Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Expert dialogue on decentralised forest management in Germany

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From August 25th to 30th FORCLIME implemented an expert dialogue among foresters of Indonesia and Germany. Main target of this study tour was to demonstrate, explain and discuss tasks, structures and procedures of forest administrative units both on federal and provincial level on example of the German states of North-Rhine-Westphalia and Hessen. Among the participants of the trip were heads of provincial forest services in Kalimantan and Sulawesi as well as representatives of several directorates of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The agenda of the study tour included visits of several Forest Management Units (FMU) of the states as mentioned, two federal Ministries, the European Forest Institute and a National Park. Most impressive for all 14 participants was the degree of delegation of responsibilities and competencies to the administrative units on district level (e.g. FMU) and the restriction of federal and provincial ministries on issuance of indicatory guidelines and supervision of subordinated bodies.

For more details, please contact:
Lutz Hofheinz, Senior Adviser for Forest Management Unit
Pipin Permadi, Adviser for Forest Policy and Strategic Planning

Research results and innovations on forest products to improve forest management at KPH

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The Center of Research and Development on Forest Products of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry conducted an event to disseminate its research results and innovations on forest products on 15 August at its campus in Bogor. The event, supported by FORCLIME, aimed to share and disseminate the Center’s knowledge and innovations to show potential usage for improving sustainable forestry. The event was attended by 30 participants, which represented Forest Management Units (KPH) and Provincial Forestry Services from FORCLIME working areas (West, East and North Kalimantan, and Central Sulawesi). The participants had the opportunity to visit the Center’s facilities and to get to know the Center’s various research areas.

The event showed clearly that research results can lead to the implementation of innovations which strengthen and improve forest resource management in the Forest Management Units (KPH).

For more information, please contact:
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic Area Manager for Forest Policy
Pipin Permadi, National Program Coordinator
Mohamad Rayan, Advisor Crosscutting Issues and Conflict Resolution

Forestry Training Center of Samarinda improves curriculum for social forestry training

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With the aim to improve the training curriculum related to social forestry, the Training Center for Environment and Forestry (BD LHK) of Samarinda conducted a discussion on 15 September 2017 in Samarinda, East Kalimantan. The improved curriculum be better adapted to local contexts and practicabilities. The event, supported by FORCLIME, was attended by 30 participants representing the BD LHK Samarinda, the Technical Implementation Units of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, East Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service and NGOs.

Topics discussed during the meeting included: (1) Preparation of business plans for social forestry products; (2) Village forest management and (3) Development of plants below trees and for silvo-fishery.

The results will be submitted to the Community Training Center, Ministry of Environment and Forestry for review and approval. The curriculum is expected to be applicable for trainings in 2018.

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


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