FORCLIME actively participated in the celebration of the International Day of Forests (IDF) in Indonesia which has been organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) since 2015. The MoEF held a series of events, which took place at the Manggala Wanabakti premises, Jakarta on 21 March 2019, such as drawing & colouring competition (for elementary school); VLOG, making short movie using drone, speech competition (for high schools) and a one-day exhibition (for public). This year, the focus of MoEF was on youth with the theme ‘“Rekreasi Edukasi Rimbawan Milenial” (Recreation Education Millennial Foresters). There were at least 1000 participants at the events.
In addition, a talk show was conducted on the topic of Forest Education and Youth. Since the focus was on young generations, applying the latest technology and apps to communicate to the millennials about the importance of forests for ecology, economic and social functions is necessary.
In December 2012, the United Nations declared March 21 of every year as the International Day of Forests, with the aim to celebrate and raise awareness to the public on the importance of all types of forests and trees, which grow outside of forests. This year’s theme is Forests and Education.
For more information, please contact:
Mohamad Rayan, Adviser for Crosscutting Issue and Conflict Management