On the occasion of the annual national FMU Coordination Meeting held from 12-14 September in Bogor which gathered all FMU Managers in Indonesia, the Ministry of Forestry through the Directorate General of Forestry Planning launched the FMU Info and Media Center Website which had been set up with support of the FORCLIME Programme. The website, named Media Informasi KPH, can be accessed at: www.kph.dephut.go.id. In his opening speech, the Director General of Forestry Planning, Ir. Bambang Soepijanto, emphasized the importance of the Forest Management Unit as a solution to forest management organization at the site level. He expressed his hope that the FMU will not only be a structural organisation, but also finance its own operations and, moreover, can provide benefits to the region.
The FMU Info and Media Center website provides a wealth of information about FMU development in Indonesia including facts about the current status of FMU development, relevant regulations, guidance documents, good practice examples of FMUs’ operational aspects and FMU profiles. It is expected to be used as a reference by local governments in the process of establishing FMUs and by FMU Managers themselves involved in organisational development, management planning and operation. Moreover, the website provides useful information generally for stakeholders interested in FMU development, such as officials of the Ministry of Forestry and other government agencies, consultants and other service providers, donors, NGOs, etc.
The website is managed by the Directorate of Area Management and Preparation of Forest Area Utilization (WP3H) of the Directorate General of Forestry Planning. It will be regularly updated and enriched with the latest guidance and lessons learned so as to also foster exchange of experiences among FMUs, following the spirit of the annual coordination meetings.
For further information, please contact:
Barbara Lang (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Gatot Moeryanto (email@example.com) or
Yenny Syafrina (firstname.lastname@example.org)