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Exhibition in the Ministry of Forestry to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Forests

International Day of Forest 2014

As part of a series of national and regional events organised in the name of the United Nations International Day of Forests, dated 21st of March, the Ministry of Forestry, supported by FORCLIME, held a one-day exhibition on 17th of March 2014 which focussed on the use of and benefits from forests, including forest management and Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) such as agarwood (gaharu), snakes, honey or mushrooms. The exhibition booth shared by FORCLIME and several departments in the Ministry of Forestry was also visited by the Minister of Forestry, Mr. Zulkifli Hasan, who also came to attend the celebrations. The event, accompanied with various speeches and lectures, combined both the International Day of Forests (March 21st) and the Indonesian Forester’s Day (March 16th).

Other events to celebrate the International Day of Forests 2014 in Indonesia – which takes place under the theme “Our Forest Our Future” – include, for instance, TV and radio advertising to highlight the importance of forests, a social media online photo contest, or a nationwide community tree planting action on 21st of March.

For more information, please contact:
The Center of International Cooperation, Ministry of Forestry
Gedung Manggala Wanabhakti, Blok VII Lantai 4
Jl. Gatot Subroto, Senayan, Jakarta 10270
Phone:  +62-21-5701114/5730326   Fax.: +62-21-5720210


Celebration of the International Day of Forest in Indonesia

IDF 2014

Following the success of the International Year of Forests 2011, the United Nations (UN) through its resolution 67/200 declared the 21st of March as the International Day of Forest (IDF), with the aim to celebrate and raise public awareness about the importance of all types of forests and of trees growing outside the forests. In line with the referred UN decision, the Ministry of Forestry, supported by GIZ FORCLIME, holds a series of events celebrating the IDF 2014.

Given that the IDF on March the 21st is close to the Forester Devoted Day (FDD) dated March 16, the celebration of IDF is synchronized with the FDD, as follows:
1.    A nationwide planting action on 21st of March 2014 by the Indonesian community.
2.    Tree Planting by the International Community in Jakarta on 12th of March.
3.    A one-day exhibition celebrating the International Forest Day 2014 on 17th of March at the premise of the Ministry of Forestry.
4.    A Photo Contest though Social Media (Facebook).

For more information, please visit the website of the Ministry of Forestry on

Acceleration of FMU development in East and North Kalimantan

percepatan KPH di Kaltim dan Kaltara

In collaboration with the Faculty of Forestry from Mulawarman University, FORCLIME organized a workshop on "Accelerating Forest Management Unit (FMU) Development in East and North Kalimantan".  The purpose of this workshop was to discuss the progress and challenges related to FMU development in the two provinces and, in addition, to prepare the necessary strategic measures.

Participants of the workshop were representatives from the Model FMUs supported by FORCLIME and from other FMUs in North and East Kalimantan, as well as staff from the Ministry of Forestry, the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), the Ministry of Interior, the National Secretariat of FMU, from donor agencies and other relevant government bodies.

The outcome of the workshop was an agreement on 19 strategic measures that are expected to drive the FMU development in East and North Kalimantan, including the enhancement of the roles of universities and particularly forestry faculties in providing professional experts for FMU establishment. This workshop was also seen as an opportunity to discuss the role of RAKI (Rumah Akademisi Kehutanan Indonesia – pool of Indonesian forestry academicians) – a group of experts that are expected to be the "think-tank" for future FMU development in Indonesia.

For more information about the workshop, please contact:
Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Management Unit (FMU) Development


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