Cooperation - Republic of Indonesia and Federal Republic of Germany

German delegation visited Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan

Representatives from the Government of Germany, the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), visited the district of Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan.  Objective of the visit was to see the progress on the ongoing implementation of the bilateral programme between the Indonesian and German governments on forests and climate change. “The German Government is seriously committed to the cooperation with the Indonesian Government on the forests and climate change programme”, explained Mrs. Katja Hummel from the BMZ.

With regard to the visit, the local government welcoming the German delegation to their location, as expressed by the Assistant 2 of the West Kalimantan Province, Mr. Lensus Kandri, “We welcome the Delegation to see directly on how we manage our forests and other issues related to climate change and green economy”.
In addition to BMZ and BMU, the German delegation also accompanied by representatives from the Embassy of the Federal Government of German in Indonesia, the German development bank (KFW). While from the host country joined the officials from the Ministry of Forestry, West Kalimantan Provincial Government, Kapuas Hulu District Government. During the visit, also present civil society and NGO’s and representatives from the GIZ Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME). The visit was conducted on 16 to 19 November 2013.

For further information on the FORCLIME, please contact:
Rolf Krezdorn, Programme Director of FORCLIME

FORCLIME supports National FMU expert pool meeting in Yogyakarta

From 08 to 10 November, the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry hosted the 2nd National Forest Management Unit (FMU) expert pool meeting with support from the GIZ Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) in Yogyakarta.  
The purpose of the event which was attended by over 35 forestry academics and professionals across Indonesia was to develop a core group of university based FMU experts to provide advice in FMU development and operation and prepare the setup of training of trainers (ToT) services. This core group will be an important resource hub for knowledge and skill transformation and the basis for setting up regional expert pools as trainers for specific FMUs.

A common understanding on FMU concept, development and operationalization conceptually was developed among lecturers and participants. Additional side events were dedicated to the Higher Education Leadership Forum of Indonesian Forestry (FORETIKA) and academics of the National Forestry  Council (DKN) chamber. A major result was the consolidation of both forae into a new and integrated  organisation of academics, the ” Rumah Akademisi Kehutanan Indonesia (RAKI) / Indonesian House of Forestry Academics”. In addition participants conducted a one day visit to the FMU Yogyakarta to explore potential management and business model concepts and multistakeholder approaches within forest management.  

For further information, please contact:
Mathias Bertram, Strategic Area Manager for National and Sub-national Regulatory Framework (Forest Policy)
Gatot Moeryanto, Senior Adviser for Forest Management Unit Development

FORCLIME facilitates training for FMU operationalization

With the intention to support Forest Management Unit (FMU) development ‘on the ground’, GIZ FORCLIME in collaboration with the Center for Controlling Forest Development Regional III (Pusdal III) and the National FMU Secretariat organized a training for FMU staff at FORCLIME’s three pilot districts and provinces in Kalimantan.

The objective of the training was to improve capacities of FMU staff in understanding the basic concepts, planning and operational procedures of FMUs according to the individual characteristics of each forest management area. Additionally, the training is expected to accelerate the independent and professional operationalization of FMUs in Indonesia,  in particular the ones supported by GIZ FORCLIME.

The training was conducted from 22 -24 October in Yogyakarta and was opened by the Head of Pusdal III of the Ministry of Forestry, Dr. Nyoman Yuliarsana. The participants in the training belong to the staff of FMU Kapuas Hulu (10 people), FMU Berau (5 people), and FMU Malinau (3 people). Dr. Yuliarsana’s speech stated that through establishing forest management based on smallest management units (FMUs) it is expected to be able to manage forest resources sustainably and optimally in the future. Therefore it is necessary to have sufficient resources, including human resources that are adequate to and competent in their respective sectors.

Topics presented during the training include FMU management plan establishment (Dr. Agus Setyarso), the concept of FMU development in Indonesia and establishment of FMU working areas (Prof. Hariadi Kartodihardjo), entrepreneurship in managing FMUs (Dr. Bambang Subagyo), and mechanisms of Financial Management Pattern for Sub-national Public Service Agencies (Pola Pengelolaan Keuangan Badan Layanan Umum Daerah - PPK-BLUD) as the financial mechanism of an independent FMU (Mr. Bejo Mulyono, MML - Head of Sub BLUD, Ministry of Home Affairs).

Training activities ended with a field trip to the FMU Yogyakarta to hear about lessons learnt that have been made in the field of FMU financing, in this case income from eucalyptus oil processing, wood crafts, or timber estates (teak, pine and rubber).

For further information, please contact
Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager for FMU Development
Gatot Moeryanto, Senior Adviser for Forestry Policy


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