Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

Lessons learned from a RIL – Carbon study: Policy aspects of the cut control mechanism

On June 17th, 2016 GIZ FORCLIME organized a presentation with subsequent discussion round for relevant stakeholders who work with the ‘cut control mechanism’ i.e. all regulations related to the establishment, regulation, and monitoring of the annual cutting target (JPT) and Reduced Impact Logging – Carbon (RIL-C). Based on the RIL-C study carried out by FORCLIME and the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) in the concession of PT Inhutani II in Malinau, North Kalimantan, lessons learned were presented to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), particularly the Directorate of Production Forest Management, the Directorate of Forestry Revenues and Forest Product Circulation and the Directorate of Climate Change Mitigation.

The discussion round covered the following guiding questions: How could the utilization standard be optimized in terms of utilizing the main stem volume more effectively? Together with the review of the Forest Management Inventory Guideline on FMU level, which options are there to improve the inventory requirements within active forest concessions? Furthermore the spectrum of the cut control mechanism and potentials for silviculture in production forests were put on the table. One of the questions was whether there is a need for reviewing the current silvicultural guideline both in terms of establishing clear guidance for logging contractors, though FMUs in the future, and also in terms of supporting synergies between FSC (including RIL) and SVLK/ PHPL certification to ensure wider international market access for green products.

For further information please contact:
Tobias Goedde, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)

FORCLIME supports the Training Centre of Environment and Forestry to conduct a Training of Trainers (ToT) for the implementation of eLearning

The Human Resource Training Center of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Pusdiklat KLHK) collaborated with FORCLIME to organise a workshop related to the implementation of eLearning in Pusdiklat KLHK. The workshop aimed at identifying and preparing the materials required to increase the Training Center’s capacity for managing eLearning. It is clear that both the management board, lecturers (Widyaiswara) and administrative staff need to be involved in the development and management of eLearning. The ToT was attended by 25 participants including Widyaiswara, the Pusdiklat KLHK eLearning team, and focal points of the Training Center. It was conducted from 6-10 June 2016 in Bogor.

Since 2014, Pusdiklat KLHK and FORCLIME have been collaborating for the development of eLearning in the Training Center. Additional support was provided by AIZ, a GIZ training institution for international cooperation. The workshop is part of AIZ’s exit strategy in Pusdiklat KLHK, as AIZ support will end at the end of 2016. Some achievements of this cooperation include: preparation of the road map for eLearning development; completion of four blended learning modules; testing of the blended learning method; establishment of a eLearning team; strengthening the capacity of structural officials, lecturers and staff related to eLearning; and establishment of eLearning networks.

For further information, please contact:
Suherdi, Team eLearning Pusat Diklat SDM LHK
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager, Human Capacity Development FORCLIME

Berau local government invites local stakeholders to develop Berau District

The Head of Berau District initiated a one-day seminar in May 2016 to integrate the vision and mission set during the local election process into the Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMD). The seminar had the theme “Development Breakthrough for Berau’s Welfare, Excellence and Competitive”. Berau District’s mission as stated in its RPJMD 2016-2021 is: to improve the competitiveness of the community; to improve the community’s welfare equally and equitably; to develop regional economic competitiveness based on key sectors; to distribute equal infrastructure development; to improve good governance; and to provide good environment carrying capacity. The seminar that was attended by 300 people is a collaboration between the Government of Berau, private sector, and other programmes in Berau district such as The Nature Conservancy (TNC), or the  GIZ programmes GE-LAMA-I and FORCLIME.

In addition to the Head of Berau District, other resource persons during the seminar included the Vice Head of Berau District, H. Agus Tamtomo, who presented current development processes in Berau for the planning period of 2016-2021; or Prof. Johan Silas, a spatial expert from Surabaya Institute of Technology. According to Prof. Johan Silas, the need for environmental management results from ongoing development processes including waste management, alteration of river water, land and forest fires and global climate change. The social forestry expert Prof. General Mustafa Sardjono from Mulawarman University highlighted the breakthroughs for rural development achieved so far under the framework of the Village Law No. 06 of 2014.

For more information, please contact:
Suprianto, Technical Advisor for FMU development
Budi Susanto, Technical Adviser for GIS

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