The Center of Forest Education and Training (CFET), the Ministry of Forestry and FORCLIME conducted together a workshop on the development of CFET’s strategic planning for 2015 -2019 on 22 September 2014,. This strategic plan is based on the Ministry of Forestry’s strategic planning as well as the National Mid-term Development Planning (RPJM) of the Indonesian forestry sector as a whole.
The meeting was participated by officers of CFET, both structural and functional levels, by representatives from the Center of Planning and Development of Forestry Human Resources, and regional education and training agencies. In addition, officers from the National Administration Agency (LAN) were invited as well as from Perhutani (state-owned forestry company), and the Forest Concessionaires Association (APHI).
During his opening speech, the director of CFET stated that there are two challenges that need to be faced with regard to education and training in the future. These challenges are (1) some of the decision makers still consider education and training as ‘staff expenditure’ instead of ‘investment’; (2) CFET set the target to educate 41,800 staff in the future five years, which is three times more than the current target. Therefore, it is necessary to find new approaches and methods in order to achieve these objectives.
The outcomes from the discussion are several strategic ideas that are required for education and training development in the future, such as: (1) developing an e-learning approach to support classic education programmes; (2) establishing a network for cooperation; (3) enhancing capacities of CFET’s lecturers; (4) improving facilities for education and training implementation; and (5) encouraging policy and budgeting reforms in order to provide more support to education and training practices.
As a follow-up, there will be another workshop with the aim to formulate strategies, programmes and detailed activities.
For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development