FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
FORCLIME has been supporting the development of eLearning at the Environment and Forestry HR Training Center (LHK Diklat Center) at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry since 2014. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, FORCLIME has realized the need for the relevant parties to anticipate the increased requirement for server capacity at the LHK HR Training Center which is resulting from the overall increase in the number of education services being offered through eLearning (including the use of Massive and Open Online Courses/MOOC).
Given this need for the LHK HR Training Center to increase its overall server capacity, FORCLIME has taken the initiative and has donated a server to the center that it originally purchased in November 2022. In response, the LHK HR Training Center welcomed the gift and, after the server had been checked by IT Experts from both institutions, it was subsequently handed over to the LHK HR Training Center. The server was handed over by FORCLIME, who were represented by the Advisor for Strategic Planning, Mr. Pipin Permadi, to the Head of the LHK HR Training Center, Mrs. Dr. Ir. Kusdamayanti, M.Sc., on 7 December 2023 at the LHK HR Training Center in Bogor.
The hope is that this additional server will be able to support the implementation of eLearning within the Environment and Forestry HR Training Center in the future.
For more information, please contact:
Danan P. Hadi, Advisor for Remote Sensing/GIS and eLearning
Pipin Permadi, Senior Adviser for Strategic Planning and Liaison Officer
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development
The strengthening of community capacities, especially among social forestry groups, is one of the empowerment activities that is being facilitated by FORCLIME through various activities, including training, counseling and technical guidance, among others. The ultimate goal in this regard is to increase community knowledge, capacities and capabilities so that communities can become independent and can manage forests sustainably while improving their overall standards of living.
Both the Lore Lindu National Park (BBTN Lore Lindu) and FORCLIME realize the importance of strengthening their institutional capacities, as well as their community independence. With an eye on these goals, a coaching session that aimed to strengthen the institutional capacities of the To Lindu Customary Law Community was held on 30 November 2023 in Lindu Village, Sigi Regency, Central Sulawesi. The session, which was opened by the Head of the Lindu District Office, Mr. Sebulon, SE., aimed to increase understanding of the relevant institutions and governance so that all members of the To Lindu customary community were able to gain equal knowledge relating to the management of their customary forests.
“Activities like this will ultimately have an impact and should increase the capacities of the Customary Law Community of To Lindu in terms of its institutional roles and functions”, explained Mr. S. Toley, Chair of the To Lindu Traditional Council. Mr. Toley went on to add, "Currently, the To Lindu needs to focus more on the self-reliance of its institutions and the preparation of a new generation of young people. As a result, collaboration between related parties is very much needed."
The To Lindu Customary Law Community has, for many generations, had the following rules in place for the division of the various territories that are regulated by the To Lindu Customary Council:
- Wanangkiki Forest, namely forest areas that cannot be managed by communities at all, including upstream river areas.
- Ntodea Protected Forest, which people can utilize in order to meet their limited needs, including palm trees for their fruit and leaves, the latter of which can be used to make palm fiber.
- Pangale Forest, which are community cultivation areas that implement five-year fallow periods in relation to farming and agriculture.
- Pobondea Forest, which can be planted with productive plants, including coffee.
- Popampa, which can be planted with secondary crops.
- Polida, which comprise areas of rice fields.
The meeting resulted in the following recommendations:
1. The activation and improvement of the Customary Council and Customary Body of the To Lindu.
2. The preparation of a regular meeting schedule for the To Lindu Customary Council and the To Lindu Traditional Body.
3. The improvement of customary regulations in relation to customary forests and the management of Lake Lindu.
4. The provision of a meeting place at the traditional assembly level (bantaya/lobo) that will involve five villages (Puroo, Langko, Tomado, Anca and Olu).
5. The development of a customary forest management plan in accordance with the potential utilization and development of businesses through the involvement of young people.
6. The formation of the Lake Lindu Management Forum and the Lake Lindu Community Movement.
For more information, please contact:
Arif Hidayat, Junior Forestry and Biodiversity Advisor
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser, Biodiversity Focal Point for the KFW Forest Program 3 and Provincial Coordinator for Central Sulawesi
As part of an assistance series that has been addressing the eLearning development of the Environment and Forestry HR Training Center, FORCLIME, working in conjunction with Common Sense, a consulting agency with experience in the development of digital learning capacity and the creation of learning content, presented a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for eLearning to the staff of the Environment and Forestry HR Training Center on 21 November 2023 through an online training session. The session, which was opened by Dr. Gamin, a lecturer at the Environment and Forestry HR Training Center, was the closing item on the current agenda, a long series of HR capacity development that relates to eLearning and which was first initiated back in December 2021. The SOP were prepared based on the findings of each training session during the process of assisting with the development of Environment and Forestry eLearning.
“We are extremely happy with the final eLearning SOP and are currently developing a Massive Open Online Course or MOOC. We hope to be able to integrate and combine eLearning SOP with our MOOC so that they can be used together in the future," Dr. Gamin explained during his opening speech.
Although the assistance series for eLearning in 2021 - 2023 has now been completed, further initiatives are set to continue in 2024. Currently, FORCLIME, working in conjunction with the Environment and Forestry HR Training Center, is planning further cooperation-related activities that will address the development of eLearning at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, which will be increasingly focused on the MOOC in accordance with the mandate and direction set by the Head of the Human Resources Training Center for Environment and Forestry.