FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
FORCLIME collaborates with the University of Papua (UNIPA) and the Cenderawasih University (UNCEN) in Manokwari (West Papua) and in Jayapura (Papua province) and conducted and Introduction Training of the Internship Programme for Students on 17-21 June 2019 in the complex of the Green School in Ubud, Bali. Participants are selected students and fresh graduates that will be posted in Jakarta, Bogor, Kalimantan (east, west and north) and Central Sulawesi offices for several months. The interns will be integrated in ongoing project activities and giving specific tasks within project implementation so that they can gain practical experiences in working in the natural resource management sector. The programme is within the overall cooperation framework with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF).
During the opening session, the German Embassy Development Counsellor Dr. David Tantow, said that the internship programme is “ for capacity development for the students for their future career”. Similar expressions were also mentioned by the representative from the International Cooperation Bureau of MoEF, Ms Anggraeni Oktavia. She suggested to the interns to make the most out of the internship programme to improve and enhance skills and gain experiences. “This is a rare opportunity as not all cooperation programmes provide such internship programme like it is organized by FORCLIME”.
After the introduction training, students will be directly posted in FORCLIME sites and will be supervised by FORCLIME staff working in the different project locations (Jakarta, Bogor, Pontianak, Putussibau, Samarinda, Berau, Tanjung Selor and Palu) they will be given specific tasks by the supervisor in support of FORCLIME programme development and according to their educational background and interests.
The Training Center for Environment and Forestry (BD LHK) Samarinda in collaboration with GIZ conducted a coordination meeting on Training Programmes on Environment and Forestry on 23 May 2019 in Samarinda, East Kalimantan. The meeting aims to: Sharing information on HR capacity development activities that will be implemented in 2019 by relevant agencies; Identifying proposed capacity building activities that need to be developed by BD LHK Samarinda in 2020. The meeting was attended by representatives from officials and lecturers of the BD LHK Samarinda, the Technical Implementation Unit of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Samarinda, the East Kalimantan Provincial Forest Service, the Forest Management Units (KPH) in East Kalimantan, the KPH Centre of East Kalimantan Province and GIZ.
Additionally, the implementers presented the results of the Training Needs Identification (IKD) at the KPH Malinau (North Kalimantan) that has been undertaken by the BD LHK Samarinda and GIZ at the end of 2018. Proposed priority trainings from IKD Results in KPH Malinau such as: (a) Forest Inventory; (b) Utilization of Environmental Services; (c) Management of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs); (d) Management of Forest and Land Rehabilitation; (e) Training on forest and land fire control.
At the end of the meeting participants agreed to use the IKD results as a reference for the preparation of the Education and Training Programme Plan for 2020 at BD LHK Samarinda.
The Malinau Forest Management Unit Model (KPH Model Malinau) in collaboration with FORCLIME conducted a meeting about the development process of the long-term management plan (RPHJP) on 23 May 2019 in Malinau, North Kalimantan. FORCLIME supports the KPH model Malinau to improve the process of establishing RPHJP. The FMU elaborates the actions to be taken in the future, keeping in mind the corresponding strategies to implement biodiversity conservation, forest management and climate change activities (REDD+), community based forest management, and the integration of SDGs.
To support forestry operations in Forest Management Units (FMU), the RPHJP is of key importance. The RPHJP is a written document that describes all the relevant external and internal elements (SWOT analysis) involved in starting sustainable forest management.
The principal of the RPHJP team, Head of Planning Section, Mr Apriansyah stated that, “There are five units of RPHJP which the KPH Model Malinau is obligated to plan for within the forest areas of Malinau. In 2017, the first RPHJP signed by Ministry of Environment and Forestry was for the RPHJP Unit X Malinau. Starting in May to October 2019, the FMU is making adequate preparation for the long-term management plan, RPHJP Unit II, Malinau Utara".