In order to accelerate the operationalization of Forest Management Units (FMU) in Indonesia, FORCLIME facilitated a training for forestry academicians to become experts who can support the development of FMU in different regions. In line with the training, the participants established RAKI (Rumah Akademisi Kehutanan Indonesia), a group of experts that are expected to become the ‘think tank’ for future FMU development in Indonesia.
So far, trainings have been conducted in Yogyakarta and Mataram for Region 2 (Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara), in Ambon for Region 4 (Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua) and in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan for Region 3 (all Kalimantan provinces).
During the training the lead trainer, Dr. Agus Setyarso, emphasized the specific characteristics of each individual FMU and the need to set up locally adapted management structures.
RAKI’s members show continuous commitment to support the process of FMU operationalization, for instance by establishing a FMU Consultation Centre, which is part of the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Forest Management at the University of Lambung Mangkurat in South Kalimantan. The FMU Consultation Centre has the following tasks:
1. to provide advice to Heads of FMUs on FMU operationalization and management,
2. to conduct trainings in the framework of human resource development as required by FMUs,
3. to recruit and empower experts to manage the FMU.
For more information, please contact:
Gatot Moeryanto, Senior Adviser for FMU development
The gender mainstreaming working group (Pokja PUG) of the Ministry of Forestry conducted a training for trainers on gender responsive planning and budgeting from 6th – 9th of May 2014 in Jakarta. The activity, which was facilitated by FORCLIME, was attended by 25 participants representing focal points of every directorate general at the Ministry of Forestry. Additionally, participants from the FORCLIME pilot districts (Kapuas Hulu, Berau, Malinau) and gender pilot areas of the Ministry of Forestry in Agam District in West Sumatera and Sumba Timur in Nusa Tenggara Timur joined the training.
After attending the training, participants are expected to be able to:
• understand and implement their role and responsibilities as focal points for the PUG working group in their respective units in the Ministry;
• undertake gender analysis and develop annual gender responsive planning and budgeting using Gender Analysis Pathway (GAP) and Gender Budgeting Strategy (GBS);
• undertake advocacy in gender responsive planing and budgeting (PPRG) in related units.
The gender mainstreaming working group at the Ministry of Forestry, established through Decision 82/Kpts-II/2003 in order to implement the Presidential Instruction No. 9/2000 on Gender Mainstreaming in National Development and other relevant regulations, has the following tasks:
1. Integrating gender mainstreaming in the forestry sector in policy planning, program planning, project planning, and planning activities;
2. Ensuring gender mainstreaming in the implementation of the forestry sector development;
3. Monitoring and evaluating gender mainstreaming in the forestry sector;
4. Coordinating cross-agency cooperation and inter-governmental working groups on gender mainstreaming at every echelon through gender mainstreaming implementation
For more information, please contact:
Contact person at Pokja PUG: Ernawati Eko Hartono
Mohamad Rayan, FORCLIME Gender Officer
Following the announcement to determine eight Village Forests in Kapuas Hulu through a decree of the Minister of Forestry, FORCLIME helped initiating the process of proposal development for Forest Village management (HPHD) licenses. The preparation of the document follows the directive stipulated in the Minister of Forestry Regulation No. 49/2008 on the Establishment of the Working Area of Forest Village (PAK-HD) in Kapuas Hulu. The workshop took place from 6th to 8th of May 2014 with the objective to prepare a Village Forest Management Plan (RKHD), other necessary village regulations, and to organize the administrative requirements for the Forest Village management proposal to the Governor of West Kalimantan.
The workshop was conducted collaboratively with the Plantation and Forestry Service of Kapuas Hulu, Kapuas Watershed Management Service (BPDAS - Kapuas), FORCLIME, and the local NGOs WWF Indonesia, FFI Kapuas Hulu and Perkumpulan KABAN.
For further information, please contact:
Ali Mustofa, Technical Adviser for Community-Based Forest Management