FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
Staff members of the two Forest Management Units (FMU) Berau Barat and Gularaya, together with representatives from Forest Area Consolidation Center (Balai Pemantapan Kawasan Hutan - BPKH) in Samarinda, Pontianak and Palu as well as representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry have discussed with experts from the University of Göttingen/ Forest Eye Research, Germany, about the revision of the guideline for forest inventory on FMU level.
The training, which took place from 09 to 13 November in Bogor, mainly focused on (i) the possibilities to increase the effectiveness of the inventory methodology while ideally reducing inventory costs, and on (ii) the identification of practical inventory objectives for FMUs including the clear formulation of an inventory’s purpose.
The first day of discussions was followed by three practical training days. The technical training covered several topics, from Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data managment to Remote Sensing. The training was supplemented with a field trip to a nearby forest area where the participants were introduced to a range of forest mensuration devices and techniques.
For further information please contact:
Tobias Goedde, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management
On 1st of November 2015 the Center for Education and Training of Human Resources for Environment and Forestry (CFET) launched its first Blended Learning Training. This new training delivery method combines Online Learning with traditional face-to-face training. One of the advantages of Blended-Learning is to significantly reduce the time staff has to be out of the workplace. Nevertheless the participants are able to learn with high quality learning material and discuss online with trainers. Participants can access the material, discussion forums and chats through the newly designed Online Learning Management System “Moodle” (http://www.elearning.pusdiklathut.org). Moodle is like a virtual classroom, where participants can concentrate on the theoretical learning content but also reflect on their areas of responsibility
A special feature of this Blended Training is the fact that it is implemented jointly by 3 regional forestry training centers. Thousands of kilometers away from each other, trainers from Kalimantan (Samarinda), Sumatra (Pekanbaru) and East Nusa Tenggara (Kupang) can now meet online to facilitate the learning processes of the participants. Trainer and Online Tutor, Dr. Agus Setiawan, “We are so excited about this pilot training and thankful that GIZ FORCLIME supports us in the Blended Learning training development and implementation.” FORCLIME Strategic Area 5 has been assisting CFET, the regional forestry training centers and forestry vocational schools with the implementation of E-Learning since September 2014.
To mainstream Blended Learning successfully, the Center for Education and Training of Human Resources for Environment and Forestry (CFET) in Bogor has scheduled two additional new Blended Learning Trainings for the upcoming month. “REDD+ and Climate Change” and “Collaboration Management” will be offered to gain further experience with that new training delivery method and to proof its upscaling potentials to deliver high quality training to a large number of forestry staff in Indonesia and potentially in the ASEAN region.
To support the development of e-learning, the forestry vocational school (SMKK) in Kadipaten, in collaboration with the e-learning team from the Centre for Education and Training of Human Resources (CFET), Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and FORCLIME held a basic training on e-learning for SMKK teachers in Kadipaten - West Java on 15 to 16 October 2015. The training was attended by 18 teachers of SMKK Kadipaten, and facilitated by trainers from the e-learning team in CFET, as well as FORCLIME advisors.
This activity, which was initiated under the Ministry for Education and Culture’s plan to increase field practice for SMKK students and reduce the time spent in classrooms, had the immediate purpose of improving the learning processes in SMKKs by using e-learning technology. Therefore, the Kadipaten forestry vocational school plans to develop e-learning as a technology to deliver lessons to students during their field practices (off campus).
The participants in the training were very enthusiastic to practice the preparation of teaching materials using e-learning technology, especially as the software is free, user-friendly, and does not require high technical computer specifications.
The development of e-learning based teaching modules will continue in 2016 in order to create complete, interesting and interatice modules for the students.
For further information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development