FORCLIMEForests and Climate Change Programme
Technical Cooperation (TC Module)
As a follow-up to the issuance of Presidential Decree No. 28/2023 on Integrated Planning for the Acceleration of Social Forestry Management, the Directorate of Planning, Use and Establishment of Forest Management Areas (RPPWPH) at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry held a meeting in order to prepare a Social Forestry Macro Plan (RMPS) from 1 - 2 August 2023 in Bogor, West Java. The meeting took the form of a focus group discussion (FGD) and was attended by the Director-General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnerships (PSKL), as well as 35 participants who were representing the Directorate-General of Forestry Planning and Environmental Management (PKTL), a number of academics from IPB and Gajah Mada Universities, the Peat and Mangrove Restoration Agency (BRGM), Inhutani V, Perhutani, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Planning Bureau and FORCLIME. The meeting aimed to gather inputs from participants and experts who will become key components during the implementation of the Social Forestry programme throughout Indonesia.
The meeting was opened by the Director of Planning and Use of Forest Areas and Establishment of Forest Management Areas, Ir. Roosi Tjandrakirana, M. SE., who confirmed that up until the present time, no long-term plan for social forestry management had been made available, meaning that the preparation of the RMPS was vital.
During his speech, the Director-General of PSKL explained that the Social Forestry Macro Plan represented a set of guidelines that will be used during planning for the implementation of social forestry during the next 20 years in line with Presidential Decree No. 28/2023, which sets out a roadmap for the accelerated distribution of social forestry access and medium- to long-term planning up until 2030. To date, social forestry realization data covers around 5.6 million hectares of the overall target of 12.7 million hectares. The remaining 7.1 million hectares of this target will be achieved by 2030 through various strategies and regulations, including the Macro Social Forestry Plan.
After this meeting, a series of follow-up meetings will be held with the aim of finalizing the macro plan before the end of the year. In this case, FORCLIME will contribute to the process of completion of the Social Forestry Macro Plan, including the provision of experts and expertise.
The Environment and Forestry HR Training Center and the Environment and Forestry (E&F) Training Center, working in conjunction with FORCLIME, recently developed a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the implementation of eLearning at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF). The SOP was developed during a workshop that was held in Bogor on 7 - 8 August 2023 and which was attended by around 50 participants that comprised structural officials, lecturers (widyaiswara) and administrative staff from the E&F HR Training Center and E&F Training Center. The preparation of the SOP was assisted by Common Sense, a consulting agency with experience in the development of digital learning capacity and the creation of learning content.
Important issues discussed during this workshop included: 1) Determining goals and indicators for eLearning and its processes; 2) Gaining a clear understanding of the different roles and roles of parties; 3) Understanding the various eLearning cycles; and 4) Collecting relevant information as a basis for the preparation of SOPs.
During the opening session, the Head of the E&F HR Training Center, Mrs. Dr. Kusdamayanti, expressed her gratitude to GIZ for faithfully overseeing and helping with the eLearning programme at the E&F HR Training Center since 2014. “The Human Resources Extension and Development Agency (BP2SDM) is currently preparing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of Gender Mainstreaming (PUG). Once this eLearning SOP is complete, this new course can be implemented, while GIZ will continue to support MOOC development in the future,” explained Mrs. Kusdamayanti.
The workshop on preparation of the eLearning SOP will follow by a similar activity, which will be took place in Makassar on 10 August 2023 and which specifically discussed the SOP on the implementation of eLearning at the E&F Training Center level. The Makassar event will invite structural officials, lecturers (widyaiswara), administrative staff from the Makassar E&F Training Center and teachers from the Makassar State Forestry Vocational School.
The results of this eLearning SOP will be documented in an eLearning guidebook, which will subsequently be used as a guide during the development of eLearning development at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
Following the Introduction Workshop for Village Facilitators in Tanah Papua, Theodorus Tethool S.Sos., a facilitator working in the village of Yanggandur, one of the villages that are being supported by FORCLIME and the Wasur National Park in Merauke Regency, South Papua Province, recently completed an initial survey of Yanggandur’s forest farmer groups (KTH). The survey, which was undertaken from 1 - 2 August 2023, aimed to identify available community groups in the village and included an evaluation of KTH administration, as well as the types of business products on offer and their marketing. During these two days of activity, Theodorus held meetings and discussions with the Head of Yanggandur Village, KTH Empi Wae Tetepuh (which means, “A group of one heart for a good reason”) and KTH Sederhana.
KTH Empi Wae Tetepuh has 11 members and sells various products, including honey, shredded torajan snakehead fish (gastor), buah merah oil (oil made from Pandanus conoideus), candlenut oil, teh sarang semut (herbal tea made from Myrmecodia pendans) and propolis soap made from black honeybees. Meanwhile, KTH Sederhana has 15 members and sells similar products to Empi Wae Tetepuh KTH, with the addition of cassava and sweet potato chips, eucalyptus oil and virgin coconut oil (VCO).
The results of the initial survey included data on the institutional status of KTH, business products and their production and marketing. Despite the fact that KTH Sederhana has been able to market its products within Merauke and across the province and even at the national level through social media accounts (Instagram, Tiktok, Facebook), marketing issues are still proving a challenge for the Yanggandur Village KTH. Another challenge relates to the need to strengthen organizational institutions and secure product licenses from the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM).
Over the next six months, Theodorus will facilitate the two KTHs. During this assistance, the village facilitator, working together with the facilitated KTHs, will prepare a work plan that will include capacity-building activities aimed at boosting the sustainability of the farmers’ group’s business in the village.