Given the importance of the role of academics, researchers and teachers in efforts to address climate change issues, the Center for Standardization and Environment, Ministry of Forestry within the framework of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) to facilitate the establishment of the networks between universities, research institutes and training institution in forestry and climate change. Facilitation was done with the formation of networks in the region of Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua, Bali and Nusa Tenggara region, Sumatra region and Java region, as well as the establishment of the National Secretariat of the networks.

1. Establishment of Regional Network

A. Establishment of Working Network in Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua Region

Facilitating the establishment of networks in the region was held in Makassar on 14-15 February 2013. The meeting was attended by 20 representatives of universities, research institutes and training institutions located in the Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua Region. At the meeting agreed Prof. Dr. Deddy Hadriyanto from Mulawarman University as coordinator of the region.

In its development through a process of internal consolidation and to facilitate coordination, the region has developed into four new regions, namely Kalimantan Region, Sulawesi Region, Maluku Region and Papua Region.

B. Establishment of Working Network in Region Bali-Nusa Tenggara

Facilitating the establishment of networks in the region was held in Mataram on 25-26 June 2013. The meeting was attended by 18 representatives from Universities, Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute, also Forestry Training Centre in Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara.

At the meeting proposed the name of the networks in the region is a Bali-Nusra (Forest and) Climate Change Research and Education Network (BNCCREN) with Prof. Dr. Suwardji of the University of Mataram as coordinator. The meeting also agreed the coordinator for each sub region, Prof Dr. I Wayan Kasa from Udayana University as Bali Coordinator, I Wayan Suadnya, Ph.D., of the Mataram University as NTB Coordinator and Dr. Michael Riwu Kaho from Cendana University as NTT Coordinator.

C. Establishment of Working Network in Region Sumatra

Facilitating the establishment of networks in the Sumatra region held in Bengkulu on 19-20 September 2013. The meeting was attended by 17 representatives of Universities, Research Institutes and Forestry Training Center in Sumatra.

Through the meeting agreed on the establishment of networks “Sumatra Research and Education Network on Forest and Climate Change”. While Dr. Agus Susatya from Bengkulu University was chosen as the coordinator of the networks.

D. Establishment of Working Network in Region Java

Facilitating the establishment of working network in the region Java held in Yogyakarta on 22-23 October 2013. The meeting was attended by 25 representatives of universities, research institutes and forestry training centers in Java. At the meeting agreed by consensus and elected Dr. Satyawan Purdyatmoko (Dean of the Faculty of Forestry, University of Gadjah Mada) as coordinator. Besides, it will also set up sub-region for each province as a follow-up of the meeting.

2. Establishment of Working Network at National Level

At the national level, facilitation conducted to establish the Coordinator and National Secretariat Coordinator as a connector for the networks at the regions and sub-regions level, as well as to coordinate the modalities and expertise and the making of Research Road Map both nationally and region/sub-region. In addition, the formation of a national coordinator and secretariat are also useful to facilitate communication and cooperation with other parties involved in the development of research such as the Ministry of Forestry, Ministry of Finance, National Development Planning Agency, NCCC and BP-REDD +.

Facilitation at national level held twice, on November 27, 2013 and December 27 to 28, 2013 in Jakarta. At 27-28 December 2013 meeting, agreed for the existence of Coordinator, Secretary and a small team (consisting of a coordinator and secretary, as well as other interested members) to prepare and follow up on the establishment and operation of the network. At the meeting agreed Dr. Satyawan Purdyatmoko as national coordinator and Yayan Hadiyan as Secretary.

3. Change the Network’s Name and Organization Structure

On 13-14 August 2014, held a workshop in Jakarta facilitated by BP REDD +, Universities Working Network, Land Related Research and Training Institute, Forests and Climate Change. This meeting was a continuation of what has been facilitated by Pustanling in 2013 and attended by representatives from seven regional. The results of the meeting include:

  1. Head of BP REDD +, Dr. Heru Prasetyo, welcomes and put APIK Indonesia as one of the main partners, and expect APIK can increase research to support more scientific argument can be accounted for national and international level and can work together long term in order to contribute to the decision-making and policy-making related to forestry and climate change in the future.
  2. Likewise delivered, Dr. Nur Masripatin, the Head Deputy of Governance and Institutional of BP REDD + (Previous Head Pustanling in Ministry of Forestry), in her new position she welcomed the communication continued since it ever had a pause and said that the issue of climate change is a ‘science-based’, local, national and global dimention where ‘land-based sector is a major challenge in the forestry sector’. The potential of the Indonesian scientific community is expected to contribute in solving problems and facing the challenges. Therefore, the need for strengthening the role of the scientific community in various parts of Indonesia (as stated in the Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) and the need to increase synergy programs and activities of the three institutions (BP REDD +, APIK Indonesia and the Ministry of Forestry).
  3. Regarding to the associated process of Network’s legalization, it is necessary to renamed the Association, and it was agreed that the name of it’s successor is “Asosiasi Ahli Perubahan Iklim dan Kehutanan Indonesia (APIK Indonesia)”.
  4. The organ of APIK Indonesia consists of Adviser, Chairman, General Secretary, Treasurer, Head of Division, Regional Coordinator and Provincial Coordinator. The names of the officials are attached, while the province on several regional coordinators are still waiting for confirmation.
  5. It was also agreed that this association will publish the Journal and held the National Workshop in Jakarta as well launching of APIK Indonesia on 18-19 November 2014 as well as a series of regional workshops.

APIK Indonesia National Secretariat, which is temporarily based in the Faculty of forestry UGM, planning to process the making of APIK Indonesia website, speed up the process of legalizing APIK, the scrupulous of Statutes as well as planning a board meeting to establish a regional work program and the preparation of national and regional workshops.