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Entrepreneurship training for Head of FMU candidates

To support the development of Forest Management Units (FMU), the Ministry of Forestry through the Centre of Forest Education and Training (CFET) and the Directorate of Area Management and Preparation of Forest Area Utilization (Direktorat Wilayah Pengelolaan dan Penyiapan Areal Pemanfaatan Kawasan Hutan – WP3H) conducted a training in Bogor for candidates of Head of FMUs. The entire training takes 60 days from 3 September to 1 November 2013, and the first seminar in Bogor was attended by 30 participants from different regions in Indonesia.

Special focus was put on the topic of “entrepreneurship” as one of the tasks that have to be developed by the Heads of FMUs when managing their forest area. For most government officials in the forestry sector the topic of entrepreneurship is a new issue as before they had often focussed more on formulating and implementing regulations, or facilitating and providing technical assistance. For delivering these new competences on entrepreneurship, FORCLIME provided experts including Dr. Bambang Subagjo and Dra. Ken Sitawati Utami MM, who work in tandem with lectures from CFET such as Ir. Arifah Prihartini MSc. The following material was discussed during the training in Bogor: introduction of entrepreneurship, the characteristics of entrepreneurship, the business canvas model (9 aspects to be considered in developing business), business feasibility, and networking and promotion of development and business investment. The training also discussed some case studies of business development in the forestry sector, such as rubber wood utilization in West Kalimantan, clean water utilization from the forest and managing eco-tourism in Sabah, Malaysia.

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

FORCLIME facilitates Coordination Meeting on Orangutans

Together with the Indonesian Orangutan Conservation Forum (FORINA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam – BKSDA) of West Kalimantan, FORCLIME facilitated a coordination meeting between parties involved in the protection of orangutans in Kalimantan. The meeting was held in early September 2013 in Sukadana, North Kayong District, West Kalimantan.

The objective of the meeting was to enhance coordination and synergies among the actors who focus on orangutan conservation in West Kalimantan. Through the meeting the participants obtained recent data and information on the conservation of orangutans and their habitat, including also problems they faced along the process. Additionally, the meeting also aimed at evaluating the implementation of the action plan and collecting input for reformulating the Orangutan Conservation Joined Plan for 2013 – 2015, which is based on the Strategy and Action Plan for Orangutan Conservation in Indonesia (2007 - 2017). The Strategy and Action Plan for Orangutan Conservation in Indonesia was launched by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at COP 13 in Bali in 2007, and then later settled as the Minister of Forestry Regulation P.53/Menhut-IV/2007.

The results of the coordination meeting will be used as inputs of the meeting proceeding.

For more information, please contact:
Ismet Khaerudin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity and Management of Protected Areas

FORCLIME at FIP Pilot Countries Meeting

The Forest Investment Programme (FIP) Pilot Countries Meeting, hosted by the Ministry of Indonesia, was held in Yogyakarta on 24 – 26 September 2013. As a side event of the meeting, the Ministry of Forestry also organised an exhibition which  consisted of several thematic booths, namely: forest inventory and monitoring system, REDD, Community-based Forest Management, and Forest Management Unit (FMU). During the exhibition, FORCLIME supported the Directorate of Area Management and Preparation of Forest Area Utilisation of the Directorate General of Forestry Planning from the Ministry of Forestry (WP3H) in displaying the current status of FMU development through a draft version of a multimedia map of FMUs in Indonesia. Currently the WP3H, supported by FORCLIME, is developing this multimedia map to disseminate information on the FMU development in Indonesia.

For more information on FORCLIME’s activities with regard to the FMU development, please contact:
Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager for FMU development
Gatot Moeryanto, Senior Adviser for Forestry Policy

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