Training and mentoring university students on Sustainable Development in Forestry
Following the "Independent Learning" policy launched by the Ministry of Education and Culture, FORCLIME in collaboration with the Sebijak Institute of the UGM Faculty of Forestry conducted a series of online courses on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the forestry sector on 19 - 28 January 2021. The activity, which was attended by more than 200 students from across disciplines throughout Indonesia, was not only limited to providing knowledge through lectures, but also facilitating and mentoring small group of selected student participants. Prior to the lecture series, FORCLIME and Sebijak Institute selected student participants through assessing their motivation on the filled participant form. The selected student participants are divided into five groups to discuss topics in forestry that are closely related to achieve the SDGs, as follows: 1) Food estate in Forest Areas; 2) Geothermal in Conservation Areas; 3) Social Forestry; 4) REDD+ and its Effectiveness; and 5) Management of Tourism in Conservation Areas. Additionally, the selected students are also required to fill out the pre-test and post-test sheets provided on the Learning Management System E-Lok platform of Gadjah Mada University. At the end of the activity, all groups presented the results of the discussion based on the series of online lectures, according to the determined topic themes. To evaluate the development of their knowledge about SDGs in the forestry sector, participants individually were assessed through pre and post-tests, in addition to final presentations.
“I learned many things about forestry in this online course, especially with the interactive course model which makes it easier for me to understand. I hope that in the future similar activities can be conducted with other topics that may be more specific." said Nilam Anggun Cahyani, one of selected student participants from the Sumatra Institute of Technology.
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Created: Monday, 01 February 2021
Sekar A. Woro Yunita, Adviser for Monitoring & Evaluation/Sustainable Forest Management
New publication: Population Estimation of Rusa Deer and Hunting Patterns in Tanah Papua
FORCLIME supported a field research study on deer (Cervus timorensis) management in Tambrauw, West Papua. The study, conducted from May to October in 2019, was designed to provide baseline data on population abundance and the current hunting practices. This information would be essential for future management decisions on the deer population. The field research describes the distribution and population of deer in Tambrauw, hunting patterns and the importance of deer to the local communities in terms of wildlife hunting and sustainability. The research is a collaboration between FORCLIME, the University of Göttingen Germany, and Cenderawasih and Papua Universities.
Link to the book Population Estimation of Rusa Deer and Hunting Patterns in Tanah Papua, Indonesia
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Created: Tuesday, 26 January 2021
Mohammad Sidiq, Technical adviser for sustainable forest management
Dr Margaretha Pangau, researcher of the study
FORCLIME and Gajah Mada University coordinate an online course on Forest and Nature Conservation: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals
The Sebijak Forestry Institute (University of Gajah Mada) together with FORCLIME organize an online course on "Forest and Nature Conservation: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs). This activity aims to provide understanding on the role of forests and natural resource conservation in achieving the sustainable development agenda. In addition, the course is developed based on the lessons and learning process of FORCLIME phase 3 implementation (2017-2020). The online course will be conducted in two batches, 19 – 21 January and 26 – 28 January 2021 covers six topics, namely: Introduction on sustainability on forests and SDGs; Climate change and conservation in global development discourses; Forest conservation – biodiversity and environmental services; Forests roles in poverty alleviation; Improving HR capacity at forestry sector; Forest policy in achieving SDGs.
The webinar event is also available for public, however, only 40 participants for the online course that should follow the following requirements: University students; Has commitment to follow all of training subjects. While for webinar participants have be university student of any subject and select one of the topics.
More details on the event is on the Sebijak Institute site
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Created: Monday, 18 January 2021
Sekar Ayu Woro Yunita, FORCLIME technical adviser for Monitoring and Evaluation
Andita Aulia Pratama, Lecturer and researcher at the Sebijak Institute, Forestry Faculty of Gajah Mada University