With the purpose of evaluating the implementation of the Young Professional Forester (Bakti Rimbawan) Programme, including its challenges, The Center for Planning and Development of Human Resources (Pusrenbang) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry invited FORCLIME to work together to evaluate the Bakti Rimbawan Programme, a recruitment programme for alumni of Forestry Vocational High Schools and university graduates (forestry and non-forestry) to be placed in the Forest Management Units (KPH) throughout Indonesia with the aim to support the implementation of the KPH’s forest management plan. The programme was initiated in 2013 with the intention of assisting KPHs in meeting the needs of reliable and professional human resources. This initial meeting on April 22, 2021, conducted online and offline, was discussing the evaluation plan, including secondary data collection and analysis and interviews with stakeholders.
Information to be collected includes:
a. Bakti Rimbawan's achievements and contributions, both as a programme and individually.
b. Mapping of priority activities carried out by Bakti Rimbawan participants at KPHs
c. The implications of the implementation of the government regulation (PP 23) related to shifting the KPH’s main tasks and functions towards the Bakti Rimbawan programme.
d. Strategies for fulfilling human resource needs at the KPHs after the Omnibus law of job creation, which are related to the course of human resource needs and financing sources.
"The evaluation result is expected to provide exit strategy options for the Bakti Rimbawan Programme", said Dr. Iwan Setiawan, the Head of Planning, Development and Evaluation of Human Resources for Non-Apparatus Environment and Forestry.
The meeting also discussed plans to document the achievements and lessons learned from the Bakti Rimbawan programme implementation in a story telling book.
Follow-up of the meeting is the implementation of evaluation which is planned to be conducted in June - July 2021.