FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
Following the success of its 2019 and 2020 programmes, FORCLIME has decided to organize another internship programme for 2021. This year, 10 students are set to join the programme: four from the University of Papua (Unipa) in Papua Barat and four from the University of Cenderawasih (Uncen) in Papua. The remaining two students come from IPB University in Bogor. The interns from Unipa will be based in Manokwari, the interns from Uncen will be stationed in Jayapura and the IPB University students will be stationed in Bogor.
In an order to offer participants a better understanding of the Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME), an introductory workshop was held from 1 - 3 November 2021 through a series of hybrid meetings. During the three-day workshop, information and knowledge about GIZ and the following topics related to FORCLIME activities were addressed:
- In terms of policy framework, the interns were offered various insights into forestry-related developments in the wake of the issuance of the Omnibus Law on Job Creation (UUCK).
- Topics relevant to sustainable forest management, including the development of forest management units (KPH) and social forestry activities based on lessons learned from FORCLIME’s previous phase in Kalimantan were addressed, as well as various activities that are currently ongoing in Tanah Papua.
- In terms of biodiversity conservation, interns were offered insights into various FORCLIME activities that are being implemented at the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve. In addition, attendees were also provided with information about Papua’s nature reserves (Cycloop, Tambraw Utara and Wasur National Park).
- Related issues: SDGs and gender mainstreaming.
Interns were also taught about knowledge management and administrative issues, as well as FORCLIME’s IT systems. In essence, the entire three-day introductory agenda offered the interns vital information which should be a useful starting point for their studies.
Following the three-day orientation, duty station Bogor trainees held a meeting with the e-Learning Development Division at the Center of Environment and Forestry Education and Training (CEFET). The meeting briefly discussed the e-learning system at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, expected work and output from trainees, as well as communicating workflow and module selection. After the initial discussion, a weekly meeting schedule was agreed for every Tuesday in order to foster close coordination between the CEFET team and trainees.
For more information, please contact:
Verda Emmelinda Satyawan, Bogor trainee
Nisrina Alissabila, Bogor Trainee
Wira Nastainul Hakim, Junior Advisor for Human Capacity Development
Ottow Geissler University, supported by FORCLIME, held a training of trainers (ToT) session for the university’s students and academics from 27 - 30 October 2021 in Jayapura City, Papua Province. The ToT was held in order to support the Ottow Geissler University as it seeks to establish its Educational Forest (Hutan Pendidikan) within the Pasir 6 area of North Jayapura, which is in the territory of the traditional community of Necheibe Ormu.
This training session for the Civitas Academica, particularly the Team involved in the establishment of the Educational Forest, was held in order to teach a number of additional basic skills that are required to be understood and mastered in order to facilitate high-quality, open, fully informed and participatory agreement processes aimed at securing mutual agreements. Decent, comprehensive, informed consent should be communicated to the relevant communities and should address the benefits and impacts that they will experience when a given programme is implemented.
“I hope that this FPIC Training of Trainers will be able to produce good trainers and can be applied in the real world,” explained the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Marine Affairs at Ottow Geissler University, Mr. Simon H. Nenepath, M.Sc., during his opening remarks.
For more information, please contact:
Ruben Yogi, Junior Adviser for GIS and Forest Mapping
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces
With the intention of synergizing activities relating to gender mainstreaming (PUG) at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), the Human Resources Extension and Development Agency (BP2SDM), in conjunction with FORCLIME, held a coordination meeting on 13 October 2021 aimed at seeking agreement on various focused joint activities. The meeting was held in the meeting room of the BP2SDM Secretariat at the Manggala Wanabhakti building in Jakarta and was opened by Mr. Gun Gun Hidayat, Ph.D., the Head of the Programme and Cooperation department at the Secretariat of the BP2SDM. The meeting attendees agreed to focus on the following activities:
1. Improving the indicator criteria for gender-responsive education and training institutions.
2. Development of a Gender Analysis Pathway (GAP) and Gender Budget System (GBS).
3. Development of a storybook containing practical experiences relating to the implementation of PUG activities.
4. Development of a gender-responsive pocketbook for extension workers.
5. Creation of a series of board games: “Gender in Forestry and Environment”.
6. Development of a gender-responsive curriculum for education/schools.
Some of the above activities are likely to be implemented before the end of 2021. For example, the preparation of indicator criteria for gender-responsive education and training institutions is currently in the refinement stage and is set for internal completion by BP2SDM. In addition, the preparation of the GAP and GBS are also set for completion this year and are currently undergoing processes of review and improvement. The remaining activities will be introduced next year.