Following the "Independent Learning" policy launched by the Ministry of Education and Culture, FORCLIME in collaboration with the Sebijak Institute of the UGM Faculty of Forestry conducted a series of online courses on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the forestry sector on 19 - 28 January 2021. The activity, which was attended by more than 200 students from across disciplines throughout Indonesia, was not only limited to providing knowledge through lectures, but also facilitating and mentoring small group of selected student participants. Prior to the lecture series, FORCLIME and Sebijak Institute selected student participants through assessing their motivation on the filled participant form. The selected student participants are divided into five groups to discuss topics in forestry that are closely related to achieve the SDGs, as follows: 1) Food estate in Forest Areas; 2) Geothermal in Conservation Areas; 3) Social Forestry; 4) REDD+ and its Effectiveness; and 5) Management of Tourism in Conservation Areas. Additionally, the selected students are also required to fill out the pre-test and post-test sheets provided on the Learning Management System E-Lok platform of Gadjah Mada University. At the end of the activity, all groups presented the results of the discussion based on the series of online lectures, according to the determined topic themes. To evaluate the development of their knowledge about SDGs in the forestry sector, participants individually were assessed through pre and post-tests, in addition to final presentations.
“I learned many things about forestry in this online course, especially with the interactive course model which makes it easier for me to understand. I hope that in the future similar activities can be conducted with other topics that may be more specific." said Nilam Anggun Cahyani, one of selected student participants from the Sumatra Institute of Technology.
For more information, please contact:
Sekar A. Woro Yunita, Adviser for Monitoring & Evaluation/Sustainable Forest Management