By strengthening the role of civil society in monitoring Forest Management Units (FMUs) and implementation of REDD+ initiatives, the GIZ programmes Forest Governance Programme and FORCLIME promote improved forest governance in Indonesia. In collaboration with Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) they conducted a workshop on 24-25 October 2014 in Jakarta. The workshop aimed to build synergies between Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and communities to participate in monitoring the implementation of forestry development, especially the FMU establishment and implementation of REDD+ initiatives.
The two-day workshop was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Forestry, academicians, donor agencies, national NGOs, local NGOs and representatives of indigenous peoples from several regions in Indonesia. On the first day the workshop focused on providing awareness about forest governance through mainstreaming FMU development, implementation and monitoring of REDD+ and forest governance instruments. During the second day participants were encouraged to understand the importance of forest governance issues, REDD+, and FMU and to synergize their respective roles in a follow-up action plan.
Resource persons at the workshop included Prof. Hariadi Kartodihardjo (Academics/ National Forestry Board), Dr. Nur Masripatin (Deputy Governance and Institutional – REDD+ Agency), Darmawan Listanto (NGO Flora Fauna International), Henky Satria (indigenous peoples alliance/ AMAN), Rivan Prahasya (Transparency International Indonesia/ TII), Ismatul Judge (Research and Development Center for Climate Change and Policy/ Puspijak-Ministry of Forestry), Henri Subagiyo (NGO Indonesian Center for Environmental Law/ ICEL), and Forest Watch Indonesia.
The Forest Governance Programme (FGP) is a programme of GIZ headquarters in Eschborn Germany. It assists partner countries in their efforts to improve forest governance, in particular to increase the effectiveness of forest governance initiatives such as REDD+ and FLEGT. In Indonesia, in collaboration with FORCLIME, the FGP provides grants to Working Group Tenure (WGT) and Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI).