RECOFTC's Strategic Plan 2018-2023 Launching Event in Jakarta, Indonesia
Wednesday, November 21st, 2018, The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) Indonesia Program held the Launching of RECOFTC’s Strategic Plans for 2018-2023: Resilient Forest Landscapes: Empowered Communities, Strengthened Institutions and Shared Prosperity.
With the partnership and support of our donors and partners, the Center for People and Forest (RECOFTC), is embarking on a new Strategic Plan for the next 5 years to serve as guidelines for RECOFTC’s works in the Asia-Pacific region, including Indonesia. And this year has entered a new strategic phase, with strategic plans for the next 5 years. Located in the Sonokeling Room, Manggala Wanabakti, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) of Indonesia, the launch event invited government representatives, especially from MoEF, donors, the private sector, and NGO partners both locally and internationally, as well as academics and universities.
The event was opened by the Director of RECOFTC Indonesia Country Program Gamma Galudra who expressed gratitude to donors and partners for their support so far for RECOFTC especially in Indonesia. The RECOFTC Strategic Plan for 2018-2023 was presented by RECOFTC Executive Director Dr. David Ganz. Between 2018 and 2023, the Center will focus on achieving four strategic goals that act as guides for the Center’s new position in the field of forestry and environmental policy. The new strategy and direction are based on 30 years of experiences and collaboration with key partners that the Center has cultivated and will continue to foster.
There were also presentations from the MoEF, which were representative from The Extension and Human Resources Development and Agency (EHRDA) by Ir. Mariana Lubis, MM (Head of Forestry Extension Center) regarding capacity building and partnerships with RECOFTC especially related to Social Forestry, and presentations from representatives of the Directorate General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnerships by Ir. Herudojo Tjiptono, MP (Director of BUPSHA) regarding the development of the Social Forestry program in Indonesia and the challenges for the future.
The invitees had great enthusiasm for the material presented and warm discussions were held after the presentation. Many challenges and expectations are expressed for RECOFTC Indonesia for the next 5 years. Dr. David Ganz stated that these hopes and challenges will be realized through supports and collaboration between the parties, both donors and partners. Through the launch of the Strategic Plan for the next 5 years, RECOFTC hopes that parties can find out more clearly what is the direction of RECOFTC's work and find opportunities for collaboration and synergy.