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Interns at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Papua share their experiences of participation in the FORCLIME 4.0 Planning Workshop

2022 02 03 Planning workshop

With the goal of preparing an annual programme for 2022, FORCLIME 4.0 held a Planning Workshop on January 24 – 27, 2022 in Bogor, West Java. The workshop was attended by technical staff from each Strategic Area (SA), specifically: SA1 - Forestry Policy Framework at the National and Regional Levels; SA2 - Sustainable Forest Management (SFM); SA3 - Human Capacity Development; and SA4 - Integrated Management of Biodiversity Conservation and Watersheds Within the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve landscape. The workshop was also attended by various administrative and financial staff, as well as a number of interns from Papua (Unipa), Cenderawasih (Uncen) and IPB Universities.

The planning workshop aimed to synchronize the 2022 work programme at the national, provincial and site levels internally within FORCLIME. The materials presented included the following, among others:
1. Forestry policy framework at the national and local levels.
2. Facilitating the process of preparing a Green Climate Fund proposal for West Kalimantan.
3. Encouraging the inclusion of gender issues in the management plan (RPJP) for the Wasur National Park for the 2022 - 2031 period.
4. Supporting discussions on FMU development within Papua and West Papua at the national level.
5. Discussions on the implementation of forestry development in relation to special autonomy and other related regulations, including climate change

In addition to the presentation, the event was designed to be both attractive and engaging and included question-and-answer sessions, personal discussions, group work, poster displays and games. All of these methods were implemented as part of efforts aimed at building teamwork. Ultimately, the aim is to direct said teamwork towards a jointly formulated vision, commitment and strategy.

During the event, Mr. Jumtani conveyed a stimulating message regarding the building of a network of partners. According to Desi Barangkea – an intern from UNIPA, Mr. Jumtani talked of the need, “to be able to map problems well and to build networks with working partners so that we can comprehensively and objectively map problems that arise in the field.”

This workshop left a distinct impression on the interns in attendance, including Desi Barangkea. “During this activity, I gained a lot of knowledge and had a number of new experiences. Specifically, I learned how to complete assigned tasks, how to work as part of a team and how to get along with technical, administrative and financial staff, as well as interns from other universities. Moreover, and not necessarily found everywhere, there was the sense of kinship that I experienced. This sense of kinship did not differentiate between employees working in high and low positions and thus a comfortable atmosphere was created.”

Meanwhile, Jumrio Nakul, an intern from Unipa, stated that he, “felt proud to be able to sit with great people at GIZ”. Jumrio also expressed his hope that his group would not be the last batch from the Unipa Faculty of Forestry to take part in an internship at GIZ.
Meanwhile, Rewandy Winel Engeline Peday (Unipa) explained that, “Our interns learned a lot and enjoyed a variety of experiences during this event, including how to implement inter-team work programmes. We would like to thank our coordinators and mentors who have always guided and directed us as interns.”

For information on student internship activities in West Papua, please contact:
Melanesia Brigite Boseren, Junior Advisor, Rural Livelihoods, Forest Management and Conservation
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager, Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces

Created: Wednesday, 09 February 2022

Interns from Cenderawasih University offer insight into FORCLIME 4.0 Planning Workshop

Interns at Planning workshop 2

A workshop on the preparation of an Annual Work Programme was held by FORCLIME from 24 - 27 January 2022 in Bogor, West Java and proved to be a success despite the implementation of strict health protocols set during the new normal adaptation period. The event was attended by the program director and FORCLIME staff, as well as by a number of students who had joined FORCLIME’s internship programme.

The workshop began with an introduction to the participants. This was followed by a brief presentation on the institutional dynamics of BMZ, GIZ and FORCLIME, which naturally affect the planning of work programmes. Several strategic materials/issues were presented and raised by each strategic manager, including:
1. Organizational restructuring.
2. Development of Forest Management Units (KPH).
3. Social Forestry.
4. Mitigation of climate change within the forestry sector.
5. Conservation of biodiversity.
6. Development of HR capacity.

An evaluation of the AWP 2021 affirmed that its various activities had been realised satisfactorily, particularly in relation to support for the management of the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve area. The second day of activities was followed by a discussion of each strategic field relating to the strategic plan that will be implemented during 2022. These discussions resulted in a final draft of the 2022 AWP. The third day of activities commenced with the introduction of the Onsite Operational (KOMP) system as a working instrument that will be used to facilitate technical and financial monitoring. This was followed by group discussions aimed at formulating a shared vision and commitment for the FORCLIME 4.0 program. The final day of activities proved to be more relaxed and featured a number of engaging games aimed at enhancing cooperation and communication within the team.

