Intending to use the Education Forest to support training activities and as location for the social forestry programme, the Human Resources Training Center of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Pusat Diklat KLHK) conducted a workshop on 1 – 2 November in Bogor. The two-day workshop also aimed to monitor the progress of the Education Forest managed by the Environment and Forestry Training Agency (BDLHK). The workshop supported by FORCLIME was attended by 80 participants representing the structural staff and lecturers (widyaiswara) of the Pusdiklat KLHK, BDLHK and Forest Vocational High School teachers.
As resource person a FORCLIME advisor explained the plan to establish demonstration plots of arboretum, nursery and agroforestry in BD LHK Samarinda Education Forest in 2018. The demonstration plots are aimed to support the training field practices at the BD LHK Samarinda. During a different session, the Head of Pusat Diklat raised an idea to use the Education Forest as a business incubator, which is intensively managed by the community through a Social Forestry scheme, so that the Education Forest will provide economic benefits for the surrounding community.
For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager, Human Capacity Development