The Center of Training and Education for Human Resources (HR Training) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in collaboration with GIZ FORCLIME conducted the National Jamboree 2015 of forestry vocational (SMKK) schools with the theme "Through togetherness, let’s save the forests for the future". The main objective of this event, which took place from 17-21 August at Mount Gede Pangrango National Park, was to inspire SMKK students with the spirit of a forester and increase students’ awareness on natural resource conservation. Students were also encouraged to share their knowledge and skills on forestry related topics.
The National Jamboree was attended by 300 participants, consisting of 200 SMKK students, 40 teachers, 20 SMKK principals, 10 Japanese students, 10 students from Kornita IPB high school, as well as some government officials, private companies and academia.
Activities during the Jamboree included: (1) exhibition of forestry products made by the vocational forestry schools; (2) introduction of the National Park of Mount Gede Pangrango; (3) Competition and group exercise for awareness raising on conservation of natural resources and ecosystems (including flora and fauna inventories, or identification of ecotourism potentials); (4) performances by SMKK students such as dances and martial arts from their respective regions.
For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development