Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Final Presentation by FORCLIME Development Adviser at Forestry Education and Training Center

Anne-Cathrin Vonarx, FORCLIME’s development advisor for e-learning development, presented the achievements of her work to officials from the Training Center for Human Resources, Ministry of Environment and Forestry on February 19, 2016. For almost two years, from April 2014 until February 2016, Ms. Vonarx had been assigned as a development adviser with FORCLIME to support the Strategic Area on Human Capacity Development. She was posted at the Center for Forestry Education and Training (CFET) in Bogor.

During her final presentation, Ms. Vonarx highlighted the improvements of the e-learning development process that had been achieved through the collaboration between FORCLIME and CFET. These include:

(1) Institutional development of e-learning including strengthening the e-learning team at CFET;
(2) Strengthening capacity of management staff and lecturers in the development of e-learning;
(3) Development of training modules for blended learning, a combination of e-learning and face-to-face training;
(4) Development of networks for e-learning, for example with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce,the Geology Training Center of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and the Training Center ofthe Financial and Development Supervisory Agency.

During his speech, the Head of the Ministry’s Human Resource Training Center expressed his gratitude for the contribution of Ms. Vonarx, and promised to continue the jointly developed e-learning process.

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

Training on climate change and REDD+ for forest ecosystem management officials

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) through the Center for Education and Training for Human Resources and the Forestry Training Centre (CFET) and FORCLIME conducted a training on climate change and REDD+ for forest ecosystem management officials (PEH) in Bogor. Following this training, participants will be able to develop mitigation and adaptation action plans for climate change and REDD+ at their respective workplace.

The training is part of a pilot for blended learning development, a combination of training methods through online (e-learning) and direct teaching (face-to-face). The online sessions, an equivalent of 16 hours, were held from 1-12 February and followed by 37 participants from various forestry agencies in the area. The offline teaching sessions, held from February 16 to 19 with an equivalent of 26 hours, were attended by 18 participants from several Forest Management Units (FMUs) such as FMU West Berau and FMU Kapuas Hulu, by the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) in West Java as well as several national park authorities (Betung Kerihun - West Kalimantan, Lore Lindu - Central Sulawesi, Ujung Kulon - Banten, Gede Pangrango - West Java, Halimun Salak – West Java, Kepulauan Seribu - Jakarta). Participants who followed the offline sessions had been selected during online sessions. Only active and qualified participants during the online sessions were nominated to join the classroom sessions. The two topics presented during the face-to-face sessions include: (1) Monitoring, Reporting, Verification (MRV) in REDD+ and carbon accounting; and (2) Development of action plans. Both e-learning and face-to-face training sessions were facilitated by experienced trainers (widyaiswara) from CFET in Bogor.

A forest ecosystem management official (PEH) is a civil servant that has the task, responsibility, and authority to manage forest ecosystems for government agencies at both national and local levels. The key tasks of PEHs include preparing, implementing, developing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the activities of forest ecosystem management. Forest ecosystem management includes every effort related to methods, procedures, strategies and techniques in forest planning, forest area designation, forest utilization, forest and land rehabilitations, watershed management, and conservation of forest resources for effective and efficient sustainable forest management.

For further information, please contact:

Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager Human Capacity Development

FMU Kapuas Hulu prepares its strategic plan for forest protection and nature conservation

With the aim of promoting its long-term forest management plan (RPHJP) 2015-2024, the management of the Forest Management Unit (FMU) Kapuas Hulu organized a workshop on forest protection and nature conservation for its employees. The workshop, that was held for two days (16 and 17 February) at the office of FMU Kapuas Hulu, was attended by FMU staff as well as employees of the National Park Betung Kerihun management, the NGO Conservation Forum Orangutan Indonesia (FORINA), Fauna and Flora International (FFI), and Village Facilitators of FORCLIME FC.

During the workshop, participants worked in groups discussing the strategic planning for forest protection as well as nature and biodiversity conservation using SMART and results chain approaches.

For further information, please contact:
Ismet Khaeruddin, Strategic Area Manager, Biodiversity and Management of Protected Areas

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