Introducing a new spatial information system for forest management to officials in Central Sulawesi
Aiming to improve capacity of forest officials in Central Sulawesi, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry through the Directorate of Planning and Establishment of Forest Management Areas (RPPWPH) conducted a technical meeting to assist on operating and updating a new spatial information system related to forest management units (Sinpasdok KPH) on 2 – 3 October 2019 in Palu, Central Sulawesi. Sinpasdok KPH+ is an application for managing and updating data related to the operations of forest management unit (Kesatuan Pengelolaan Hutan-KPH). This data management is undertaken by KPH, additionally, it is controlled at central level. The event, supported by GIZ, was attended by 50 participants representing forest management units (KPH), provincial forestry services and technical implementation units of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
During the technical meeting, participants also obtained information about the revised national forestry plan 2011-2030 (RKTN 2011-2030), which to be used as a reference for preparing forest plan at province level, including at KPH.
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Created: Monday, 07 October 2019
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic Area Manager, Forest Policy and Climate Change
Mohamad Rayan, Advisor Crosscutting Issues and Conflict Management
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
Training for tour guides to improve tourism in Menua Sadap, West Kalimantan
The Village Management Board of Menua Sadap conducted a workshop for tour guides on 18-20 September in Karangan Bunut hamlet in Kapuas Hulu district, West Kalimantan. The workshop aimed to improve the capacity of local tour guides in order to create a sustainable economy through eco-tourism. Next to the Menua Sadap Village Forest Management Board (LPHD Menua Sadap), representatives of two other village forests in the area took part in the workshop (LPHD Tamao and LPHD Sungai Abau). Trainers from the Indonesian Mountain Guide Association (APGI) and from the Betung Kerihun National Park gave lectures and input on good service, identified potential tourism activities and elaborated next steps for eco-tourism development.
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Created: Thursday, 26 September 2019
Petrus Derani, Technical adviser, community-based forest management