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Training for forestry experts as facilitators for FMU development in Region I – Sumatra

Expert pool Medan

As part of  FORCLIME‘s support to set up forest management unit (FMU) operationalization, the Directorate of Area Management and Preparation of Forest Area Utilization (WP3H) together with FORCLIME held a training workshop for forestry academicians to become advisors for FMU development in Region I (Sumatera). The event took place in Medan from 16th to 18th of June 2014 and was attended by lecturers from various universities in Sumatera, local and central government representatives, FMUs, and NGOs/ CSOs in North Sumatera. Further support was provided by the FMU National Secretariat (Seknas KPH) and the North Sumatera University.

The participation of NGO/ CSO members in the training in Medan was a new element compared to previous workshops in Kalimantan or Sulawesi to which only academicians had been invited. This new strategy is part oft the efforts to develop a common understanding about the concept of FMUs and identify the role of every party in supporting FMU development and its operations. Additionally, the workshop also explored the Conservation FMU (KPHK) concept, as well as lessons learnt from resort-based management challenges and strategies that have already been implemented at the Gunung Leuser National Park.

The participants in the workshop gave positive feedback about the training and stated that they had gained a lot of knowledge which they can later use in their work. In particular, the importance of having a handbook to support forestry academicians with FMU development facilitation has been highlighted. In response to various inputs and suggestions from participants, the Directorate of WP3H stated its readiness to facilitate the process of coordination between its technical units at the regional level and the forestry academicians.

For more details, please contact:
Gatot Moeryanto, Senior Adviser for FMU development

Supporting the role of forestry academicians in KPH development

In order to accelerate the operationalization of Forest Management Units (FMU) in Indonesia, FORCLIME facilitated a training for forestry academicians to become experts who can support the development of FMU in different regions. In line with the training, the participants established RAKI (Rumah Akademisi Kehutanan Indonesia), a group of experts that are expected to become the ‘think tank’ for future FMU development in Indonesia.
So far, trainings have been conducted in Yogyakarta and Mataram for Region 2 (Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara), in Ambon for Region 4 (Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua) and in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan for Region 3 (all Kalimantan provinces).

During the training the lead trainer, Dr. Agus Setyarso, emphasized the specific characteristics of each individual FMU and the need to set up locally adapted management structures.

RAKI’s members show continuous commitment to support the process of FMU operationalization, for instance by establishing a FMU Consultation Centre, which is part of the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Forest Management at the University of Lambung Mangkurat in South Kalimantan. The FMU Consultation Centre has the following tasks:
1.    to provide advice to Heads of FMUs on FMU operationalization and management,
2.    to conduct trainings in the framework of human resource development as required by FMUs,
3.    to recruit and empower experts to manage the FMU.

For more information, please contact:
Gatot Moeryanto, Senior Adviser for FMU development

Training for facilitators on gender responsive planning and budgeting

Gender ToT

The gender mainstreaming working group (Pokja PUG) of the Ministry of Forestry conducted a training for trainers on gender responsive planning and budgeting from 6th – 9th of May 2014 in Jakarta. The activity, which was facilitated by FORCLIME, was attended by 25 participants representing focal points of every directorate general at the Ministry of Forestry. Additionally, participants from the FORCLIME pilot districts (Kapuas Hulu, Berau, Malinau) and gender pilot areas of the Ministry of Forestry in Agam District in West Sumatera and Sumba Timur in Nusa Tenggara Timur joined the training.

After attending the training, participants are expected to be able to:
•    understand and implement their role and responsibilities as focal points for the PUG working group in their respective units in the Ministry;
•    undertake gender analysis and develop annual gender responsive planning and budgeting using  Gender Analysis Pathway (GAP) and Gender Budgeting Strategy (GBS);
•    undertake advocacy in gender responsive planing and budgeting (PPRG) in related units.

The gender mainstreaming working group at the Ministry of Forestry, established through Decision 82/Kpts-II/2003 in order to implement the Presidential Instruction No. 9/2000 on Gender Mainstreaming in National Development and other relevant regulations, has the following tasks:
1.    Integrating gender mainstreaming in the forestry sector in policy planning, program planning, project planning, and planning activities;
2.    Ensuring gender mainstreaming in the implementation of the forestry sector development;
3.    Monitoring and evaluating gender mainstreaming in the forestry sector;
4.    Coordinating cross-agency cooperation and inter-governmental working groups on gender mainstreaming at every echelon through gender mainstreaming implementation

For more information, please contact:
Contact person at Pokja PUG: Ernawati Eko Hartono
Mohamad Rayan, FORCLIME Gender Officer


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