With the aim to get insights into the progress made through the Young Professional Forester programme (Bakti Rimbawan), the Center for Planning and Development of Forestry Human Resources (Pusrenbang SDM - KLHK) and FORCLIME conducted a monitoring assessment in ten Forest Management Units (FMUs) across Indonesia. Among the FMUs assessed during August and September 2016 was FMU Kapuas Hulu in West Kalimantan, which employs 12 foresters through the Bakti Rimbawan programme.
The Young Professional Forester programme has been launched by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in 2014, and since then is posting young foresters and Forestry Vocational High School graduates at the FMUs. The programme aims to improve the professional skills of the young foresters, and support FMU development in the field.
According to the Head of FMU of Kapuas Hulu, the young foresters, which make up 40 percent of FMU Kapuas Hulu staff, have good competencies and are the "engine" for FMU Kapuas implementation. "I hope the Bakti Rimbawan programme will continue, so that FMU Kapuas Hulu operations can be implemented well," he added.
For further information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Are Manager, Human Capacity Development