FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
Since the implementation of the Omnibus Law or UUCK Cipta Kerja, the role of Forest Management Units (KPH) has shifted from being more business-oriented in nature towards becoming more involved in the monitoring of forest operations and facilitating forestry investments, including as a provider of public services to local communities. As a result, KPH must ensure that they are managed by adequate human resources, both in terms of quantity and quality. Adequate in quantity means that the number of human resources in a given KPH is proportional to its workload in accordance with its main duties and functions. While adequate in quality means that the human resources of a given KPH manager have competencies that are in accordance with the standards and objectives of the KPH management.
With the intention of supporting capacity building among the KPH personnel working in Papua and West Papua Provinces, the Human Resources Extension and Development Agency (BP2SDM) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), working in conjunction with FORCLIME, held a recent Training Needs Assessment (TNA) that involved a focus group discussion (FGD). The objectives of this FGD were firstly to disseminate various activities in order to assess the training requirements for KPH institutions working in Papua and West Papua Provinces. Secondly, the FGD was aimed at identifying requirements in relation to capacity building at the individual and organizational levels for KPHs and CDKs in Tanah Papua. During the FGD, the participants also filled out special online TNA questionnaire forms.
The FGD on training needs assessment within Papua Province was held on 3 September 2022 in Jayapura and was attended by 20 participants representing KPH and CDK in Papua Province. Meanwhile, in West Papua Province, an FGD was held on 17 September 2022 in Sorong, West Papua and was opened by the Secretary of the Forestry Service of West Papua Province. This particular FGD was attended by 18 participants representing KPH and CDK in West Papua Province.
The workshop was facilitated by the Community Forestry Communication Forum (FKKM), a consulting agency with experience in developing human resources aimed at supporting forestry development, particularly the Social Forestry Programme including the development of its human resources. The workshop resulted in a list of competency development needs that can now be used as a reference during education and training planning processes for relevant parties, in particular, the Environment and Forestry HR Training Center, the Environment and Forestry Training Center, Forestry Service/KPH, donor agencies and others.
As a follow-up to this workshop, the consultant will visit several KPHs to conduct in-depth interviews with KPH officials and staff at said selected KPHs, collect online data for KPH officials and staff in KPHs in Tanah Papua who cannot be visited, and prepare reports. Furthermore, a workshop will be held to encourage inputs aimed at the improvement of the prepared draft report.
“We hope that the results of the training needs assessment will be communicated to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service so that greater clarity will emerge regarding the main tasks and roles of KPH regarding forestry development within West Papua. We also hope that human resources can be developed in accordance with requirements in the field,” explained Donny N. Bosawer, S.Hut., M.Sc. from CDK Sorong Selatan.
For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development
With the purpose of strengthening the capacities of structural officials working for forestry agencies in Tanah Papua, FORCLIME held a series of Change Management and Leadership training sessions for officials in Forest Management Units (KPH), Forestry Service Branches (CDK) and Technical Implementing Units (UPT) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Papua and West Papua Provinces. The training sessions were intended to prepare structural officials in these agencies with knowledge and skills relating to leadership and the management of change so that they will subsequently be able to carry out their duties properly. These training sessions were facilitated by MDF Pacific Indonesia, an institution with experience in providing consulting, facilitation, evaluation, business development and partnership services worldwide.
The training sessions were carried out as a collaboration between FORCLIME and the Forestry and Environmental Service of Papua Province and the West Papua Provincial Forestry Service and were organized in two batches within each province. In Papua Province, the first batch was held in Jayapura from 29 August to 2 September 2022, while the second batch was held from 5 - 9 September 2022. Meanwhile, in West Papua Province the first batch was held from 12 - 16 September 2022 and the second batch was held from 19 - 23 September 2022 in Sorong. The number of participants in each batch ranged from 20 - 22 persons.
Each batch of the Change Management and Leadership training sessions lasted for five days per batch, while the training materials that were used were based on the objectives and competencies that were to be achieved, including:
1. Organizational leadership and competence of leaders/managers.
2. Self-knowledge and interaction at work.
3. Managing teams and decision-making.
4. Facing new challenges and cycles of change.
5. Managing changes.
“I am very happy with the training. It was not like any other training session that I have ever attended and has been very useful for us as leaders and future leaders. The lessons learned during the training can be applied within both working environments and through the fostering of forest farmer groups in an effort to improve existing products within the area and work units,” explained Debora Ludia Sawen, S.Hut., M.Si., Head of the Forest Planning and Utilization Section, who is also acting as the Head of KPHP Unit XXI Lintas Sarmi Mamberamo, Papua Province.
The Head of the South Sorong Forestry Service Branch for West Papua, Donny Natalion Bosawer S.Hut., M.Sc., offered his impressions of the training during the closing session: “This training has been both interesting and fun. Indeed, I believe that the sessions have succeeded in encouraging us to be leaders of change and to also change ourselves. Change must start with the individual and I will not be able to lead change if I myself cannot set an example for my subordinates and others.”
FORCLIME conducted this training aiming to prepare foresters to become future leaders Tanah Papua.
The Wasur National Park and FORCLIME facilitated a forest farmers group from the village of Yanggadur, Merauke in an exchange of knowledge with village administrators and the Buana Sari honeybee farmers group from the village of Yeh Sumbul in Jembrana Regency, Bali. The Forest Farmers Group (KTH) from Yanggadur is one of the KTH that is currently being assisted by FORCLIME and Wasur National Park, which operates a bee cultivation business. The visit, which took place on 4 September 2022, was also attended by forest farmer groups from the villages of Tablasupa, Dosai, Maribu, Pasir 6 and Wasur. The group was well received by the village head Yeh Sumbul, Mr. I Putu Gede Diantariksa, S.T. and the event was also attended by the Head of the Jembrana Regency Investment, One-Stop Integrated Service and Manpower Service, Mr. Made Gede Budhiarta, SSTP, M.S., as well as a by facilitator from the Jembrana Regency Agriculture and Food Service.
The Buana Sari group has 34 members who are engaged in the farming of the Apis mellifera and Trigona bee species. Apis mellifera bees are capable of producing large amounts of honey and are also easier to breed. The group produces a number of varieties of honey, including royal jelly and bee pollen. In addition, the group also sells colonies of honey bees. During the meeting, a member of the Bali Branch of the Indonesian Entrepreneurs Association, I Made Dwi Suwardi, offered an explanation of the honeybee cultivation business that included the marketing of products. One interesting fact about this group is its innovative production of a so-called super queen bee. Through the use of easily available and inexpensive materials, the group has conducted several trials aimed at the ultimate production of said super queen bee. After receiving an explanation of how to produce super queen honeybees, the participants visited a marketing gallery that displayed the Buana Sari Group’s products.
"Witnessing what the Buana Sari Group has done, I am motivated to develop and improve our production of Trigona honey, including the production of honey from the Apis melifera bee, which can hopefully be realized in the future," explained Mrs. Rosalina Pinto Ndimar (a representative from the Empi Wai Tetepu group from the village of Yanggandur).
For more information, please contact:
Theodora F. Resubun, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua Province
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces