Land Tenure Conflicts Learning at KPHP West Berau and KPHP Kapuas Hulu

WG-T | Bogor – Discussion of Land Tenure Learning in KPH was held by Working Group on Forest Land Tenure (WG-Tenure)  at Manggala Wanabakti, Jakarta. This session was in cooperation with the Ministry of Forestry and supported by GIZ. In proper order of its theme, “Lnad Tenure Conflicts Learning at KPHP West Berau and KPHP Kapuas Hulu”, so problem cases that could be proper sample to discussed were KPHP West Berau and KPHP Kapuas Hulu.

This discussion assembly was further action after 2013 and middle of 2014 WG-Tenure also was in cooperation with KPHP West Berau and KPHP Kapuas Hulu did land tenure assessment in both KPH regions, and its result was resumed became a great learning point which was also delivered at this event.

Discussion details was presented by Emila Widawati (Executive Director of WG-Tenure), Gamin, Denny, Drasospolino and Andiko (DKN/HuMa). This event also presented Director of Forestry Trading Development (BUK/Bina Usaha Kehutanan), representatives from Forest and Nature Conservation Patronageg (PHKA/Perlindungan Hutan dan Konservasi Alam), Director of Social Forestry Affairs, Pushumas, PUSDAL III, GIZ, IMN, Samdhana Institute, Partnership, FKKM, APHI and HuMa.

WG-Tenure realized that sustainable forest management needs enabling condition to be accomplished, such as a proper land tenure policy. There were about 17.6 – 24.4 millions ha forest area that have overlapping beyond control. Besides, in fact there were about 33 thousands village which have located within and around forest (UKP4, 2011). That would be such a challenge to Indonesia Government, find out how to straighten it up appropriately and justiciable.

Currently, WG-Tenure  is processing instructions book that necessary for involved parties regarding tenure conflicts. The book contents would be step by step of conflicts resolutions, starting from conflicts mapping until resolutions ways that had been took to accomplished it.

There were several learning points from this discussion notes, such as the following details:

  1. Many stake holders were appreciate land tenure assessment that had been done at several KPH.
  2. Conflicts mapping contributed in solving conflicts in general and better ways.
  3. Regarding to the book contents, it still needs shaped analysis of responsibility and competence of KPH, also about its human resources that had skilled regarding tenure issues which was occured at their regions.
  4. It was desiderated some efforts to support publication of Government Policy regarding Instructions of Conflicts Mapping and Its Resolutions at KPH region, as reference materials as for KPH management to solve tenure problems.

Through launching of Joint Decision Letter Four Ministry about Instructions of Land Tenure Conflict Resolutions in Forest Area, it was desiderated further publication regarding its policy to help implementation process directly at related site. (*)