Indonesia: Sustainable Forest and Biodiversity Management in Borneo

Sovereign Project | 44413-012

Summary

The CDTA will contribute to the impact of sustainable use of forest resources in HOB Indonesai by strengthening the mahgment capacity of GOI on natural resources managment. This impact will be measured by the following indicators: (i) expansion of forest cover; (ii) improvement in the proportion of timber produced from sustainable tree plantations relative to the volume sourced from wild stock; and (iii) reduction in carbon dioxide emission.

The outcome of the Project is improved management of natural resources in the HOB Indonesia. Improvements in management will be reflected by the following indicators: (i) additional one million hectares of protected area established; (ii) strengthened capacity for sustainable forest and biodiversity management at the national, provincial, and district HOB Working Groups as reflected by greater coordination and cooperation among levels; and (iii) completed protection forest plans in four districts.

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Project Name Sustainable Forest and Biodiversity Management in Borneo
Project Number 44413-012
Country Indonesia
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8331-INO: Sustainable Forest and Biodiversity Management in Borneo
Climate Change Fund US$ 1.25 million
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Land-based natural resources management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The CDTA will contribute to the impact of sustainable use of forest resources in HOB Indonesai by strengthening the mahgment capacity of GOI on natural resources managment. This impact will be measured by the following indicators: (i) expansion of forest cover; (ii) improvement in the proportion of timber produced from sustainable tree plantations relative to the volume sourced from wild stock; and (iii) reduction in carbon dioxide emission.

The outcome of the Project is improved management of natural resources in the HOB Indonesia. Improvements in management will be reflected by the following indicators: (i) additional one million hectares of protected area established; (ii) strengthened capacity for sustainable forest and biodiversity management at the national, provincial, and district HOB Working Groups as reflected by greater coordination and cooperation among levels; and (iii) completed protection forest plans in four districts.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The CDTA is part of ADB's support to the BIMP-EAGA. This support is key to the implementation of ADB's regional cooperation and integration strategy. In particular, the CDTA will assist the GOI in implementing its NSPA for the HOB and in carrying out the HOB Tri-Country Plan of Action as part of its cooperative arrangement with Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia. The project responds to the call of the ASEAN to protect the HOB in recognition of its role as the depository of the region's biodiversity and carbon sink and as a platform for honoring regional (e.g., ASEAN resolutions and agreements on sustainable development, wildlife trade, and transborder environmental pollution) and international commitments (e.g., Convention of Biological Diversity and Millennium Development Goals). Since 1997, ADB has been supporting efforts of the ASEAN to improve environmental quality at the regional level. At the national level, the CDTA supports ADB's strategy for strengthening environmental and natural resources management in Indonesia. Specifically, the CDTA is closely linked to ADB's strategy for improved environmental governance through institutional restructuring, policy strengthening, and legal development as well as support for building enhanced capability and transparency.
Impact Sustainable use of forest resources in the HOB Indonesia
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved management of forest resources and biodiversity in four districts in HOB Indonesia
Progress Toward Outcome The TA was declared effective on 26 March 2014. Implementation arrangements shall be adjusted to address the evolving needs of the project while ensuring substantial and quality outputs.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Strengthen capacity and institutions for sustainable forest and biodiversity management

2. Exercise the REDD+ implementation at local level

3. Pilot area for PES and sustainable financing schemes for forest and biodiversity management

4. Effective project management delivered

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The activities under various outputs have been elaborated to reflect the current situation on the ground.

(i) Under Output 1, capacity building for enhancing sustainable forest management in HOB area, periodic roundtable meetings among local stakeholders has been added and tri-country roundtable dialogue among Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Malaysia has been retained to highlight the importance of and the need to promote local and regional knowledge sharing and dissemination.

(ii) Under Output 2, REDD+ assessments will be conducted in at least 4 sites and at least 1 REDD+ demonstration site will be established.

(iii) Under Output 3, establishment of sustainable financing and payment for ecosystem services schemes demonstration models are the main focus.

(iv) Under Output 4, an exit strategy will be developed to ensure sustainability and replicability of TA outcomes.

A national coordinator/team leader has been recruited as an individual consultant to ensure efficient implementation of the TA at the national and provincial levels. Recruitment is ongoing for a national field coordinator as an individual consultant and an international consulting firm to provide project management services in the day-to-day technical and administrative operations of the project management office and project implementing units in West and North Kalimantan.

In 2015, to date the EA has established the PMO in Bogor, selected the district of Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan Province, and Malinau in North Kalimantan Province to work with the Forest Management Unit (KPH) in addition to the two national parks as the areas for project interventions. The introduction of the TA to stakeholders in relevant provinces and districts as well as the Kayan Mentarang and Betung Kerihun National Park will be carried out from April to June 2015. Engagement with relevant stakeholders in project sites and development of a plan for strengthening capacity building will be done by the project management consultant.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design ADB consulted with GOI; the Indonesian HOB Technical Working Group, provincial, district and local governments; and development partners.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder consultations in West and North Kalimantan are planned after June 2015 to orient local communities on project activities and confirm priority interventions.
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Consulting Services

The Project will require 39 person-months of international and 130 personmonths

of national consulting services or a total of about 169 person-months. The consultants (through

an international consulting firm that will serve as PMC) will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the

Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The PMC will be chosen

using quality- and cost-based selection method (80:20), following the Guidelines on the Use of

Consultants and Its Borrowers (2010, as amended from time to time). It will provide technical and

management services over the duration of the Project. It will be headed by a team leader, who will

oversee the overall implementation of the Project, including field operations that are coordinated and

managed by the project implementation units. The PMC, with ADB and executing agency concurrence,

will select qualified local nongovernment organizations, academic and research institutions, or other

specialized institutions to undertake specific project activities, such as the conduct of pilot PES

mechanisms, REDD+ demonstrations, etc.

Responsible ADB Officer Pantja Putih Wardani
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Indonesia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Directorate of Env'mental Srvs &Conservation_AreasJl. Ir. Ir. H. H. Juanda No. No. Juanda,
15 Bogor, Bogor, Indonesia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Sep 2010
Fact Finding 28 Feb 2011 to 13 Mar 2011
MRM -
Approval 26 Feb 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 8331-INO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Feb 2013 26 Mar 2014 26 Mar 2014 31 Aug 2016 28 Feb 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,950,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,950,000.00 26 Feb 2013 102,121.57
Title Document Type Document Date
Sustainable Forest and Biodiversity Management in Borneo Technical Assistance Reports Feb 2013

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