FORCLIME 4.0 set to continue its internship programme for Cenderawasih University students
FORCLIME will continue its internship programme for university students in Tanah Papua, including Cenderawasih University, as previously implemented during 2019. During the 2019 internship programme, eight final year students from Cenderawasih University took part in the FORCLIME programme and were placed in FORCLIME working areas in Kalimantan (west, east and north), Palu, Bogor and Jakarta. In an effort to prepare an activity plan, FORCLIME and Cenderawasih University held a joint meeting on 23 June 2021 in Jayapura City, Papua. This internship programme, which is similar to a thematic community service programme (KKN), is expected to provide students with work experience and knowledge relating to the FORCLIME 4.0 programme, while interns will be posted in line with their various interests. The university will propose several candidates for the programme who will then be selected by FORCLIME.
‘This internship programme is very useful for students looking to broaden their knowledge and work experience. Indeed, two students majoring in Geophysics have already completed internships that relate to mapping at FORCLIME and are proving very helpful on campus,’ explained Dr Yusuf Bungkang, Head of the Physics Study Program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Cenderawasih University.
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Created: Monday, 28 June 2021
Theodora Resubun, Coordinator for Papua Province
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic area manager for sustainable forest management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua provinces
FORCLIME 4.0 readies itself to welcome University of Papua students to its internship programme
As a part of preparations for its upcoming joint activity with the University of Papua, FORCLIME’s West Papua Team held a coordinating meeting with the University of Papua’s Faculty of Forestry in Manokwari, West Papua on June 21, 2021. The FORCLIME contingent was led by its Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management, Mohammad Sidiq, while the University of Papua (Unipa) was represented by the university’s Dean of the Faculty of Forestry, Dr. Jonni Marwa.
The various joint programmes that are set for implementation include the community service programme (KKN) for Unipa students that will be conducted through an internship programme at FORCLIME. These interns will subsequently become involved in FORCLIME’s work programme in two target villages (Tambrauw and South Sorong). However, as the 2021 KKN period has already ended, these activities have been scheduled for 2022.
In 2019, FORCLIME organized an internship programme for students from the University of Papua and the University of Cenderawasih. During this period, seven new Unipa graduates enrolled in the internship programme and were placed with FORCLIME offices and work areas (in Jakarta, Bogor, West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan and Central Sulawesi specifically). This internship programme continued in 2020, involving five people from Unipa and one student from the University of Ottow Geissler. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these internships were conducted online under the supervision of FORCLIME Advisers.
“We are grateful for the cooperation between FORCLIME and the Faculty of Forestry. Through this collaboration, our students are given the opportunity to take part in internships, moreover, some have been recruited as FORCLIME staff,” explained Dr. Jonni Marwa, Dean of Papua University’s Faculty of Forestry.
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Created: Thursday, 24 June 2021
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic area manager for sustainable forest management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua
Nita Yohana, Coordinator West Papua Province
Ministry of Environment and Forestry invites FORCLIME to discuss preparations for evaluation of the Young Foresters Programme (Bakti Rimbawan)
Following up previous meeting on the evaluation of young forester programme (Bakti Rimbawan) 2021, the Human Resources Planning and Development Center (Pusrenbang) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) together with FORCLIME conducted a coordination meeting on 23 June 2021 to discuss preparation for the evaluation of the programme. The meeting, which carried out online and offline, was opened by Dr Iwan Setiawan, the Head of Planning, Development and Evaluation of non-apparatus HR, Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
The evaluation of the Bakti Rimbawan programme will focus on the following subjects:
1. Analysis of the scope of work of the Bakti Rimbawan programme;
2. Analysis of the programme impact to the Forest Management Units (KPH);
3. Challenges and constraints of the Bakti Rimbawan Programme, including pre-placement, post-placement, and the impact of the Ombudsman law and the Government Regulation 23/2021 toward the Bakti Rimbawan programme;
4. Sustainability and exit strategy of the Bakti Rimbawan Programme, including policies, institutions, and programmes.
One of the keys that will determine the success of the 2021 Forest Service Program evaluation is the determination of the location. There needs to be representation from provinces that are ready and not ready to finance the Forest Service Program independently. During the meeting, Dr Iwan Setiawan proposed criteria for site selection based on 1) Revenue Sharing Funds for Forestry Natural Resources-Reforestation Funds (DBH-DR) from provincial governments; and 2) FMUs that are already financially independent. In this case, there are four provinces that can be used as models, namely the Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY), Central Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, and East Kalimantan. Some other potential provinces are Lampung, West Nusa Tenggara, West Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Papua and West Papua.
“Of course, we want to see how big the impact and the presence of this Bakti Rimbawan Programme towards the FMU, as well as its sustainability. Additionally, we want the Program to be adopted by the provincial government as well. We hope that there will be alternative policies for the Programme in the regions that we can propose after evaluation result is completed," said Dr Iwan Setiawan.
The coordination meeting also agreed on a schedule for the evaluation. The evaluation report is expected to be completed in September 2021.
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Created: Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic area manager for human capacity development
Wira Hakim, Junior adviser for human capacity development