Government-to-government negotiations and expert dialogue on forest management set-up in Germany
On October 1st and 2nd 2019 Indonesian-German government negotiations were held in Berlin, as done regularly every second year. In the process, a comprehensive agreement could be reached on the future projects to be implemented in Indonesia and their financial volume. Subsequently, parts of the Indonesian delegation had the opportunity to participate in cluster-specific side events. Since the Environment and Forestry- cluster was supposed to inform about German forest management structures, business processes as well as the manifold tasks of Forest Management Units (FMU), FORCLIME organised and implemented a field trip accordingly.
Thus a group consisting of 1 representative of the Indonesian National Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) and 4 members of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) accompanied by a FORCLIME employee set off for the German federal state of Hesse on 3rd October to visit FMU Hanau-Wolfgang near Frankfurt. Although this day was a public holiday a guided tour through the wildlife park Klein-Auheim, a facility belonging to the FMU Hanau, could be arranged. On the following day, the director of the Forest Management Unit provided comprehensive information on the Hessian Forest Enterprise in general and the FMU Hanau in particular during a visit to his office. He then explained and demonstrated the company's strategy for sustainable management of the regional forests on the occasion of a field trip. Finally he introduced the visitors from Indonesia to the Provincial Forest Tree Seed Centre, which is an institution under supervision of the FMU as well.
On the last day of the stay in Germany the group took the opportunity to go on a city walk through Frankfurt in order to take some tourist impressions back to Indonesia. Here, some aspects of Frankfurt's Old Town and the atmosphere on the banks of the Main attracted particular interest.
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Created: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Lutz Hofheinz, Senior Adviser for Forest Management Unit
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