Following the signing of the Implementation Agreement for Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) Technical Cooperation module, a kick-off meeting for FORCLIME 4.0 was conducted on 29 – 30 January 2021 through blended online and offline meeting. The meeting was led by the Planning Bureau of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) as the project executing agency of the Programme. FORCLIME 4.0 will have similar strategic areas as previously, namely: forest policy, sustainable forest management, human capacity development and supporting biosphere reserve in Central Sulawesi. However, for this FORCLIME 4.0, the location is shifting from Kalimantan to Papua and West Papua provinces in addition to Central Sulawesi. Participants of more than 50 people consist of representatives from the relevant MoEF directorates, local partners in Central Sulawesi, Papua and West Papua provinces, as well as FORCLIME staff. After the kick-off, that formalized by the Planning Bureau of MoEF, participants actively provided inputs for the Strategic Plan of FORCLIME 4.0. The discussion continued until the second day to harmonize the strategic workplan with partners’ strategic plan. The final document will be sent to the Head of Planning Bureau for signing and later will be used as a basis for preparing annual work plan of FORCLIME 4.0.
"I really appreciate the process of preparing the FORCLIME 4.0 strategic plan, aspect of forest conservation, especially related to Lore Lindu, is the main activity of this programme", said Mr Jusman, the Head of Lore Lindu National Park before the session is closed by the official from the Planning Bureau of MoEF.