Joint Conference of FORCLIME, PROPEAT, SASCI, and SASCI+
Communication and synergy between GIZ projects have been acknowledged as one of the key elements that contribute to the success of project implementation. This spirit brings FORCLIME (Forests and Climate Change Programme), PROPEAT (Peatland Management and Rehabilitation), SASCI (Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains in Indonesia), and SASCI+ (Sustainability and Value-Added in Agricultural Supply Chains in Indonesia) together in the first internal joint conference that was held on 14-15th June 2021 in the Microsoft Teams, attended by more than 40 participants. The conference was opened with the general updates from the Principal Advisors of each project and continued with thematic topic presentations on HCV screening, community-based activities, natural resources management, Landscale assessment, and sharing session on project knowledge management.
“One of the added benefits of this conference in addition to the technical knowledge being shared, is that somehow we could get to know each other better and this may result in better informal communication across the projects.” said Per Rasmussen, the Principal Advisor of SASCI, during the closing statement of the conference.
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Created: Friday, 18 June 2021
Sekar Yunita, Adviser for Monitoring & Evaluation/Sustainable Forests Management, FORCLIME
Karlina Kartika, Adviser for KPH development, Capacity building, and Knowledge Management, PROPEAT
Hiswaty, Adviser for Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management, SASCI
Cecilia Novarina, Adviser for Knowledge Management and Communication, SASCI+
FORCLIME 4.0 is ready to support the Environment and Forestry Training Center in Makassar increasing the capacity of forestry human resources in Tanah Papua
The Planning Bureau of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry as FORCLIME’s project executing agency together with representatives from the Secretariat of the Human Resources Extension and Development Agency (BP2SDM) and FORCLIME Team visited the Environment and Forestry Training Center of Makassar (BD LHK Makassar), South Sulawesi on 16 June 2021. During the visit, representatives from the Planning Bureau explained that FORCLIME which runs from January 2021 to December 2023 has working areas in Central Sulawesi, Papua and West Papua. FORCLIME’s Program Strategic Plan for the period 2021-2023 and Work Plan for 2021 have been signed and ready to be implemented.
Adding to information from the Planning Bureau’s representative, FORCLIME’s Program Director conveyed that since the authority of capacity development for the Eastern Indonesia region is under the coordination of BD LHK Makassar, FORCLIME will assign the Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development, Edy Marbyanto; and a Development Adviser, Daniel Maertz, at the BD LHK Makassar. The placement of these two personnel is expected to support BD LHK in human capacity development in the Tanah Papua. In response to this, the Head of BD LHK Makassar welcomes the plan to place FORCLIME personnel in BD LHK Makassar and will provide a workspace, however, currently still being renovated along with the renovation of other part of the building at the Training Center premises. Therefore, temporally FORCLIME team will use other available room.
During the visit, FORCLIME Team and other guest groups visited the Tabo-tabo Training Forest that managed by the Training Center and is located about 60 km from Makassar city. Representative of BP2SDM Secretariat mentioned that BP2SDM is currently pushing the synergy between the Makassar LHK Training Center and the Makassar Forestry Vocational High School (SMK Forestry) in the development of Tabo-tabo Training Forest. in the school year 2021-2022 they plan to place some students and study at the Tabo-tabo Training Forest with applying health protocols. The study in the field is expected to increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning activities during the pandemic. FORCLIME is expected to contribute positively to the development of the Tabo-tabo Training Forest as facility of training, research and empowering the surrounding community.
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Created: Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic area manager for human capacity development
FORCLIME gears up to assist with social forestry activities within West Papua Province
The Center for Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership (BPSKL) for Maluku and the Papua Region held a workshop for social forestry facilitators working in Papua and West Papua Provinces in Sorong City, West Papua from 10 – 12 June 2021. During the event, FORCLIME, as one of the official resource parties, was invited to share its experiences on “The Role of Community Facilitators Based on Non-Timber Forest Product Businesses”. The Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management, Mohammad Sidiq, made a presentation during which he addressed the various tasks and functions of the social forestry facilitators before and after the relevant permits were obtained by social forestry groups. FORCLIME also shared its varied experiences during its support for phase 3 of the social forestry programme in Kalimantan and Palu.
In implementing the program in West Papua, FORCLIME 4.0 is ready to support the preparation of a Social Forestry roadmap, empowering community groups in pilot villages in FORCLIME’s working area, developing the use of non-timber forest products, as well as disseminating information relating to Minister of Environment and Forestry Regulation Number 9 of 2021 on Social Forestry Management.
“I am happy with the presentation because it offers hope and encouragement to our business group. It has also offered us advice regarding our organization’s function and what areas need to be strengthened. Based on this presentation, we now have a better picture of the training that we have already completed, as well as the training that we still need to implement,” explained Arkilaus Kladit, a local champion from the village of Sira in Saifi District, South Sorong Regency, after listening to the various shared experiences that were presented by FORCLIME.
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Created: Monday, 14 June 2021
Melanesia Boseren, Junior Adviser for Forest Management and Conservation
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management