Following the successful internships programme conducted in 2019, FORCLIME would like to continue the program for 2020. This year, five new graduates from Papua University and one student from Ottow Geissler University join the internship programme. Due to the current covid-19 pandemic, the internship will be done entirely online. Each intern will be assigned a mentor to facilitate and supervise their work during the internship. The internship will last for a period of two and a half months. The internship has already commenced with an Introduction Workshop held on 14 to 18 September 2020, this was also conducted online using MS Teams.
During the workshop, interns were given background information on a variety of topics. These included priority programs in the forestry sector, GIZ, FORCLIME and its thematic areas such social forestry, biodiversity conservation, forest management unit development and climate change mitigation in the forestry sector. In addition, interns also received insights from other GIZ programmes relating to corruption prevention in the forestry sector, peatland management, and sustainable agriculture supply chains.