Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Minister of Forestry visits Germany

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From 8 to 9 October, the Indonesian Minister of Forestry, Zulkifli Hasan, visited Germany to meet with high level government representatives with a view to enhancing cooperation in the area of forestry between Indonesia and Germany which has a 45 year old history. Minister Zulkifli Hasan had bilateral meetings with the State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Mr. Peter Bleser, and with the Hessian State Secretary of Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Mr. Mark Weinmeister. Moreover, the programme included a roundtable dialogue with key persons from development cooperation and academia on the forest sector reform in Indonesia as well as a “field visit” to one of the Forest Management Units in the State of Hesse.

At the site of the Forest Management Unit visited, Chausseehaus Wiesbaden, Minister Zulkifli Hasan got first hand information about the German system of decentralised forest management structures which have in many ways inspired the ongoing forest reform and establishment of field level forest management units in Indonesia. He was accompanied by the Director General of the Hessian Forest Administration and the Director of the state enterprise HessenForst, the Indonesian Ambassador for the Federal Republic of Germany and the Secretary General of the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry.

 

Initiating an "Expert Pool" to help with FMU development

From 19 to 22 September university lecturers from all over Indonesia came together in Jakarta to learn about and discuss first experiences with Forest Use Planning and Forest Management Planning in Forest Management Units (FMU). The workshop had been organised by the Directorate General of Forestry Planning through the Directorate of Area Management and Preparation of Forest Area Utilization (WP3H) in cooperation with GIZ FORCLIME. This workshop was the first move in developing an "expert pool" that eventually will provide continuous technical support to the development and operation of FMUs in Indonesia. The workshop was attended by 33 academics from 21 state universities in Indonesia.


In his opening speech the Director General of Forestry Planning, Ir. Bambang Soepijanto, MM., mentioned that forest use planning and forest management planning have a very strategic position in the implementation and operation of the FMU at the site level. He expressed his expectation that the workshop participants will be able to provide new ideas for forest use planning  and forest management planning that can be used for FMU development.


Topics delivered during the workshop included the concept of and rationale for FMU development (Prof. Dr. Ir. Hariadi Kartodihardjo M.Sc.), organisational options for the financial management of an FMU as a business entity (Dr. Ir. Bramasto Nugroho, M.Sc.), and the progress of FMU development to date (Mr. Is Mugiono, MM., Director of WP3H). These introductory presentations were followed by an in-depth technical discussion related to forest use planning and forest management planning. The second day was devoted to sharing experiences from first steps in forest use planning and forest management planning in the Model Forest Management Unit of Berau Barat. While the Head of the FMU, Bpk Hamzah, provided insights into the local context and the reality faced by an FMU manager, two academics from Mulawarman University (Prof. Dr. Ir. Mustofa Agung Sardjono, Dr. Ir. Soeyitno Soedirman) presented their approach of advising and facilitating the process which constitutes one of the FORCLIME supported activities. The presentation aimed to demonstrate the planning stages as an example for all participants for when they might facilitate the preparation of the Forest Management Plan for the FMU in their region. 

 

For further information, please contact:

Barbara Lang (barbara.lang@giz.de) or

Gatot Moeryanto (gatot.moeryanto@giz.de) or

Yenny Syafrina (yenny@dephut.go.id)

FMU Info and Media Center launched

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On the occasion of the annual national FMU Coordination Meeting held from 12-14 September in Bogor which gathered all FMU Managers in Indonesia, the Ministry of Forestry through the Directorate General of Forestry Planning launched the FMU Info and Media Center Website which had been set up with support of the FORCLIME Programme. The website, named Media Informasi KPH, can be accessed at: www.kph.dephut.go.id. In his opening speech, the Director General of Forestry Planning, Ir. Bambang Soepijanto, emphasized the importance of the Forest Management Unit as a solution to forest management organization at the site level. He expressed his hope that the FMU will not only be a structural organisation, but also finance its own operations and, moreover, can provide benefits to the region.

The FMU Info and Media Center website provides a wealth of information about FMU development in Indonesia including facts about the current status of FMU development, relevant regulations, guidance documents, good practice examples of FMUs’ operational aspects and FMU profiles. It is expected to be used as a reference by local governments in the process of establishing FMUs and by FMU Managers themselves involved in organisational development, management planning and operation. Moreover, the website provides useful information generally for stakeholders interested in FMU development, such as officials of the Ministry of Forestry and other government agencies, consultants and other service providers, donors, NGOs, etc.

The website is managed by the Directorate of Area Management and Preparation of Forest Area Utilization (WP3H) of the Directorate General of Forestry Planning. It will be regularly updated and enriched with the latest guidance and lessons learned so as to also foster exchange of experiences among FMUs, following the spirit of the annual coordination meetings.

For further information, please contact:
Barbara Lang (barbara.lang@giz.de) or
Gatot Moeryanto (gatot.moeryanto@giz.de) or
Yenny Syafrina (yenny@dephut.go.id)

 

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