FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
During the EU Climate Diplomacy Week 2019, which took place on 23 September to 6 October, the German Embassy cooperated with FORCLIME to conduct a talk show about “Youth for Forest Conservation” on 24 September at Manggala Wanabakti premises in Jakarta. More than a hundred participants from some universities [(Gajah Mada (Yogyakarta), Lambungmangkurat (Lampung), IPB (Bogor), Indonesia (Depok), Jenderal Soedirman (Central Java)], NGOs and representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry attended the event. Speakers of the event were participants of the FORCLIME Internship Programme (University of Papua), the International Forestry Students’ Association, Foresteract.com, and the Directorate General of Climate Change Management of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF).
“This is a very good platform for the youth to voice our aspirations to the Government of Indonesia. It is rare to find such opportunities.” Andreas, the speaker from the International Forestry Students’ Association, stated during the event.
Moreover, after talking with the representative from the DG Social Forestry and Sustainable Environment Partnership of the MoEF about the opportunity to assist Social Forestry implementation, Andreas added “What is even better are the opportunities for young people at this event. We finally have a chance to talk to government officials and addressed our needs in regard to youth participation in their programme.”
“I hope his event will inspire other institutions to provide platforms to discuss with the government in the same way as the German Embassy and GIZ have done through the Climate Diplomacy Week. All we need is the bridge between the youth and the government.” Arifah Hidayati, a student from Universitas Gadjah Mada, told the editorial.
During the EU Climate Diplomacy Week, the EC Delegations and embassies of several EU Member States held various events to foster dialogues and cooperation on climate change, showcase success stories and inspire future actions.
The Village Management Board of Menua Sadap conducted a workshop for tour guides on 18-20 September in Karangan Bunut hamlet in Kapuas Hulu district, West Kalimantan. The workshop aimed to improve the capacity of local tour guides in order to create a sustainable economy through eco-tourism. Next to the Menua Sadap Village Forest Management Board (LPHD Menua Sadap), representatives of two other village forests in the area took part in the workshop (LPHD Tamao and LPHD Sungai Abau). Trainers from the Indonesian Mountain Guide Association (APGI) and from the Betung Kerihun National Park gave lectures and input on good service, identified potential tourism activities and elaborated next steps for eco-tourism development.
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Petrus Derani, Technical adviser, community-based forest management
FORCLIME with IPB University FORCI (Centre for Forestry Organization Capacity and Institution) is collaborating in developing a book on policy development of forest management unit (Kesatuan Pengelolaan Hutan-KPH) and its future. In relation to that, FORCLIME and FORCI held FGD on getting inputs from stakeholders as part of the process of the development of the book in Bogor on 24 September 2019. There were 30 participants from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) officials , academician, NGOs, university students, West Kalimantan Forestry Service, KPH Jawa Barat, representative from KPH Association and Bappenas. The proposed book is expected to review the history of KPH Development and to suggest some recommendations or innovations for the future.