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FORCLIME supports forest management plan development of Forest Management Units in Kalimantan

Penyusunan rencana pengelolaan hutan

The Production Forest Management Center Region XI in Samarinda together with FORCLIME conducted a training on the development of forest management plans for Forest Management Units (KPH), including both short- and long-term plans, as well as operational plans, for all KPHs in East Kalimantan, for KPH Malinau in North Kalimantan, and for KPH Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan. The purpose of the training, which took place from 6-8 September 2016 in Balikpapan, was to improve the capacities of KPH staff in developing their forest management plans and to monitor the progress of management plan preparations.

The training was assisted by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry through the Directorate of Production Forest Management Unit (KPHP), as well as Mr. Rudi Pryanto and Mr. Suhendro Bashor of the Directorate of Planning of Forest  Land Use and Establishment of Forest Area Management    (RPPWPH), who supported participants in preparing their KPH forest management plans in accordance with current regulations.

For more information, please contact:
Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager, KPH development
Suprianto, Technical Adviser, KPH development

Ministry of Environment and Forestry develops Competency Standards for Civil Servant Positions

konsultasi publik standar Administrator dan Pengawas

The Center for Planning and Development of Forestry Human Resources (Pusrenbang SDM) at Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) together with FORCLIME, held a public consultation to improve existing Competency Standards for Administrators and Supervisors of MoEF on 12 October 2016 in Jakarta. The consultation had the following aims: 1) to obtain inputs from the stakeholder; and 2) to approve the current draft version of the standard through a Ministerial Decree. The preparation of the improved competency standard has been ongoing since July 2016 through a series of meetings organized by Pusrenbang SDM and supported by FORCLIME.

According to the Head of Extension and Human Resource Development Agency (BP2SDM), as forest management in Indonesia encounters more challenges, professional and dedicated human resources are needed. Appointment of staff to particular positions should be based on professionalism and competence aspects, not nepotism.

Further, the Head of Pusrenbang SDM emphasised in his presentation that administrators and supervisor at MoEF must have managerial, social and technical competences. Currently the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has 513 administrators and 2,307 supervisors. The competency standard is prepared as a guidance for assigning officials, and to provide the right person for the right job.

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

Young Professional Forester programme significantly contributes to improved operation at Forest Management Units (FMU)

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The Center for Planning and Development of Forestry Human Resources (Pusrenbang SDM), Ministry of Environment and Forestry and FORCLIME presented the results of a monitoring and evaluation assessment on the Young Professional Forester programme (Bakti Rimbawan) on October 17 in Jakarta. The meeting was attended by 25 representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Indonesian Ministry on National Development Planning (Bappenas), and FORCLIME.

The monitoring and evaluation assessment was conducted by a team of experts from Pusrenbang SDM and FORCLIME at nine Forest Management Units (Sungai Wain, Kapuas Hulu, Gularaya, Rinjani West, Canal Way, Bualemo, Jeneberang, Kerinci, and Wae Sapalewa). In addition to field visits, the monitoring and evaluation process also included an online survey. 645 young professional foresters and 27 FMU managers participated in the survey.

Findings from the assessment show that the young professional foresters provide a significant contribution to stimulating the operations of the FMUs. Moreover, it was reported that some of the young foresters even act as the "driving machine" within an FMU. However, it was also noted that the sustainability of this Young Professional Forester programme is vulnerable due to budget constraints, both at national and subnational levels.

The Head of Extension and Human Resource Development Agency (BP2SDM) said that this programme should be continued as these young foresters are seen as front liners for implementation of forest management programmes at the site level. Also, local governments should be involved more intensively in the further development of the Young Professional Forester programme.

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

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