Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

FORCLIME and the East Kalimantan Forestry Service facilitate a study tour to Rinjani Barat Forest Management Unit

The Forestry Service of East Kalimantan Province, supported by FORCLIME, organized a study tour to the Forest Management Unit (FMU) of Rinjani Barat in West Nusa Tenggara. The objective of the visit was to obtain information and knowledge about the experiences and achievements made by the FMU Rinjani Barat, particularly on aspects such as institutional and financial mechanisms, the challenges faced by an FMU, as well as the strategic steps taken to tackle these challenges.

Participants of the study tour were representatives from the Forestry Service of East Kalimantan Province, the Provincial Secretariat of East Kalimantan, the Forestry Service of Malinau District, and FORCLIME. After the study tour, participants are expected to take home lessons learnt about the institution and management of an FMU.

Currently, the provincial government of East Kalimantan, for example, is already reviewing the concept of an FMU organizational structure, and analyzing duties and functions of the FMU personnel. Also, the government of Malinau District plans to undertake public consultations to receive input for an academic paper on FMU development in Malinau District.

For further information on FORCLIME activities related to FMU development, please contact:
Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager for FMU Development
Gatot Moeryanto, Senior Adviser for Forest Management Unit Development

German delegation visited Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan

Representatives from the Government of Germany, the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), visited the district of Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan.  Objective of the visit was to see the progress on the ongoing implementation of the bilateral programme between the Indonesian and German governments on forests and climate change. “The German Government is seriously committed to the cooperation with the Indonesian Government on the forests and climate change programme”, explained Mrs. Katja Hummel from the BMZ.

With regard to the visit, the local government welcoming the German delegation to their location, as expressed by the Assistant 2 of the West Kalimantan Province, Mr. Lensus Kandri, “We welcome the Delegation to see directly on how we manage our forests and other issues related to climate change and green economy”.
 
In addition to BMZ and BMU, the German delegation also accompanied by representatives from the Embassy of the Federal Government of German in Indonesia, the German development bank (KFW). While from the host country joined the officials from the Ministry of Forestry, West Kalimantan Provincial Government, Kapuas Hulu District Government. During the visit, also present civil society and NGO’s and representatives from the GIZ Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME). The visit was conducted on 16 to 19 November 2013.

For further information on the FORCLIME, please contact:
Rolf Krezdorn, Programme Director of FORCLIME

FORCLIME supports National FMU expert pool meeting in Yogyakarta

From 08 to 10 November, the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry hosted the 2nd National Forest Management Unit (FMU) expert pool meeting with support from the GIZ Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) in Yogyakarta.  
The purpose of the event which was attended by over 35 forestry academics and professionals across Indonesia was to develop a core group of university based FMU experts to provide advice in FMU development and operation and prepare the setup of training of trainers (ToT) services. This core group will be an important resource hub for knowledge and skill transformation and the basis for setting up regional expert pools as trainers for specific FMUs.

A common understanding on FMU concept, development and operationalization conceptually was developed among lecturers and participants. Additional side events were dedicated to the Higher Education Leadership Forum of Indonesian Forestry (FORETIKA) and academics of the National Forestry  Council (DKN) chamber. A major result was the consolidation of both forae into a new and integrated  organisation of academics, the ” Rumah Akademisi Kehutanan Indonesia (RAKI) / Indonesian House of Forestry Academics”. In addition participants conducted a one day visit to the FMU Yogyakarta to explore potential management and business model concepts and multistakeholder approaches within forest management.  

For further information, please contact:
Mathias Bertram, Strategic Area Manager for National and Sub-national Regulatory Framework (Forest Policy)
Gatot Moeryanto, Senior Adviser for Forest Management Unit Development

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