FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
In order to report on the implementation of FORCLIME activities during 2023 and also to present FORCLIME's work plan for 2024, the Forestry Planning Bureau at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), as FORCLIME's Project Executing Agency (PEA), held a hybrid project technical committee (PTC) meeting on 21 February 2024. The meeting was opened by the Head of the MoEF’s Planning Bureau, Dr. Apik Karyana, and was attended by PTC members and various parties who were representing Echelon II of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The meeting was also attended by working partners in FORCLIME working areas in Central Sulawesi Province (Lore Lindu National Park; the Forestry Service), in Papua Province (the Forestry and Environment Service; the Center for Conservation and Natural Resources [BBKSDA] in Papua), in Southwest Papua Province (the Environment, Forestry and Land Service; the Center for Conservation and Natural Resources [BBKSDA] in Southwest Papua).
Dr. Apik commenced his speech by reflecting on the long-established Indonesian-German cooperation. "We have both witnessed how the close cooperation between the two countries has produced significant results through the Social Forestry Development Program in Sanggau, West Kalimantan. This initiative has become a milestone in the history of the Social Forestry practices that we are continuing to develop today, a synergy of progress and sustainability which is our common heritage.”
During the meeting, working partners at the national and regional levels expressed their gratitude for FORCLIME's support, including the Head of the Human Resources Training Center for Environment and Forestry, Dr. Kusdamayanti. During her speech, Dr. Kusdamayanti explained that until 2023 the collaboration with GIZ had greatly helped the Training Center, particularly in relation to the development of eLearning involving hardware, software and brainware that was carried out through workshops, training sessions and activities in the field.
In terms of the work plan for 2024, which is FORCLIME 4.0’s final year, all of the relevant partners have expressed the hope that the remaining time until December 2024 will continue to be utilized in order to maximize support for partnering work programs at both the national and regional levels. In addition, the partners also hope that the follow-up program, namely FORCLIME Reloaded, will continue to support the strategic plan (Renstra) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, as well as related agencies across each of the various provinces in which FORCLIME works.
For more information, please contact:
Pipin Permadi, Senior Adviser for Strategic Planning and Liaison Officer
In 2021, the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BBKSDA) in Papua, working in conjunction with FORCLIME, agreed to support the A'Memay Nature Lovers Group located in Tablasupa Village, Jayapura Regency, Papua Province. The A'Memay manages the area of forest around the Mount Cycloop Nature Reserve buffer zone, a tourist area of special interest to birdwatchers as it is home to the legendary bird of paradise.
In an effort to support preparations for the Tablasupa Village Ecotourism Development Plan document, the BBKSDA, supported by FORCLIME, held a recent FGD that aimed to educate the local community about legal access to forest resources and their benefits for traditional communities, particularly through social forestry schemes. The FGD was held in Tablasupa Village on 26 January 2024 and was opened by the acting Head of Region IV Section Sarmi, Mr Purnama, who is also the Head of Moy Resort. The meeting was attended by representatives from the Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership Center (BPSKL) Maluku Papua, as well as by a village government representative, specifically the Chair of the Village Consultative Body (Bamuskam), and also by traditional and youth leaders from Tablasupa, the Chair of the Tablasupa church congregation, administrators and members of the A'Memay and Tablasupa communities.
During the event, FORCLIME's Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management, Mr. Mohammad Sidiq, facilitated FGD participants as they addressed the development of a strategic plan for the utilization of forest resources and associated benefits for traditional communities through the application of the SWOT approach. This approach involves the identification of relevant strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and it is hoped that the A'Memay will ultimately be able to develop a strategic management plan for the area.
For more information, please contact:
Rut M Ohoiwutun, Junior Adviser for Community Forestry and Hutan Adat, Papua
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Tanah Papua
The Environment and Forestry HR Training Center (EF HR Training Center) has been collaborating with FORCLIME 4.0 and the eLearning consultant agency, Common Sense, in order to develop an eLearning initiative since 2021. These eLearning development assistance activities are primarily focused on developing the capacities of the eLearning team, improving the Learning Management System (LMS) and developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the implementation of eLearning, as well as the development of interactive eLearning media.
In 2023, the EF HR Training Center started developing MOOC that address certain topics, including Gender and Social Forestry Assistance. After considering the eLearning dynamics at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), the EF HR Training Center then proposed that FORCLIME should provide assistance in order to develop MOOC that will ultimately be aimed at the improvement of education and training services for environmental and forestry sector stakeholders. This proposal was followed up by FORCLIME 4.0 and Common Sense through mentoring that has been aiming to strengthen the MOOC as follows: (1) Assessment of MOOC development at the EF HR Training Center; (2) Preparation of a MOOC development roadmap at the EF HR Training Center; (3) LMS development capable of supporting MOOC; (4) Final socialization of the results of MOOC development assistance, which will be implemented during the January - October 2024 period. It is hoped that this mentoring activity will help to improve the quality and quantity of MOOC implementation at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
As a first step in this mentoring activity, the EF HR Training Center, working in conjunction with FORCLIME and Common Sense, held an online MOOC Development Workshop on 26 January 2024. This activity was attended by 60 participants drawn from various work units of the HR Training and Counselling Agency (BP2SDM), including representatives of the EF HR Training Center, EF Training Centers in Indonesia, the EF Counseling Center, the EF HR Development Planning Center, community training centers (Puslatmas), Environmental Generation and the BP2SDM Secretariat. In addition to presenting mentoring plans for MOOC development during 2024, this opening event also included a discussion of the results of mentoring for eLearning development in 2023, as well as an evaluation of the MOOC that was organized at the EF HR Training Center in 2023 and an identification of the various training themes that need to be developed through MOOC during 2024.
This activity will be followed up with a stocktaking effort that will address the readiness of the EF HR Training Center and the EF Training Centers (BPLHK) in terms of the organization of MOOC. This initiative will be held around February – March 2024.