Pilot Country Meeting

FIP Pilot Country Meeting - September 24-26, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • Sep 24, 2013 to Sep 26, 2013

Meeting Summary and Photos from Day 1 and Day 2 are now posted at the IISD RS website.

FIP Pilot Country Meeting - September 24-26, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The fifth meeting of pilot countries participating in the Forest Investment Program (FIP) will take place on September 24-26, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 

The meeting will engage pilot countries in in-depth discussions and problem solving on FIP monitoring and reporting issues, and facilitate cross-country lessons sharing and learning on complex issues such as institutional arrangements for local forest management and governance, jurisdictional approaches to REDD+, and the involvement of indigenous peoples, local communities, civil society, and the private sector.

Registration Link

Logistics Note (pdf)

Provisional Agenda (pdf)

Country Updates (pdfs): BrazilBurkina FasoDemocratic Republic of CongoGhanaIndonesiaLao PDRMexico

List of Participants (pdf)


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

8:30 am – 9:00 am    Registration

9:00 am – 9:30 am    Opening and Introduction

Representatives from the government of Yogyakarta province and the CIF Administrative Unit offered welcome remarks, followed by opening remarks from Mr. Hadi Daryanto, Secretary General of  Indonesia's Ministry of Forestry and chairman of Indonesia's FIP steering committee. Following the opening and introductions of participants, the FIP Senior Program Coordinator provided a portfolio update on FIP operations since the last meeting of pilot countries in November 2012, including the private sector competitive set aside.    

9:30 am – 5:00 pm     FIP Proposed Approach for Results Measurement and Annual Reporting

During its last meeting in May 2013, the FIP Sub-Committee reviewed document FIP/SC.10/5, Approaches to Measuring and Reporting Results in endorsed FIP Investment Plans, took note of the report’s findings and requested the CIF Administrative Unit to organize a virtual meeting of FIP pilot countries and subsequently a working group comprised of representatives from interested FIP pilot countries and contributor countries, the CIF Administrative Unit and the MDBs, to propose a few core indicators to be measured at the level of the investment plan.

The CIF Administrative Unit Senior M&E Specialist reported back to all pilot countries, informing them about the process, content and agreements achieved when the working group met on August 29-30, 2013 in Washington, D.C. She presented an overview of the working group’s proposed approach for measurement and annual reporting at the level of FIP investment plans, and led a discussion of the full proposal document. A session with technical questions and answers was followed by a more general discussion.

Based on this initial discussion, specific issues were discussed in further detail to develop and fine tune the proposed common themes to be reported on by all FIP pilot countries and other reporting elements. The aim of this session was to reach consensus among FIP pilot countries on an approach for results measurement and reporting at the level of FIP investment plans.

6:30 pm    Dinner Hosted by the Government of Indonesia at Prambanan Temple

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The second day of the FIP pilot countries meeting will be dedicated to learning from Indonesia’s REDD+ experience and planned FIP activities, with a view to exchanging knowledge across pilot countries on the following thematic areas: local governance, jurisdictional approaches, and the involvement of indigenous peoples, civil society, and the private sector. 

 9:00 am – 9:30 am      Setting the Context: Indonesia’s FIP Investment Plan

 The day will begin with a brief presentation by Dr. Agus Sarsito, Director of Forestry Development Coordination for Sumatera Region, Ministry of Forestry, outlining the themes and components of their FIP Investment Plan, and linking the planned investments with the broader national context.

9:30 am – 10:00 am    Improving Local Governance through the KPH System        

One component of Indonesia’s FIP Investment Plan focuses on the introduction of Forest Management Units (KPHs). This is intended to improve and decentralize forest management, increase accountability over forest outcomes, improve local stakeholder involvement, and potentially increase transparency. Mr. Is Mugiono, Director of Forest Management Unit and Forest Area Utilization Arrangement, Ministry of Forestry, will explain the KPH model, including its role in addressing local forest governance challenges, its linkages with REDD+, and the plans and expected impact of its FIP investments in his presentation

10:00am– 11:30 am    Institutional Arrangements for Local Forest Management and Governance

 Countries will then break into smaller groups for an interactive discussion and knowledge exchange on countries’ respective institutional arrangements for local forest management and governance. The following questions will be explored:

  • What are the institutional structures in different country contexts, and how well are they working?
  • How are local forest governance institutions and operations financed, and what level of economic sustainability has been achieved?
  • What are countries’ experiences, challenges, and successful approaches with getting local government buy-in to effectively institute these arrangements?
  • How have these institutions been involved, and with what success, in managing social conflicts

11:30 am – 12:00 pm  Explanation of the field visit to Yogyakarta Forest Management Unit

A representative from the Ministry of Forestry will introduce the field visit organized by the Government of Indonesiato a nearby KPH, on the third day of the FIP pilot countries meeting.         

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm      Jurisdictional Approaches to REDD+ in Indonesia

Several FIP countries, or project proponents therein, are piloting sub-national or jurisdictional approaches to REDD+. In Indonesia, the government has designated several Demonstration Activities as jurisdictional pilots. A representative from the World Bank in Indonesia will introduce this session with a presentation on the jurisdictional approach and how it fits within Indonesia’s National REDD+ Strategy. Mr. Lex Hovani, Terrestrial Program Advisor, The Nature Conservancy Indonesia, will then be invited to present an overview of the Berau Forest Carbon Program as an example of how Indonesia’s sub-national implementation approach to REDD+ can be scoped, designed, and demonstrated in partnership with government, local communities, and the private sector.

 After these presentations, participants will be invited to pose questions for the presenters anddiscuss parallels and synergies between the Berau Program and planned FIP investments in their countries.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm      Private SectorInvestmentin REDD+ and Related Activities

Private sectorinvolvement will be critical to the success of national REDD+ efforts, including the FIP, given the important role of private actors in forestry, agriculture, and other sectors that impact forests. This session will illustrate the role that responsible private sector actors are playing in REDD+ by promoting sustainability in their commodity supply chains and will spark discussion on how governments can support these efforts.

 Ms. Perpetua George, Senior Manager, Sustainable Sourcing forUnilever, one of the world’s largest consumer products companies, will be invited to explain the environmental and market drivers for their involvement in REDD+ efforts and present case material on how their combined use and promotion of sustainability targets, standards, and certifications for commodities are helping improve their environmental and social performance and drive changes in their suppliers’ behaviors. Case materials will focus on palm oil and other tropical materials sourced from Indonesia.

 Mr. Michael Brady, Senior Operations Officer, IFC will share IFC’s experiences in the development of FIP private sector investments in Indonesia and Lao PDR.

 After the presentations and a question and answer session, countries will break into smaller groups to discuss their FIP projects with a private sector focus, including any findings of preparatory studies, outcomes of implementation activities, challenges encountered and approaches to address them.

 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm      Other Business           

 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm      Reflections and Wrap Up


Thursday, September 26, 2013    

9:00 am – 5:30 pm     Field visit to the Yogyakarta Forest Management Unit

Forest Management Units (KPHs) are being introduced in Indonesia with the aim of improving and decentralizing forest management, increasing accountability over forest outcomes, improving local stakeholder involvement, and potentially increasing transparency. The improvements in forest governance that a well-designed KPH system could bring about are critical to the success of REDD+ in Indonesia. Strengthening the institutional capacity of KPH is one of the pillars of Indonesia’s FIP investment plan. During the day-long field visit, participants will be exposed to some of the major activities of the Yogyakarta Forest Management Unit, including pine tapping, cajuput plantation and processing and community forests. Further details will be provided by the Government of Indonesia.