FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
Continuing with the preparation of proposals and feasibility studies for climate funding projects that are set to be realized through the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the West Kalimantan provincial Environment and Forestry Service (Dinas LHK) held a recent meeting with the DG of Climate Change Control at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK).
The West Kalimantan delegation was led by the Head of the LHK Service, Mr. Ir. H. Adiyani, MH., and was received by the Secretary of the Directorate-General for Climate Change Management (Sekditjen PPI), KLHK, Mr. Agus Rusli, SPi, M.Sc. in the Sekditjen PPI meeting room at the Manggala Wanabakti building on 24 February 2023. This coordination meeting was organized in order to follow up on the results of a previous meeting between the Dinas LHK and the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry that was held back in December 2022 and was intended as a forum for communication and coordination concerning the current state of play of GCF project preparation process. In addition, the meeting was also organized as a way of determining the future direction of the various stages and steps involved in the implementation of the GCF project in West Kalimantan.
During the meeting, the Head of Dinas LHK reaffirmed the commitment of the West Kalimantan Provincial Government to contributing to this project and to supporting national programmes that relate to the achieving of the FOLU Net Sink 2030 and NDC targets. In addition, various proposals for project partner candidates to work in conjunction with the West Kalimantan Provincial Government during the implementation of the GCF were also submitted during the meeting. Finally, a focal point for the GCF project at the Directorate-General of Climate Change Management at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry was proposed.
Under the umbrella of the Social Forestry Programme that is currently being implemented in Central Sulawesi, FORCLIME is working with the Provincial Forestry Service, including Forest Management Units (KPH), to develop a mentoring model for Forest Farmers Groups (KTH), Social Forestry Business Groups (KUPS) and Small and Medium Enterprises (UMKM). This mentoring is being undertaken by KPH staff and is being directed so that KTH/KUPS/UMKM will ultimately be able to develop their businesses sustainably, thus boosting family incomes.
In order to ensure that KPH staff possess adequate competence in assisting and developing KTH/KUPS/UMKM businesses, the Central Sulawesi Provincial Forestry Service, in conjunction with FORCLIME, held a training session titled Training in Basic Business Development from 21 – 24 February 2023 at the Central Sulawesi Provincial Forestry office. The objective of the training was to provide knowledge on business development, as undertaken by forest farmers groups. In this regard, participants were presented with input on: (1) Group management, (2) Development of business ideas, (3) Value chain analysis, (4) Market surveys, (5) Canvas business models, (6) Marketing, (7) Production planning, (8) Distribution of tasks, (9) Business licensing, and (10) Preparation of business plans. The training session was attended by 21 participants who were representing the Forestry Service (one person), as well as 13 KPH staff members (representing 13 KPH in Central Sulawesi) and eight representatives from six Forest Farmer Groups/Social Forestry Business Groups operating in Central Sulawesi Province.
In the wake of this training session, the participants are now set to receive online mentoring from March to April 2023. During this mentoring, the training team will monitor the progress of the participants, as well as the obstacles that they are facing during the preparation of business plans for their assisted groups.
In order to improve eLearning development at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), the Environment and Forestry HR Training Center (EF HR Training Center) held an eLearning training session for all of its regional Training Centers (BPLHK) from 20 - 24 February 2023 at the EF HR Training Center in Bogor, West Java. This training session represented a continuation of the ongoing collaboration with GIZ and with CommonSense, a consulting institution with experience in digital learning capacity building, as well as in the creation of learning content, which was initiated in 2014.
The eLearning training was opened by the Head of the EF HR Training Center, Dr. Kusdamayanti, and was attended by 70 participants from the Environment and Forestry Training Center (BPLHK), which broke down as follows:
1. The Environment and Forestry HR Training Center: 12 people.
2. BPLHK Pematang Siantar (North Sumatra Province): 7 people.
3. BPLHK Pekanbaru (Riau Province): 9 people.
4. BPLHK Samarinda (East Kalimantan Province): 7 people.
5. BPLHK Makassar (South Sulawesi Province): 7 people.
6. BPLHK Kupang (East Nusa Tenggara Province): 5 people.
7. BPLHK Kadipaten (West Java): 14 people.
8. BPLHK Bogor (West Java Province): 8 people.
9. The Center of Counselling of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry: 1 person.
Participants were divided into four classes that were held as parallel sessions, as follows:
1. Class for structural officials, which was followed by 13 people.
2. Class on Online Facilitation and Moderation Skills: 22 people.
3. Class on Learning Technology Development: 18 people.
4. Class on Production Creative Team: 17 people.
The class for structural officials was held over two days and participants drafted a standard operating procedure (SOP) that addressed the implementation of eLearning within the scope of the HR Training and Counselling Agency (BP2SDM) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The experiences of participants from regional training centers were also compiled into an SOP draft and will subsequently be refined by the CommonSense team. The enhanced draft will ultimately be determined for implementation by the Environment and Forestry HR Training Center or BP2SDM.
After the conclusion of this training programme, the Head of the Environment and Forestry HR Training Center will issue a decree on the eLearning Working Group, which will comprise representatives from each BPLHK who participated in this eLearning training. A decision letter that addresses this matter is expected to be issued around April - May 2023.
For more information, please contact:
Wira Hakim, Advisor for Human Capacity Development
Danan P. Hadi, Advisor for Remote Sensing/GIS and eLearning
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development