FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
The Minister for Environment and Forestry (KLHK), Dr. Siti Surbaya, received the 2018 gender mainstreaming award, the Anugerah Parahita Ekapraya (APE), which was handed over by the Vice President on 19 December 2018 at the Vice President's Palace, Jakarta. The Government honours the award to ministries/institutions that have shown a commitment to mainstream gender equality and empowerment of women into their programmes and activities, created innovations in the implementation of gender equality and assist on Gender Mainstreaming to other ministries/institutions and local governments. There are four categories of APE, namely Pratama, Madya, Utama, and Mentor. In 2018, the KLHK received the highest category, the Mentor. In 2016 the Ministry of Environment and Forestry received the Utama category. In addition to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the 2018 APE Mentor was also given to the National Planning and Development agency (Bappenas), the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Affairs.
One of the differences between Utama and Mentor categories is that KLHK has developed innovations on activities implemented at site levels in the districts: Agam (West Sumatra), Waingapu (East Nusa Tenggara), and in the demonstration areas of FORCLIME. Since 2013, FORCLIME consistently has supported gender mainstreaming activities at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and will continue to provide support to the Ministry’s Gender Mainstreaming Working Group.
Aiming to support the capacity of Forest Management Units (KPH) personnel, the North Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service and the Samarinda Environmental and Forestry Education and Training Center together with FORCLIME, conducted a workshop on December 6 in Tanjung Selor, North Kalimantan. The objective of the workshop is to present the results of a field study at KPH Malinau related to the identification of training needs for KPH human resources in North Kalimantan for the next five years. The workshop was attended by representatives from several KPHs in North Kalimantan, the Provincial Tourism Service, the Kutai National Park and local NGOs.
In his remarks, the Head of the North Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service emphasized that KPHs must be managed by professional staff, so that KPHs can become independent and contribute to improving community income.
The result of the workshop is a selection of topics for trainings, such as: Non-Timber Forest Products Inventory, Preparation of Forest Management Plans, Mentoring of Social Forestry Programmes and Geographic Information Systems. The Samarinda Environment and Forestry Education and Training Center will develop a training programme for 2019 based on the results of the workshop.
For the purpose of preparing forest management plans for the Forest Management Units (KPHs) and the Village Forest Management Institutions (LPHD), the KPH Berau Barat together with the Directorate of Forest Inventory and Resource Monitoring of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, supported by FORCLIME, conducted a training on Forest Inventory on 26-30 November in Tanjung Redeb, East Kalimantan. The training aims to improve the competency of participants in carrying out forest inventory, particularly on standing stocks/timber inventory, so as to provide reliable data about capacities of forest management units and village forests for the management of KPHs and LPHDs . 25 representatives of KPH Berau Barat, LPHD members and local NGOs participated. In addition to classroom training, participants also practiced forest inventory at the Grand Forest of Tangap, Berau District.
After the training, participants are expected to have a follow-up training to analyse data from inventory results, in addition, to have a basic training on Geographic Information Systems.