Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Jakarta, Samarinda, Bandung - FORCLIME at Jerman-Indonesia (JERIN) expo and events series

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In order to raise awareness about forests and climate change and to contribute to the success of JERIN, a German-Indonesian expo and cultural events series titled “creativity in diversity” FORCLIME organised a number of attractive side events to the expo which has been touring the country since October last year.

One of FORCLIME’s contributions to the JERIN events was FORCLIME’s Online Photo Contest 2011 that was completed successfully, with over 2600 photographs submitted. Prizes for the winners were handed over by the German Ambassador and the Minister of Forestry represented by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Forestry. The winning and runner-up photos were displayed at an exhibition from 15 to 23 December 2011 at the Ministry of Forestry in Jakarta.
When the JERIN expo was held in Samarinda, the FORCLIME photo exhibition travelled on to Samarinda and was shown with great success at the Provincial Public Library from 13 to 17 February 2012. During the event, FORCLIME conducted a number of side events, such as a discussion on forests and climate change for students in Samarinda and a drawing competition for kindergarten children, which both took place on 15 February. The drawing competition aimed to raise awareness on forests and climate change at the early age. It was conducted in collaboration with the local environmental NGO - Jaringan Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup Kaltim (JPL Kaltim) and the Forestry Service of East Kalimantan.

Recently JERIN was hosted by the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), where FORCLIME presented the winning photos of the FORCLIME Photo Contest 2011 and discussed about forests and climate change with visitors to the expo.

About JERIN
JERIN is an interactive project platform open for your involvement. The project covers events ranging from culture to business, from science to education, from politics to the environment.
JERIN is taking place from October 2011 to June 2012 in several cities including Medan, Jakarta, Bandung, Makassar, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Semarang, Banda Aceh, Malang, Mataram, Padang, Samarinda, Surakarta (Solo).
More information about JERIN http://jerin.or.id/

 

Advanced GIS training for stakeholders in the Heart of Borneo region

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In collaboration with the District Forestry Service of Malinau and WWF, GIZ-FORCLIME conducted an advanced GIS training (GIS II) for government officials in the Heart of Borneo region, which included national park agencies,  forestry service  and other relevant local government agencies.  The training took place from 13 – 17 February 2012 in Malinau, East Kalimantan.

In his opening remarks the Head of Malinau Forestry Service, Ir. Gerald A. Silooy, emphasized the need for advanced methods for data collection and analysis, such as remote sensing, to improve forest management. The training aimed at improving participants’ understanding of technical concepts and advanced GIS applications to be applied in their work in natural resource management in the HoB area. This included an analysis and classification of a range of environmental parameters such as slope gradient, daily rainfall patterns, soil types, etc. in order to assess vulnerability to degradation. Participants then used such differentiated classification to determine protected forest areas according to the relevant regulation (Minister of Agriculture decree No. 837/Kpts/Um/11/1980). In the training participants practiced advanced methods for raster and vector data processing using ArcGIS 10. They will be able to apply their newly acquired skills also in other areas of data generation and analysis such as for combining image interpretation with field data sets for classifying smaller watersheds and water flows, for verifying actual forest area status or boundaries.
The training materials had been developed by GIZ technical experts based at the GIS Service Center (GSC) of the Provincial Forestry Service of West Kalimantan and modified using local data of East Kalimantan and Malinau District.

For more information, please contact:
Heinz Terhorst: heinz.terhorst@eco-consult.com
Timo Beiermann: timo.beiermann@giz.de
Budi Susanto: budi.susanto@giz.de

The Story Continues! FORCLIME Photo Contest Exhibition

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FORCLIME’s online photo contest 2011 was crowned with success. We received more than 2600 photographs. The winners of the GIZ’s FORCLIME Photo Contest were presented at an exhibition from 15th to 23rd December 2011 in the Ministry of Forestry in Jakarta. The exhibition travelled on to Samarinda and was shown with great success at the Provincial Library from 13th to 17th February  2012.

And the story continues: FORCLIME is proud to announce two more events scheduled for March and April 2012:

12 - 16 March 2012, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)  
FORCLIME Photo Contest Exhibition in conjunction with the JERIN (German Indonesian Weeks) exhibition.

18 April – 4 May 2012, Goethehaus Jakarta, Jl. Dr Sam Ratulangi No. 9 - 15 Gondangdia, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat.
FORCLIME Photo Contest Exhibition in collaboration with the Goethe Institute. The exhibition will also display the winning photographs of the Biodiversity special award, and photographs of the “honourable mention” category. A number of attractive side events is planned to complement the exhibition.

More information will be provided soon. Please check also our photo contest website for more details: http://forclime-photocontest.com/

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