Supporting MoEF in finalizing its strategic plan using the Bappenas’ online planning system
On 10-11 September 2019 the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), supported by FORCLIME, conducted a training on using the online planning system, which was developed by the National Planning Agency (Bappenas) in Jakarta. The online planning system, called Krisna, is a software developed by the Bappenas for all ministries and government bodies to support the preparation of their five year planning process. 80 participants representing the planning section of the ministry’s directorate general attended the training. The resource person for the training was the Director for System and Development Funding Procedure from Bappenas.
During the meeting FORCLIME expressed its commitment to support the MoEF strategic plan (Renstra) development processes. In addition, FORCLIME will also support in disseminating the final Renstra 2020-2024 once it has been issued by the minister’s decree.
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Created: Tuesday, 08 October 2019
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic area manager for forest policy
Mohamad Rayan, Adviser for cross cutting issues
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