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 http://www.dephut.go.id/
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
On February 20th 2014, FORCLIME in collaboration with the Forestry Service in Berau organized a focus group discussion (FGD) with various district stakeholders to present the preliminary outcomes of a study on “investments into Green Economy in Berau in 2012”.
This FGD is a follow up meeting after the first FGD in January, which served as an introduction to Green Economy and to inform about the purpose of the survey. In the meantime, data has been collected from relevant district agencies as well as from (local and international) NGOs and private sector stakeholders.
The expected results of the FGD are:
• A shared understanding of the Green Economy concept, taking into account local interpretations and understandings;
• A presentation of data collected so far;
• A discussion about follow up action, aiming at the internalization of this baseline of Green Economy into the district planning, and the formulation of priorities of development towards a district-based Green Economy.
For further information, please contact:
Heinz Terhorst, Strategic Area Manager for integration conservation and development (Green Economy)