Indonesia: Sustainable Forest and Biodiversity Management in Borneo

Sovereign Project | 44413-012 Status: Active

Summary

The TA will contribute to the impact of sustainable use of forest resources in Heart of Borneo (HOB) Indonesia by strengthening the management capacity of GOI on natural resources managment. This impact will be measured by the following indicators: (i) expansion or maintaining of forest cover; (ii) carbon sequestration capacity; 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) 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 (ii) completed protection forest plans in two districts within established forest management units in HOB Indonesia (Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan Province and Malinau in North Kalimantan Province).

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Project Name Sustainable Forest and Biodiversity Management in Borneo
Project Number 44413-012
Country Indonesia
Project Status Active
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
Global Environment Facility US$ 2.53 million
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 TA will contribute to the impact of sustainable use of forest resources in Heart of Borneo (HOB) Indonesia by strengthening the management capacity of GOI on natural resources managment. This impact will be measured by the following indicators: (i) expansion or maintaining of forest cover; (ii) carbon sequestration capacity; 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) 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 (ii) completed protection forest plans in two districts within established forest management units in HOB Indonesia (Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan Province and Malinau in North Kalimantan Province).

The TA has four outputs: (i) strengthened capacity and institutions for sustainable forest and biodiversity management; (ii) exercise the REDD+ implementation at local level; (iii) pilot area for PES and sustainable financing schemes for forest and biodiversity management; and (iv) effective project management delivered.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA 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 TA will assist the GOI in implementing its National Plan of Action (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 TA supports ADB's strategy for strengthening environmental and natural resources management in Indonesia. Specifically, the TA 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 approved by the Government of Indonesia on 26 March 2014 with a condition that the TA should be implemented within forest management units (FMUs). Out of the four districts envisaged at project design, only two districts have FMU established. Thus, the TA is implemented in the district of Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan Province, and Malinau in North Kalimantan Province.
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 project implementation started with mobilization of the Project Management Consultant in September 2015. One village in each of the two project districts has been selected and approved by the Project Steering Committee in February 2016. The TA and the selected villages have been socialized to the local governments and communities in March 2016. The 2016 work plan has been prepared.
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 have been carried out in May and June 2015 to orient national and local governments 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.

Procurement The procurement of the Project Management Consultant (PMC) package was completed in August 2015. The PMC consists of 30 person-months of international and 124 person-months of national consultants' inputs or a total of 154 person-months.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Pantja Wardani
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Indonesia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Directorate of Environmental Services and Conservation Areas
Jl. Ir. Ir. H. H. Juanda No. No. Juanda, 15 Bogor

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 2016

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 2,527,270.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,477,270.00 26 Feb 2013 578,329.54
Title Document Type Document Date
Sustainable Forest and Biodiversity Management in Borneo Technical Assistance Reports Feb 2013

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  • 27 Feb 2013 | Infographic

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