Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Applying Competence Based Learning (CBL) in the Forestry Education and Training Center

The Ministry of Forestry, through the Center of Forestry Education and Training (CFET) in collaboration with GIZ FORCLIME, organized a Workshop on “Strengthening the Implementation Plan of Competence Based Learning (CBL)” in Bogor on August 27th, 2013. Through this activity FORCLIME supports Human Capacity Development in the forestry sector.

The main objective of the workshop was to build a common understanding of the CBL concept. The workshop was attended by 35 officials and lecturers representing the CFET, the Forestry Training Centers (BDK) in Bogor and Samarinda  and the Center for Planning and Development of Human Resources in the Ministry of Forestry (Pusrenbang SDMK). Two consultants, funded by FORCLIME, conducted the workshop, which was facilitated by Edy Marbyanto, FORCLIME’s Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development.

In his opening speech, the Head of CFET welcomed this positive activity that is in line with the CFET programme for CBL development, which currently focuses on designing Standards for Competence-Based Technical and Administrative Training in the Forestry Sector (Standar Diklat Teknis dan Administrasi Berbasis Kompetensi Jabatan Kehutanan, Stadita Kombatan).

Many of participants were very interested in the topic and expressed their enthusiasm to be involved in the subsequent Training of Trainers (ToT) for CBL that will be conducted from 2nd to 6th of September 2013.

For further information please contact:
Edy Marbyanto
Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development

Training on Tree Nursery Development at the Forest Management Unit in Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan

Aiming at strengthening capacities for Forest Management Unit (FMU) management, FORCLIME works together with the Model FMU in Kapuas Hulu as well as the District Forest Service to conduct training on tree nursery establishment. The objective of the training is to enhance the capacity of FMU staff and local communities in providing good quality tree seedlings for various purposes. Moreover, the acquired competencies are expected to be the basis for the business development of the FMU.

Training materials used cover: planning of seed production, the seed production process starting with seed procurement, maintenance, control of pests and diseases until nursery establishment which includes site selection techniques, preparation of seedbed location, and installation of irrigation systems for watering the seedlings. The training included both direct practice in the field  and theoretical presentations in the classroom.

The training was held for 4 days from 29th of July until 1st of August 2013 in Putussibau and was opened by the Head of the Plantation and Forestry Service (Disbunhut) of Kapuas Hulu, Drs. Hasan, MSi. who,. in his opening speech, highly appreciated the training activities.
The 18 participants in the training belonged to various institutions such as Disbunhut of Kapuas Hulu, FMU Kapuas Hulu, Extension Forestry Unit, Saka Wana Bhakti, and the FORCLIME Programme Management Unit in the district (District Project Management Unit - DPMU).

For further information please contact:
Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager for FMU Development
Ali Mustofa, Thematic Leader for Community Empowerment

International BMZ Conference “Forests for Future Generations”

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development held an international conference entitled “Forests for Future Generations” on 11 and 12 June 2013 in Berlin. The objectives of the conference were fourfold:
1.    Promoting sustainable forest management in the tropics with its three dimensions of economic, social and ecological viability;
2.    Scaling up sustainable and legal wood products;
3.    Exploring options for alliances between public and private sector, and civil society;
4.    Increasing awareness among procurers and consumers that avoiding tropical timber is not the way to save tropical forests.

The conference was attended by more than 160 high-ranking decision makers from governments, civil society, private sector and universities. From Indonesia, Dr. Yetti Rusli, Ir. Helmi Basalamah and Pak Andi Daryanto, all from the Ministry of Forestry, Pak Agus Setyarso (SEKNAS-KPH) and Prof. Soeyitno Soedirman (University of Mulawarman) attended the conference. The delegation was accompanied by FORCLIME’s Programme Director, Mr. Rolf Krezdorn.

Mr. Dirk Niebel, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, welcomed the participants at the conference in his opening speech. For Indonesia, Dr. Yetti Rusli delivered a keynote speech entitled “Public and Private Responsibility for Sustainability” on behalf of Dr. Hadi Daryanto, Secretary General of the Ministry of Forestry.

Further information on the conference and presentations given during various sessions can be found on BMZ’s website

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