With the aim of improving forest management skills, particularly on forest mapping and data management, FORCLIME supported a training on Geographic Information System (GIS) for the technical staff of the Forest Management Units (FMUs), the Central Sulawesi Grand Park (Tahura Sulawesi Tengah) and Provincial Forest Service. The training was attended by 31 participants and was held in Kapopo-Ngatabaru Central Sulawesi Grand Park on 17 – 22 April.
On his opening speech, the Head of Provincial Forest Service, Dr. Nahardi, said that GIS is essential for managing FMUs more efficiently in the future, therefore, participants need to acquire sound knowledge on GIS. Furthermore, Dr. Nahardi visited the training twice to show his support to the participants.
In addition to organizing the training, FORCLIME`s GIS Adviser, Ms Klothilde Sikun, delivered a training on basic GIS tools, including GIS principles, introduction to ArcMAP and ArcCATALOG, rectification, creating spatial data, editing vector data, layouting and printing, and using Global Positioning System (GPS) tool. At the end of the successful training, the enthusiastic participants asked for an advanced training on GIS.
For further information, please contact: Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity Focal point for the KfW-Forest Program3 & Provincial Coordinator Central Sulawesi