Through collaboration with its non-government partners including FORCLIME, GEF-Sumatran Tiger Project, WCS-IP and USAID-LESTARI, the Directorate of Conservation Area of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) conducted a refresher training on Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT) for 30 trained METT Facilitators on 20-23 March 2017 in Bogor. During the training, participants also were involved in finalizing the guide book on METT based on their experience from the assessment processes in their respective duty station. In addition, participants obtained knowledge on “Asset-Based Thinking” from INSPIRIT, a facilitation consulting company, to improve capacities on facilitation philosophy and techniques. The MoEF expects that its target on improved effective management of 260 protected areas can be achieved by 2019.
For more information, please contact:
Ismet Khaeruddin, Strategic Area Manager, Biodiversity Conservation and Management of Protected Areas
“Learning from one another” – that was the motto of our agroforestry workshop conducted from 28 to 30 March 2017 in Mataso, Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan. The goal of our discussion rounds and field activities with local cocoa farmers and members of the new agroforestry trainer group IPAMA (Ikatan Penyuluh Agroforestry Malinau) was to share knowledge and experiences about cocoa agroforestry management and organization building for cocoa processing and marketing.
On our first day, IPAMA members showcased the reasons and processes of building-up IPAMA as an organization. Inspired by the stories from Malinau, the Mataso farmers discussed the possibilities of creating their own group in order to facilitate the local cocoa business. In the following days, we visited three cocoa agroforestry demonstration plots implemented in 2015. We observed and discussed the potentials and constraints in design and management and explored possible solutions for upcoming challenges.
We also conducted field exercises to learn more about good pruning practice. We completed our come-together by visiting the nearby community forest (hutan desa) where we enjoyed a social evening with the community of Karangan Bunut and celebrated the inauguration of their beautiful new eco-lodge for tourists.
Our workshop was an excellent opportunity to bring together local people from North and West Kalimantan and to let them share ideas and solutions about improving the production, processing and marketing of cocoa from agroforestry systems. We hope that the knowledge and ideas emerging from our workshop will motivate and support the participants to try out more activities towards sustainable cocoa production and marketing.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Regine Brandt, Development Advisor for Agroforestry, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karl Jäger, Development Advisor for Agroforestry, Email: email@example.com
Petrus Derani, Local Coordinator in Kapuas Hulu, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Halim Pratama, Local Advisor in Malinau, Email: email@example.com
FORCLIME held its first Quarterly Management Meeting 2017 from 26 February – 01 March in Bandung, West Java. The meeting was conducted to discuss strategic planning and Annual Work Plan (AWP) for 2017. The internal meeting also attended by colleagues from FORCLIME FC, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Forestry Planning and International Cooperation Bureaus, and the National Planning and Development Agency (Bappenas). Through this meeting, FORCLIME has an opportunity to improve the work plan for this year as we received some inputs and suggestions from colleagues in the pilot districts as well as national partners.
For further information please contact:
Mohamad Rayan, Advisor for Crosscutting Issue and Conflict Management