To support the development of Forest Management Units (FMU), the Ministry of Forestry through the Centre of Forest Education and Training (CFET) and the Directorate of Area Management and Preparation of Forest Area Utilization (Direktorat Wilayah Pengelolaan dan Penyiapan Areal Pemanfaatan Kawasan Hutan – WP3H) conducted a training in Bogor for candidates of Head of FMUs. The entire training takes 60 days from 3 September to 1 November 2013, and the first seminar in Bogor was attended by 30 participants from different regions in Indonesia.
Special focus was put on the topic of “entrepreneurship” as one of the tasks that have to be developed by the Heads of FMUs when managing their forest area. For most government officials in the forestry sector the topic of entrepreneurship is a new issue as before they had often focussed more on formulating and implementing regulations, or facilitating and providing technical assistance. For delivering these new competences on entrepreneurship, FORCLIME provided experts including Dr. Bambang Subagjo and Dra. Ken Sitawati Utami MM, who work in tandem with lectures from CFET such as Ir. Arifah Prihartini MSc. The following material was discussed during the training in Bogor: introduction of entrepreneurship, the characteristics of entrepreneurship, the business canvas model (9 aspects to be considered in developing business), business feasibility, and networking and promotion of development and business investment. The training also discussed some case studies of business development in the forestry sector, such as rubber wood utilization in West Kalimantan, clean water utilization from the forest and managing eco-tourism in Sabah, Malaysia.
For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager Human Capacity Development