Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Conference on Operationalizing REDD+ Safeguards in South East Asia and the Pacific

Safeguard conference

FORCLIME together with Ministry of Forestry staff from the Centre for Forestry Standardization (Pustanling) participated in a two-day conference on REDD+ Safeguards in Subic, Philippines from 11 to 12 of March 2014. The conference was organised by the REDD+ Working Group of the GIZ knowledge exchange forum, the Sector Network Natural Resources and Rural Development (SNRD) Asia of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), in collaboration with Philippine partners.

The following objectives were discussed and elaborated during the conference:
•    Lead an in-depths discussion on REDD+ safeguards implementation, in light of the REDD+ decisions at COP 19 in Warsaw in 2013
•    Build and enhance capacities among government agencies and develop cooperation organisations, in relation to REDD+ safeguards and safeguards information systems
•    Learn how safeguards are being implemented during a field trip to a forest conservation area in an ancestral domain of indigenous peoples

The participants in the conference represented GIZ staff as well as national partner institutions from several REDD+ countries in Asia such as India, Indonesia, Lao DPR, Mongolia, Philippines, The Pacific Islands, and Vietnam.

For more information please contact:
Mathias Bertram, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Policy

Workshop for forestry vocational schools to support FMU development

Training for SMKK

The Center for Forestry Education and Training (CVET) in collaboration with GIZ FORCLIME organized a workshop on enhancing competences of Forestry Vocational Schools (SMK Kehutanan) which took place in Bogor in March 2014. The topic of the workshop was the implementation of the SMKK curriculum 2013 to support the development of Forest Management Units (FMUs) in Indonesia. In detail the purpose was to: (1) Improve knowledge and create a common perception about the implementation of the SMKK 2013 curriculum; (2) Increase the knowledge of teachers in developing material for the Capacity Competency Test (Uji Kompetensi Keahlian - UKK) for the students; (3) Promote SMKK to improve their teaching quality and learning activities through detailed discussion of the SMKK curriculum for 2013 in order to maintain the quality standards of SMKK.

The 90 participants in the workshop come from state SMKK (5 schools), private SMKK (11 schools), and the District Education Service. Resource persons at the workshop are from the Ministry of Forestry (Agency for Forestry Extension and Development of Human Resources - BP2SDM, senior lecturers of CVET), from GIZ FORCLIME, the Ministry of Education, the state-owned forestry company Perum Perhutani, the National Professional Certification Agency (BNSP), and the Professional Certification Institute (LSP).

In the opening ceremony Dr. Helmut Dotzauer (GIZ FORCLIME) underlined that FMU development, as one of the main pillars for forestry development in Indonesia, will only be successful when supported by professional personnel. Therefore, institutions such as SMKK have a strategic role to support FMU development in the future.At the end of the workshop participants formulated an action plan for preparing measures for the SMKK 2013 curriculum implementation. Recommendations include the need for strengthening the capacity of teachers, and the necessity to adopt the National Competencies Standard for FMU Human Resources (Standar Kompetensi Kerja Nasional Sumber Daya Manusia Kesatuan Pengelolaan Hutan - SKKNI SDM KPH) as a reference in formulating SMKK curricula in the future.

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

Developing Database Management at District and Province Levels

Pengembangan database management

With the intension to improve forest governance, GIZ FORCLIME supports the development of data management systems in Berau and Kapuas Hulu Districts and East Kalimantan Province. A preliminary assessment of the condition and the requirements to develop the system has been conducted that also providing recommendations on the measurements needed and the road map development of data management in each region.

The data management will be developed in the Forest Management Units (FMUs) and the Forest Service District with the possibility of connection into the wider information systems in the future. From the design, the data management is expected to meet the needs of internal data demand for decision-making process and public data for policy making. This data management, for example, is expected to be connected with the national forestry data systems, meeting the needs of data for monitoring of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) and RAD - GRK (local action plan to reduce greenhouse gases).

The design of data management and the plan for its development was presented at the East Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service to obtain inputs from the stakeholders.

For further information, please contact:
Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Management Unit (FMU) Development

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