From 19 to 22 September university lecturers from all over Indonesia came together in Jakarta to learn about and discuss first experiences with Forest Use Planning and Forest Management Planning in Forest Management Units (FMU). The workshop had been organised by the Directorate General of Forestry Planning through the Directorate of Area Management and Preparation of Forest Area Utilization (WP3H) in cooperation with GIZ FORCLIME. This workshop was the first move in developing an "expert pool" that eventually will provide continuous technical support to the development and operation of FMUs in Indonesia. The workshop was attended by 33 academics from 21 state universities in Indonesia.
In his opening speech the Director General of Forestry Planning, Ir. Bambang Soepijanto, MM., mentioned that forest use planning and forest management planning have a very strategic position in the implementation and operation of the FMU at the site level. He expressed his expectation that the workshop participants will be able to provide new ideas for forest use planning and forest management planning that can be used for FMU development.
Topics delivered during the workshop included the concept of and rationale for FMU development (Prof. Dr. Ir. Hariadi Kartodihardjo M.Sc.), organisational options for the financial management of an FMU as a business entity (Dr. Ir. Bramasto Nugroho, M.Sc.), and the progress of FMU development to date (Mr. Is Mugiono, MM., Director of WP3H). These introductory presentations were followed by an in-depth technical discussion related to forest use planning and forest management planning. The second day was devoted to sharing experiences from first steps in forest use planning and forest management planning in the Model Forest Management Unit of Berau Barat. While the Head of the FMU, Bpk Hamzah, provided insights into the local context and the reality faced by an FMU manager, two academics from Mulawarman University (Prof. Dr. Ir. Mustofa Agung Sardjono, Dr. Ir. Soeyitno Soedirman) presented their approach of advising and facilitating the process which constitutes one of the FORCLIME supported activities. The presentation aimed to demonstrate the planning stages as an example for all participants for when they might facilitate the preparation of the Forest Management Plan for the FMU in their region.
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