FORCLIME arranged a study tour to improve coffee business for partners in West Kalimantan and North Kalimantan
Aiming to support the entrepreneurship development of the Forest Management Unit (KPH) and the implementation of the Social Forestry Programme, FORCLIME in collaboration with the Forest Services of North and West Kalimantan Provinces carried out a study tour to the Malabar Mountain Coffee plantation in Pangalengan (West Java) on 29 September - 4 October 2019. The purpose of the visit is to increase the capacity of partners in the two provinces in coffee framing and coffee business development. 30 people representing the Forest Services of North and West Kalimantan Provinces (including KPH), the Center of Environmental and Forestry Education and Training of Samarinda (BDLHK Samarinda), FORCLIME, and forest farmer groups from the two provinces, participated in the field trip.
During the study tour, participants gained knowledge about: Coffee farming techniques, conservation and sustainable harvesting, community empowerment in coffee farming, post-harvest processing, Product and market development.
The session was concluded with an evaluation and the participants prepared a follow-up plan to apply the new knowledge at their respective working areas.
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Created: Wednesday, 09 October 2019
Mohammad Sidiq, Coordinator North Kalimantan Province
Jumtani, Coordinator West Kalimantan Province
Chichy Arofah Waita, intern student from University of Papua
Supporting MoEF in finalizing its strategic plan using the Bappenas’ online planning system
On 10-11 September 2019 the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), supported by FORCLIME, conducted a training on using the online planning system, which was developed by the National Planning Agency (Bappenas) in Jakarta. The online planning system, called Krisna, is a software developed by the Bappenas for all ministries and government bodies to support the preparation of their five year planning process. 80 participants representing the planning section of the ministry’s directorate general attended the training. The resource person for the training was the Director for System and Development Funding Procedure from Bappenas.
During the meeting FORCLIME expressed its commitment to support the MoEF strategic plan (Renstra) development processes. In addition, FORCLIME will also support in disseminating the final Renstra 2020-2024 once it has been issued by the minister’s decree.
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Created: Tuesday, 08 October 2019
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic area manager for forest policy
Mohamad Rayan, Adviser for cross cutting issues
Talkshow for the EU Climate Diplomacy Week: Youth for forest conservation
During the EU Climate Diplomacy Week 2019, which took place on 23 September to 6 October, the German Embassy cooperated with FORCLIME to conduct a talk show about “Youth for Forest Conservation” on 24 September at Manggala Wanabakti premises in Jakarta. More than a hundred participants from some universities [(Gajah Mada (Yogyakarta), Lambungmangkurat (Lampung), IPB (Bogor), Indonesia (Depok), Jenderal Soedirman (Central Java)], NGOs and representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry attended the event. Speakers of the event were participants of the FORCLIME Internship Programme (University of Papua), the International Forestry Students’ Association, Foresteract.com, and the Directorate General of Climate Change Management of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF).
“This is a very good platform for the youth to voice our aspirations to the Government of Indonesia. It is rare to find such opportunities.” Andreas, the speaker from the International Forestry Students’ Association, stated during the event.
Moreover, after talking with the representative from the DG Social Forestry and Sustainable Environment Partnership of the MoEF about the opportunity to assist Social Forestry implementation, Andreas added “What is even better are the opportunities for young people at this event. We finally have a chance to talk to government officials and addressed our needs in regard to youth participation in their programme.”
“I hope his event will inspire other institutions to provide platforms to discuss with the government in the same way as the German Embassy and GIZ have done through the Climate Diplomacy Week. All we need is the bridge between the youth and the government.” Arifah Hidayati, a student from Universitas Gadjah Mada, told the editorial.
During the EU Climate Diplomacy Week, the EC Delegations and embassies of several EU Member States held various events to foster dialogues and cooperation on climate change, showcase success stories and inspire future actions.
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Created: Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Sekar A. Woro Yunita, Junior Adviser, Forest Policy
Andry Hartanto, PA of the Programme Director