FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
After more than 10 years of implementation, there are a lot of lessons from the implementation of FORCLIME. Therefore, a book contains of experiences of FORCLIME’s staff as well as acknowledgement from FORCLIME’s partners at local level was developed with title Kisah dari Tepi. Catatan tentang Penerapan Program Hutan dan Perubahan Iklim (FORCLIME) di Kalimantan dan Sulawesi (Story from the edge of the forest. Notes from the implementation of FORCLIME in Kalimantan and Sulawesi). The prepared book aims for sharing knowledge and experiences as well as to understand how FORCLIME facilitated and enpowered its partners for sustainable forest management, nature conservation and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. The book, which is currently available in Indonesian, can be downloaded here.
Following the "Independent Learning" policy launched by the Ministry of Education and Culture, FORCLIME in collaboration with the Sebijak Institute of the UGM Faculty of Forestry conducted a series of online courses on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the forestry sector on 19 - 28 January 2021. The activity, which was attended by more than 200 students from across disciplines throughout Indonesia, was not only limited to providing knowledge through lectures, but also facilitating and mentoring small group of selected student participants. Prior to the lecture series, FORCLIME and Sebijak Institute selected student participants through assessing their motivation on the filled participant form. The selected student participants are divided into five groups to discuss topics in forestry that are closely related to achieve the SDGs, as follows: 1) Food estate in Forest Areas; 2) Geothermal in Conservation Areas; 3) Social Forestry; 4) REDD+ and its Effectiveness; and 5) Management of Tourism in Conservation Areas. Additionally, the selected students are also required to fill out the pre-test and post-test sheets provided on the Learning Management System E-Lok platform of Gadjah Mada University. At the end of the activity, all groups presented the results of the discussion based on the series of online lectures, according to the determined topic themes. To evaluate the development of their knowledge about SDGs in the forestry sector, participants individually were assessed through pre and post-tests, in addition to final presentations.
“I learned many things about forestry in this online course, especially with the interactive course model which makes it easier for me to understand. I hope that in the future similar activities can be conducted with other topics that may be more specific." said Nilam Anggun Cahyani, one of selected student participants from the Sumatra Institute of Technology.
For more information, please contact:
Sekar A. Woro Yunita, Adviser for Monitoring & Evaluation/Sustainable Forest Management
FORCLIME supported a field research study on deer (Cervus timorensis) management in Tambrauw, West Papua. The study, conducted from May to October in 2019, was designed to provide baseline data on population abundance and the current hunting practices. This information would be essential for future management decisions on the deer population. The field research describes the distribution and population of deer in Tambrauw, hunting patterns and the importance of deer to the local communities in terms of wildlife hunting and sustainability. The research is a collaboration between FORCLIME, the University of Göttingen Germany, and Cenderawasih and Papua Universities.
For more information, please contact:
Mohammad Sidiq, Technical adviser for sustainable forest management
Dr Margaretha Pangau, researcher of the study