On 8-10 May 2017, FORCLIME presented at the exhibition during the Bonn Regional Challenge Asia Regional High Level Roundtable in Palembang, South Sumatra. In the exhibition, FORCLIME displayed various publications related to forest management and land rehabilitation. FORCLIME has join booth with other GIZ program, Biodiversity and Climate Change (BIOCLIME), which has programme site in South Sumatra. More than 150 people visited FORCLIME and BIOCLIME booth, including the Governor of South Sumatra.
In addition to FORCLIME and BIOCLIME, several other organizations and institutions participated in the exhibition, including the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, ICRAF, Belantara Foundation, IDH Indonesia, WRI Indonesia, local government of South Sumatera.
Furthermore, FORCLIME also attended the Bonn Regional Challenge Asia Regional High Level Roundtable meeting as observer.
For more information about the meeting, please contact:
Pipin Permadi, Adviser for Forest Policy and Strategic Planning
On 25-27 April, the Directorate General of Forestry Planning and Environmental Management of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) with the support from FORCLIME conducted a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) to review the National Forestry Planning 2011 – 2030 in Bogor. Twenty-five participants, including six resource persons from FORCLIME, the Gajah Mada and Bogor Agricultural Universities, attended the discussion.
The vision of the revised National Forestry Planning is “Forest governance aimed to make life support system functioning for people welfare”. Which is broken down into the following missions: Creating adequacy of proportional forestlands; Reforming forest governance; Performing sustainable multi-benefits management of forests; Improving community engagement and access in forest management; Enhancing environmental carrying capacity; and Strengthening forestry positioning at national, regional, and international levels.
The Director General of Forestry Planning and Environmental Management has corresponded with the revised document, which has/had also been presented to the Minister of Environment and Forestry.
For further information, please contact:
Wandojo Siswanto, Senior Adviser, Forest & Climate Change Policy
Mohamad Rayan, Technical Adviser, Crosscutting Issues and Conflict Management
With the aim to improve the capacity of forest managers at the site level, the Provincial Forestry Services of East and North Kalimantan and FORCLIME jointly organized a training on Developing Forest Management Plan for Forest Management Unit (FMU) on 27-29 April 2017 in Samarinda, East Kalimantan. 35 participants represented the FMUs (East Kalimantan and North Kalimantan Provinces), the East Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry implementing unit for forest planning (Balai Pemantapan Kawasan Hutan - BPKH) and the Training Center of Environment and Forestry (Balai Diklat Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan - BDLHK) in Samarinda, East Kalimantan.
During the training participants gained knowledge related to FMU as the management unit on the ground, including the concept of FMU development, legal aspects and technical basis for preparing management planning (Long Term Forest Management Plan - RPHJP).
Challenges during the RPHJP preparation include: (1) Limited access to acquire accurate and valid data; (2) Shortcoming skills in mapping development; (3) Inadequate capability to incorporate the stakeholders’ concerns in utilizing forest area.
For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager, Human Capacity Development
Suprianto, Technical Adviser, FMU development