianto, M.Sc., delivered about the three significant pillars of Forestry Development, “Low Carbon Emission Development”, “Resources Efficiency”, and “Social Inclusiveness”.
Besides a theory class that presented in Fave Hotel, there was a field work that held in Kiara Sari Village, Sukajaya Sub-district, Bogor Regency. The village is one of many villages that located in Halimun Ecosystem around the Mount Halimun-Salak National Park.
This was the section 8 since the first training program in 2009 that organized by WG-Tenure. It was attractively different compared to several previous programs, because it was the first program that applied a new Curriculum and Syllabus (Kursil) –legitimated by the decree No. 35/Dik2/2014 of Forestry Training Center. The four analytical methods were adopted from the previous Kursil, they were Rapid Tenure Land Assesment (RaTA), Analysis based on Conflict Types (AGATA), Gender Analysis on Forest Resources Management and the documentation of data conflicts (HuMa-win).
The purpose of this program is to give a knowledge, skill, and manner to the involved parties of conflict mapping, analysis on conflict resolutions, and the documentation of data conflicts.
After their indulgence in this program, the parties are expected to master the analytical methods concerning conflict mapping, in order to be used as teaching or practicing materials in resolving land tenurial conflicts in forestry sector. (*)