The Planning Bureau of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry as FORCLIME’s project executing agency together with representatives from the Secretariat of the Human Resources Extension and Development Agency (BP2SDM) and FORCLIME Team visited the Environment and Forestry Training Center of Makassar (BD LHK Makassar), South Sulawesi on 16 June 2021. During the visit, representatives from the Planning Bureau explained that FORCLIME which runs from January 2021 to December 2023 has working areas in Central Sulawesi, Papua and West Papua. FORCLIME’s Program Strategic Plan for the period 2021-2023 and Work Plan for 2021 have been signed and ready to be implemented.
Adding to information from the Planning Bureau’s representative, FORCLIME’s Program Director conveyed that since the authority of capacity development for the Eastern Indonesia region is under the coordination of BD LHK Makassar, FORCLIME will assign the Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development, Edy Marbyanto; and a Development Adviser, Daniel Maertz, at the BD LHK Makassar. The placement of these two personnel is expected to support BD LHK in human capacity development in the Tanah Papua. In response to this, the Head of BD LHK Makassar welcomes the plan to place FORCLIME personnel in BD LHK Makassar and will provide a workspace, however, currently still being renovated along with the renovation of other part of the building at the Training Center premises. Therefore, temporally FORCLIME team will use other available room.
During the visit, FORCLIME Team and other guest groups visited the Tabo-tabo Training Forest that managed by the Training Center and is located about 60 km from Makassar city. Representative of BP2SDM Secretariat mentioned that BP2SDM is currently pushing the synergy between the Makassar LHK Training Center and the Makassar Forestry Vocational High School (SMK Forestry) in the development of Tabo-tabo Training Forest. in the school year 2021-2022 they plan to place some students and study at the Tabo-tabo Training Forest with applying health protocols. The study in the field is expected to increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning activities during the pandemic. FORCLIME is expected to contribute positively to the development of the Tabo-tabo Training Forest as facility of training, research and empowering the surrounding community.
For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic area manager for human capacity development