With the aim to get insights into the progress made through the Young Professional Forester programme (Bakti Rimbawan), the Center for Planning and Development of Forestry Human Resources (Pusrenbang SDM - KLHK) and FORCLIME conducted a monitoring assessment in ten Forest Management Units (FMUs) across Indonesia. Among the FMUs assessed during August and September 2016 was FMU Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan, which employs 12 foresters through the Bakti Rimbawan programme.
The Young Professional Forester programme has been launched by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in 2014, and since then is posting young foresters and Forestry Vocational High School graduates at the FMUs. The programme aims to improve the professional skills of the young foresters, and support FMU development in the field.
According to the Head of FMU of Kapuas Hulu, the young foresters, which make up 40 percent of FMU Kapuas Hulu staff, have good competencies and are the "engine" for FMU Kapuas implementation. "I hope the Bakti Rimbawan programme will continue, so that FMU Kapuas Hulu operations can be implemented well," he added.
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Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Are Manager, Human Capacity Development
Since 2010 FORCLIME has been engaged in the Heart of Borneo (HoB) Initiative, an initiative of the three neighboring countries in the island of Borneo region of Kalimantan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. The initiative promotes biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and livelihood improvement for the people living in the HoB area, particularly poor communities and women.
Shared learning on best practices from conservation and sustainable development for the benefit of the community is a main strategy to boost a change in natural resource management in the area. In this context, trained METT facilitators from FORCLIME and the Conservation Area Directorate at the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) conducted a training and shared learning event on METT from 21 – 25 September 2016 for 23 colleagues from the Sabah Forestry Department, Sabah Wildlife Department, Yayasan Sabah, Sabah Environmental Trust, and WWF Malaysia. The learning process was funded by WWF Malaysia.
METT stands for Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool that can help protected area authorities to assess how effectively their protected area is managed, and what they should do to maintain and/or improve existing conditions. As a management tool, METT consists of six elements, which are: context, planning, input, process, result and outcome. Threats analysis is also part of the tool, following as a second step after the assessment of general information of the protected area.
During the training in September 2016, a combination of methods ranging from lectures, group discussions, and field visits to Kinabalu National Park as well as an ECOLINC project site in the buffer zone of Kinabalu National Park were conducted to help participants in getting a better understanding about the application of METT.
Participants reported that the learning process was successful and met their expectations as expressed during the first day of the training. Some of the participants are planning to implement the tool at their conservation sites in the future to help improve the management of their protected areas.
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Ismet Khaeruddin, Strategic Area Manager, Biodiversity and Management of Protected Areas
During the week of August 21 – 28, 2016, delegates from the Indonesian Government, representatives from FORCLIME, UNOPS/GAMBUT, Working on Fire (WOF) and Kishugu attended a South-South technical exchange on wildfire preparedness, prevention and response. The aim of this exchange was to provide Indonesian stakeholders, at national and provincial level, with first-hand information and experience on the Integrated Fire Management (IFM) system as it is implemented in South Africa. Potential synergies were investigated during the exchange on Public Private Partnerships, legislation, financing IFM and tentative FPA development on FMU level in the Indonesian context.
The technical exchange was facilitated by FORCLIME and UNOPS/GAMBUT. Indonesian delegates attended lectures and visited WOF operations, Fire Protection Associations (FPAs), FireWise communities, Firehawk installations and the Kishugu training center in Pietermaritzburg, Nelspruit and the Kruger Park areas.
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Tobias Goedde, Strategic Area Manager, Sustainable Forest Management