Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Launch of E-Learning Implementation in Pusdiklat

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The Centre for Forest Education and Training (Pusdiklat) entered the world of E-Learning with huge enthusiasm and motivation. “Beyond my expectations” Director Dr. Agus Justianto summarised the results of the E-Learning Discovery Workshop, which was organized in cooperation with FORCLIME.

The workshop, held on 23 and 24 September, was supported by Elke Wemhoff from GIZ E-Academy and two more E-Learning consultants. The basis for the workshop was an assessment analysing technical readiness as well as general conditions for the introduction of E-Learning complementing the training offer. Through discussions with the management, trainers and staff of PUSDIKLAT as well as the Regional Training Centres (BDK) and the Forest Vocational High Schools it became obvious that the demand for using E-Learning is huge and that for upcoming trainings a special focus on Human Resource Development for strengthening Forest Management Units would be suitable as a first E-learning project.

“Think big, start small” was the motto for about 50 workshop participants for developing an E-Learning strategy and identifying a pilot training. In unison it was decided that an E-Learning design seems to be the perfect solution to train the future 41,800 new Forest Management Unit staff, one of the key performance indicators of CFET to be achieved within the next five years. The discussion regarding vision and objectives showed that this pilot project should be followed by further E-Learning development activities.
Thus, the workshop objective was also the starting point for building E-Learning competences among the staff. The participants were introduced to different forms of E-Learning delivery, learning management systems and authoring tools to design E-Learning training. Challenges and benefits were analysed as well as the needed processes, workflow and tasks to be able to conduct E-Learning successfully. Furthermore, guests from LAN, the Ministry of Finance (BPKP) and the Provincial Forest Training Centre East Java were present during the workshop and provided their positive experiences with E-Learning as a complementary asset to conventional face-to-face trainings. Participants also realised that E-Learning requires motivation for self-learning, which means trainers also need the capacities to create interactive and interesting E-Learning material, in contrast to ‘conventional’ reading material.

The next step for the implementation of E-Learning in PUSDIKLAT will be a work retreat at the end of October. It will be the start of several activities to train selected trainers and staff of PUSDIKLAT and BDK on how to develop E-Learning materials, compile them to a training course and integrate the courses into a learning management system. These competences will be directly applied to design an E-Learning course for FMU staff – “to make the E-Learning dream become real or, better, digital”.

For further information please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development
Anne-Cathrin Vonarx, Adviser for Human Capacity Development

Supporting CFET in developing its strategic planning for 2015 - 2019

Workshop Renstra Pusdiklat

The Center of Forest Education and Training (CFET), the Ministry of Forestry and FORCLIME conducted together a workshop on the development of CFET’s strategic planning for 2015 -2019 on 22 September 2014,. This strategic plan is based on the Ministry of Forestry’s strategic planning as well as the National Mid-term Development Planning (RPJM) of the Indonesian forestry sector as a whole.

The meeting was participated by officers of CFET, both structural and functional levels, by representatives from the Center of Planning and Development of Forestry Human Resources, and regional education and training agencies. In addition, officers from the National Administration Agency (LAN) were invited as well as from Perhutani (state-owned forestry company), and the Forest Concessionaires Association (APHI).

During his opening speech, the director of CFET stated that there are two challenges that need to be faced with regard to education and training in the future. These challenges are (1) some of the decision makers still consider education and training as ‘staff expenditure’ instead of ‘investment’; (2) CFET set the target to educate 41,800 staff in the future five years, which is three times more than the current target. Therefore, it is necessary to find new approaches and methods in order to achieve these objectives.

The outcomes from the discussion are several strategic ideas that are required for education and training development in the future, such as: (1) developing an e-learning approach to support classic education programmes; (2) establishing a network for cooperation; (3) enhancing capacities of CFET’s lecturers; (4) improving facilities for education and training implementation; and (5) encouraging policy and budgeting reforms in order to provide more support to education and training practices.

As a follow-up, there will be another workshop with the aim to formulate strategies, programmes and detailed activities.

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

Dialogue on Forest Management Units between German and Indonesian forestry experts

Expert dialogue Hessen

As part of its commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), Indonesia has also set up a REDD+ Agency. Establishing permanent local forest management units (FMUs) on the ground is expected to be a precondition for efficient local forest governance, sustainable development and finally REDD+ since they will reduce unplanned deforestation and forest degradation and will also help to make rehabilitation and restoration efforts more successful. Due to Indonesian decentralization, the FMUs can only be effective with the commitment and understanding of provincial and district governments.
Against this background GIZ supported by Hessen-Forst Consulting has conducted a one-week expert dialogue from 13-20 September on sustainable forest management and climate change for government officials and technical experts from forest-rich Indonesian provinces and districts to the Federal State of Hesse, Germany. The dialogue allowed an exchange with German counterparts from the Hessian Ministry of Environment, Hessen-Forst, as well as local governments on the role of forest administrative and management structures for sustainable development at subnational level. The expert dialogue included the following meetings with and field trips to:
•    Hessian Forest Planning and Inventory Agency (FENA) in Giessen
•    Hessian Ministry of Environment, Climate, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (HMUKELV) in Wiesbaden:
•    BMZ, GIZ, KfW
•    Forest Management Unit (FMU) Herborn
•    Bupati Lahn Dill District and Walikota Herborn and Dillenburg
•    UNESCO-Biosphere Reserve Rhön Office Hesse, Wasserkuppe
•    Bupati Fulda District

Participants included representatives from REDD+ Agency, Ministry of Forestry, BAPPENAS, UN-ORCID, the Provincial Governments of East-Kalimantan, Central-Kalimantan, Jambi, West-Sumatra, South Sumatra and Central-Sulawesi, and the District Governments of Pulang Pisau, Murung Raya, Kutai Kartanegara, Donggala, Tojo-Una-Una, Merangin, Tebo, Sijunjung, Solok Selatan and Muara Enim.Participants have become familiar with the German forest administration and management system in the Federal State of Hesse as well as German bilateral cooperation relevant to REDD+. They are able to transfer lessons learnt e.g. on administrative, managerial and technical requirements for sustainable forest management (including forest and carbon monitoring/MRV) to their own subnational working context to promote the forest sector reform (FMU development) and climate change mitigation (REDD+) at provincial and district level.

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