Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Supporting the Ministry of Environment and Forestry at exhibition of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

The Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry presents its engagement at the exhibition organized as part of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney from 12 to 19 November 2014. The Ministry’s booth supported by FORCLIME presents information about national parks and other conservation areas in Indonesia. More than 5,000 delegates from over 160 countries participate in the Congress. Delegates include Heads of State, park rangers, business executives, NGOs and indigenous leaders.

The Congress is organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Government of Australia under the theme ‘Parks, People, Planet: Inspiring solutions’. The IUCN World Parks Congress is the only global forum dedicated to protected areas – national parks, nature reserves and community conserved areas, established to conserve nature and the benefits it provides.

In addition to participating in the exhibition, the Ministry’s delegation also presented their experiences on shared governance in national park management to the visitors of the Congress.

For more information on FORCLIME’s activities related to biodiversity and management of protected areas, please contact:

Ismet Khaeruddin, Strategic Area Manager for Biodiversity and Management of Protected Areas

Strengthening the role of CSOs to promote improved forest governance

By strengthening the role of civil society in monitoring Forest Management Units (FMUs) and implementation of REDD+ initiatives, the GIZ programmes Forest Governance Programme and FORCLIME promote improved forest governance in Indonesia. In collaboration with Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) they conducted a workshop on 24-25 October 2014 in Jakarta. The workshop aimed to build synergies between Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and communities to participate in monitoring the implementation of forestry development, especially the FMU establishment and implementation of REDD+ initiatives.

The two-day workshop was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Forestry, academicians, donor agencies, national NGOs, local NGOs and representatives of indigenous peoples from several regions in Indonesia. On the first day the workshop focused on providing awareness about forest governance through mainstreaming FMU development, implementation and monitoring of REDD+ and forest governance instruments. During the second day participants were encouraged to understand the importance of forest governance issues, REDD+, and FMU and to synergize their respective roles in a follow-up action plan.
Resource persons at the workshop included Prof. Hariadi Kartodihardjo (Academics/ National Forestry Board), Dr. Nur Masripatin (Deputy Governance and Institutional – REDD+ Agency), Darmawan Listanto (NGO Flora Fauna International), Henky Satria (indigenous peoples alliance/ AMAN), Rivan Prahasya (Transparency International Indonesia/ TII), Ismatul Judge (Research and Development Center for Climate Change and Policy/ Puspijak-Ministry of Forestry), Henri Subagiyo (NGO Indonesian Center for Environmental Law/ ICEL), and Forest Watch Indonesia.

The Forest Governance Programme (FGP) is a programme of GIZ headquarters in Eschborn Germany. It assists partner countries in their efforts to improve forest governance, in particular to increase the effectiveness of forest governance initiatives such as REDD+ and FLEGT. In Indonesia, in collaboration with FORCLIME, the FGP provides grants to Working Group Tenure (WGT) and Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI).

For further information, please contact:
Mathias Bertram, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Policy
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development

Developing teaching standards for forestry vocational schools

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The Center for Forestry Education and Training (CVET) in collaboration with FORCLIME conducted a workshop on Developing Teaching Standards for Forestry Vocational Schools (SMKK) and Discussing the Forestry Questions Catalogue in Bogor on 22 to 24 September 2014. The workshop was attended by 80 participants from the Ministry of Forestry (Agency for Forestry Extension and Development of Human Resources - BP2SDM) as well as teachers from 5 state and 12 private SMKKs.

The workshop aimed to: (a) Develop a catalogue  of questions and answers; (b) Identify and formulate implementation standards of vocational forestry schools; and (c) Identify the measures that need to be developed to implement the standardization of vocational forestry school.

A representative of FORCLIME, Dr. Pipin Permadi, stated in his speech that, as the formal forestry vocational education institution in Indonesia, SMKKs have a strategic role in training skilled technical personnel who will later work as the forefront of forestry development in the field. With regard to Forest Management Unit (FMU) development, the Ministry of Forestry plans to establish 600 FMUs in the next 5 years. Therefore, FMUs are going to rely on the skilled forestry human resources educated at SMKKs. Hence, the development of forestry vocational schools needs to be implemented in an integrated, sustainable way and consider both the needs of FMUs and other local stakeholders.

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

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