The IndoGreen Forestry Expo is a special annual forestry event hosted by the Ministry of Forestry. This year’s expo was held on 4 to 7 April 2013 at the Jakarta Convention Center. FORCLIME, for the first time, was present with its own booth located inside the Ministry of Forestry booth complex.

Special attraction and centerpiece of FORCLIME’s booth was a huge touch screen where visitors could obtain information about FORCLIME’s activities implemented in its three pilot districts, namely Malinau and Berau (East Kalimantan) and Kapuas Hulu (West Kalimantan). Among the visitors to the booth were some high ranking officials from the Ministry of Forestry, namely Secretary General, Director General of Forestry Business Development, Director General of Watershed Management and Social Forestry, Director General of Forestry Human Resources Development, and some of the directors from the technical units in the Ministry of Forestry.

On 4 April FORCLIME conducted a talkshow on the topic of Community Empowerment. Panelists included Saleh Waang, the Head of Setulang village in Malinau, East Kalimantan, Edy Marbyanto from GIZ FORCLIME and Diah Rahardjo from the Multi-stakeholders Forestry Programme (MFP). The head of Setulang village shared his experience about the importance of the forest to the Dayak Kenyah in Setulang village where their life depends on the presence of the protection forest (tane olen). Edy Marbyanto explained the role of FORCLIME in facilitating the process of Setulang village to obtain a permit for managing its forest through the Village Forest (Hutan Desa) scheme.