For Mia Esti Asmuruf, an intern at FORCLIME, attending discussions like this presents a valuable opportunity to learn a little about the various processes involved in FORCLIME’s collaboration with central and local agencies with the overall goal of programme implementation, the adaptation of FORCLIME to new technical and financial regulations and the regular reporting of FORCLIME activities. Mia further commented, “This event proved to be highly interactive and many discussions were designed to find shared perceptions that were in accordance with FORCLIME’s mandate, particularly as regards the preparation of a vision and commitment for the FORCLIME 4.0 programme. The results of the discussion were then presented in an attractive poster that included cut and pasted pictures taken from newspaper clippings and that illustrates our overall vision and commitment”.

In terms of the implementation plan for the FORCLIME 4.0 programme during 2022, one important challenge remains, specifically the full commitment of each member of staff in accordance with their respective work functions. Indeed, fruitful collaborations between technical and financial teams will ultimately determine the success of this programme and, for this reason, intensive communication between teams is seen as vital.

Sonia Kwano, an intern from Cenderawasih University, summarized her experience thus: “During the AWP 2022 workshop, I gained a lot of knowledge, specifically in relation to the issue of social forestry and various important forestry-related issues. The most memorable part of the event for me was being able to engage in direct discussions of forestry policies that will be applied across Indonesia, particularly within Papua. I would like to express my gratitude for the warm welcome that you extended to us [trainees] and that made us feel comfortable during the various activities that took place. We learnt a lot from the experienced FORCLIME team.”

For information on student internship activities in Papua, please contact:
Rut M Ohoiwutun, Junior Advisor for Community Forestry and Customary Forest, Papua
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager, Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces

Created: Wednesday, 09 February 2022

Preparation of 2022 joint work plan with the Development Agency (Balitbangda) of West Papua continues

2022 01 17 Coord Meeting with Balitbangda Papua Barat AWP preparation mb

In an effort to complete preparations of their 2022 work plan, FORCLIME and the Regional Research and Development Agency (Balitbangda) of West Papua held a coordination meeting on 17 January 2022 at the office of Balitbangda in Manokwari, West Papua. The meeting was led by Prof Dr Charlie D. Heatubun, S.Hut., M.Si., FLS., the Head of Balitbangda, which is a member of FORCLIME’s Programme Steering Committee (PSC). During the meeting, the FORCLIME West Papua team reported all of its activities during 2021 and also invited input in relation to a joint work plan for 2022 based on the regional development needs of the relevant regions.

Various questions and queries were raised during the meeting in relation to the following issues, among others:
- Support for a knowledge and experience sharing meeting/workshop for Customary Forest and/or Customary Community Management with a focus on the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC) Discussion Forum.
- Facilitation of synergizing between the provinces of Papua and Papua Barat through a joint meeting/workshop.
- Support for the strengthening of the Mangrove Center.
- Support for the completion of legislation that will specifically address mangrove management.
- Support for reviews of studies on sago, genetic mapping for a DNA Bank of Species Populations of Sago in Tanah Papua and Sago Product Management.
- Support for the magazine published by Balitbangda (Majalah Kasuari Inovasi)
- Support for biodiversity management through the management of community-based natural resources.

In addition, during the meeting, Prof Charlie also requested that FORCLIME should become a member of the Crown Jewel of Tanah Papua (Mahkota Permata Tanah Papua – MPTP) Area Management consortium. In response, FORCLIME accepted this invitation.

FORCLIME, as a part of the development partner in West Papua, supported the Provincial Government of West Papua in achieving their commitment to Sustainable Development through forest policy development, sustainable forest management, and human capacity development. This discussion between FORCLIME and Balitbangda will be a basis and input for FORCLIME to develop a 2022 work plan to support Balitbangda activities, in accordance with FORCLIME’s mandate.

For more information, please contact:
Melanesia Brigite Boseren, Junior Adviser for Rural Livelihood, Forest Management and Conservation
Nita Yohana, Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for West Papua Province
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces

Created: Tuesday, 01 February 2022

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