The Ministry of Environment and Forestry Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024 gazetted
After a long process of development, the national strategic plan on environment and forestry 2020 – 2024 was gazetted on the14 August 2020 by the Minister for Environment and Forestry through a regulation No.16/MENHLK/SETJEN/SET.1/8/2020. The regulation formalized the strategic plan (Renstra) as the mid-term plan of the ministry and had been uploaded to its website on the 16 October 2020.
FORCLIME had been supporting the process of this development since its beginning in early 2018. The Planning Bureau supported by FORCLIME conducted a series of meetings preparing the Renstra from 2020 – 2024, which needs to be in line with national priorities and economic development. During these processes, some of FORCLIME’s advisers were involved and provided technical inputs.
Prior to the gazetting of the regulation, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), supported by FORCLIME, conducted an event to disseminate the integration of spatial based programmes at the ground level. So that the implementation of the 2020-2024 Renstra MoEF shall be linked to the location (spatial approach) under the slogan “Holistic, Integrated, Thematic and Spatial” (HITS).
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Created: Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Wandojo Siswanto, Senior Advisor for Forest & Climate Change Policy
Mohammad Rayan, Technical Adviser for Crosscutting Issues and Conflict Management
Field research on the rusa population in Tambrauw, West Papua for future management decisions
The introduction of mammalian species to Tanah-Papua has become the focus of conservation concern. The increasing abundance of introduced species (e.g. Rusa deer) may have considerably affects on the native flora and fauna of the region. Therefore, from May to October in 2019 FORCLIME supported a field research study on Rusa management in Tambrauw, West Papua . The field study was designed to provide baseline data on population abundance and the current hunting practices. This information would be essential a for any informed future management decisions on the rusa population. The research is a collaboration between FORCLIME, the University of Göttingen Germany, and Cenderawasih and Papua Universities. Results of the field research were presented on a webinar on 7 October 2020 using the MS Teams application. The field research describes the distribution and population of Rusa in Tambrauw, hunting patterns and the importance of rusa to the local communities in terms of wildlife hunting and sustainability. More than 60 participants joined the webinar, with representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry at national and regional levels (Papua and West Papua provinces), relevant government agencies and universities in Papua and West Papua provinces.
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Created: Wednesday, 07 October 2020
Mohammad Sidiq, Technical adviser for sustainable forest management
Dr Margaretha Pangau, researcher of the study
2020 internship programme for Papua students at FORCLIME during the covid-19 pandemic
Following the successful internships programme conducted in 2019, FORCLIME would like to continue the program for 2020. This year, five new graduates from Papua University and one student from Ottow Geissler University join the internship programme. Due to the current covid-19 pandemic, the internship will be done entirely online. Each intern will be assigned a mentor to facilitate and supervise their work during the internship. The internship will last for a period of two and a half months. The internship has already commenced with an Introduction Workshop held on 14 to 18 September 2020, this was also conducted online using MS Teams.
During the workshop, interns were given background information on a variety of topics. These included priority programs in the forestry sector, GIZ, FORCLIME and its thematic areas such social forestry, biodiversity conservation, forest management unit development and climate change mitigation in the forestry sector. In addition, interns also received insights from other GIZ programmes relating to corruption prevention in the forestry sector, peatland management, and sustainable agriculture supply chains.
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Created: Monday, 21 September 2020
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic area manager for human capacity development
Pipin Permadi, National Coordinator