FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
The annual Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting of FORCLIME was held on Friday 26 April 2013, chaired by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Forestry (MoF), Dr. Hadi Daryanto. During the PSC meeting, both the Technical Cooperation (TC) and Financial Cooperation (FC) module presented their progress reports 2012 and their annual work plans for 2013. The meeting was attended by the PSC members, representatives from the GIZ and KfW Indonesia offices, the Programme’s management board and advisers of the TC and FC modules.
The PSC meeting endorsed the Annual Work Plans of both modules. Additionally, the PSC members including Dr. Basah Hernowo from BAPPENAS witnessed the signing ceremony of the Implementation Agreement for the Phase-2 of the Technical Cooperation (TC module). Signatories of the document were the Secretary General of the MoF, Dr. Hadi Daryanto, the Deputy Country Director of GIZ, Mr. Ralf Sanftenberg, the Head of the Planning Bureau of MoF, Mr. Helmi Basalamah, and the FORCLIME (TC) Programme Director, Mr. Rolf Krezdorn.
The IndoGreen Forestry Expo is a special annual forestry event hosted by the Ministry of Forestry. This year’s expo was held on 4 to 7 April 2013 at the Jakarta Convention Center. FORCLIME, for the first time, was present with its own booth located inside the Ministry of Forestry booth complex.
Special attraction and centerpiece of FORCLIME’s booth was a huge touch screen where visitors could obtain information about FORCLIME’s activities implemented in its three pilot districts, namely Malinau and Berau (East Kalimantan) and Kapuas Hulu (West Kalimantan). Among the visitors to the booth were some high ranking officials from the Ministry of Forestry, namely Secretary General, Director General of Forestry Business Development, Director General of Watershed Management and Social Forestry, Director General of Forestry Human Resources Development, and some of the directors from the technical units in the Ministry of Forestry.
On 4 April FORCLIME conducted a talkshow on the topic of Community Empowerment. Panelists included Saleh Waang, the Head of Setulang village in Malinau, East Kalimantan, Edy Marbyanto from GIZ FORCLIME and Diah Rahardjo from the Multi-stakeholders Forestry Programme (MFP). The head of Setulang village shared his experience about the importance of the forest to the Dayak Kenyah in Setulang village where their life depends on the presence of the protection forest (tane olen). Edy Marbyanto explained the role of FORCLIME in facilitating the process of Setulang village to obtain a permit for managing its forest through the Village Forest (Hutan Desa) scheme.
A Plenary Meeting of the National Secretariat for FMU Development was held on Friday, 8 March 2013 chaired by the Director General of Forestry Planning, Ir. Bambang Soepijanto, MM. The meeting was also attended by Echelon 1 and 2 officials as members of the Secretariat’s Steering Committee and Executive Committee, respectively. The National Secretariat for FMU Development - in short "Seknas KPH" - has been supported by FORCLIME starting from the concept development to its establishment process and operation.
As Chairman of the Executive Committee, Ir. Is Mugiono, MM., Director of Area Management and Preparation of Forest Area Utilization (WP3H) - Directorate General of Forestry Planning, presented the progress of implementation of the National Secretariat to the plenary meeting. The members of the National Secretariat acknowledged the 2013 Work Plan of the National Secretariat for FMU Development presented by its Executive Secretary Dr. Agus Setyarso.
Following the presentations participants, which included representatives from Bappenas and the Ministry of Home Affairs, discussed progress and declared their commitment for the success of FMU development and its operation. The “Seknas” meeting was the first Plenary Meeting held in 2013. It can be considered as a sign of a new chapter for mobilizing support from the Echelon 1 in the process of FMU development and its operation.