Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

National E-Learning Network Indonesia founded

More than 25 government and private institutions followed the invitation to the 1st national meeting on E-learning for training institutions on 6 and 7 August 2015. The meeting was initiated by the HR Training Center of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (CFET) and GIZ FORCLIME, targeting institutions that already use E-learning as a training method or plan to do so in future.

Speakers from the Open University, Lemhanas, Pusdiklat BPKP , the HR Training Center of Environment and Forestry, PT Telkom and the Common Sense consultancy, provided insight into their respective organisational E-Learning strategies, the workflows and curricula.

In the following discussion around challenges and opportunities for E-learning, the around 80 participants agreed: “We all are in the same boat – so let’s work together”. The most important issue identified was facing the high demand for professional human capacity development trainings in Indonesia, making E-Learning and/or Blended Learning an exceptional opportunity for training institutions. The consensus was, however, that it is also a complex task for training institutions to develop state-of-the-art E-Learning programmes and manage learning processes appropriately.

To support and improve the implementation of E-Learning programmes on a national level, it was agreed to request the help of the responsible institutions to provide:

  • certification and accreditation policies and regulations,
  • budgetary policy,
  • fast internet connection across Indonesia,
  • professional human resources development for E-Learning development and implementation in Indonesia and the ASEAN region

Participants finally decided to join their forces with the foundation of a national E-Learning Network, as a forum for sharing experiences and joint activities on e-learning development.

For further information please contact:
Edy Marbyanto and Anne-Cathrin Vonarx, Strategic Area Human Capacity Development

FORCLIME conducted a workshop for the revision of the Technical Guidance for Forest Inventories and the Development of Forest Management Plans for FMUs

workshop fmu

Forest inventories as the systematic collection of forest data and information provide the basis for all further analyses and planning steps for FMUs as defined in long-term as well as annual business plans.

The application of sound and efficient forest inventory methods at FMU level is a precondition for the formulation of 10-year as well as annual management plans of forest management units (FMU) and therefore of central importance to the forest sector reform of the Indonesian Government. Specific inventories need to be conducted at regular intervals at FMU and resort (RPH) and compartment level to provide the basis for forest management by determining the potential of forest and non-timber forest products but also assessing biodiversity, environmental services (e.g. carbon, water, soil conservation) and socio-economic conditions of forest dependent people.

Consequently the selection of the inventory method depends on the following aspects: 1) inventory objective, 2) regulations/standards, 3) forest condition, 4) desired accuracy and 5) available budget, human resources and desired timeframe.

In its support to the Directorate General for Forest Planning and Environmental Governance of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, FORCLIME is cooperating with the University of Goettingen (ForestEye) as an international consultant specialized in forest monitoring and forest inventory methods. The team of ForestEye including Dr Lutz Fehrmann and Nils Noelke provide specific scientific support and inputs on the revision of the MoEF forest inventory guidelines monitoring methodologies and offer specific training modules for national and subnational stakeholders in the context of FMU planning.

During the opening session the Director General, Prof. San Afri Awang and Director of Forest Resource Inventory and Monitoring, Ruandha Agung Sugardiman, stressed the importance to implement sound forest inventory methods that can address the multitude of information requirements of an FMU. Consequently the revised guidance should provide minimum criteria but enough flexibility to accommodate different information needs, ecological and socio-economic conditions of different FMUs.

The results from this workshop will help to further revise the guidance, set up specific trainings for national and subnational partners and to initiate a revision of the NFI methodology.

For further information please contact Mathias Bertram (Strategic Area Manager Forest Policy): mathias.bertram@giz.de

Villagers trained for self-patrolling to secure their forests in Malinau.

During its planning preparation, FORCLIME technical and financial cooperation put into account suggestions proposed by the local community if the ideas are long term investments. One of suggestions from the local communities are to improve their capacity in patrolling in order to enhance capability for preventing illegal activities as well as monitoring the biodiversity in Tana Olen. This community based forest patrol will be undertaken by the community group for forest management (Kelompok Masyarakat Pengelolaan Hutan - KMPH) at 12 villages in Bahau Hulu and Pujungan sub districts of Malinau district

Therefore, the KMPH members were trained for three days in order to have a better understanding on the concept of community based patrol, monitoring the biodiversity, law and regulations and customary law as well. In addition, the KMPH members were also introduced to report preparation and using relevant tools.  The resource persons and facilitator on this meeting were experts from the District Project Management Unit (DPMU), the National Park of Kayang Mentarang, GFA _a consulting company) and GIZ FORCLIME.

At the end of the training period, most of villages were ready to carry out patrolling at the forest of tana olen. The implementation of the patrol will be monitored in order to obtain lessons that will be used for improvement for the following implementation. Furthermore, FORCLIME is expected to support the facilitation processes in preparing the local regulation concerning natural resources management at the two sub districts.

For more detail information, please contact:
Indah Astuti – forest expert at the DPMU Malinau
Ismet Khaeruddin, Strategic Area Manager for Biodiversity and Management of Protected Areas

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