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Title: Upgrading forestry training : three areas for development in Indonesia.
Author: Ruhandi, Aep.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3539 4837
Awarding Body: University of Wolverhampton
Current Institution: University of Wolverhampton
Date of Award: 1998
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Abstract:
This study reviews the upgrading of forestry training in Indonesia comprising public, private and local people. The principal aim of this study is to investigate if, and how, forestry training can meet the needs of Indonesia forestry sector as methods of sustainable forest management are developed. Sustainability of forest resources and its underpinning by human resource development systems and processes are currently the primary issues and serious challenges for Indonesia forestry sector. The current capacity of forestry training in Indonesia is considered inadequate to meet the challenge. Forestry training managers and trainers in both public and private sectors, timber company managers and workers, and local people were involved in the human resource development processes to meet the new requirements and to see through the remaining traditional forestry training at the same time. Consideration was given to the weakness of the capacity of the current forestry training and the needs for improvement. The literature review took a theme approach covering the fields of human resource development processes, training and development, the six Indonesia five - year development plans, the guidelines for sustainable forest management of Indonesia and the International Tropical Timber Organisation. The main focus for obtaining data with respect to the respondents and informants was the changes brought about by training. The methodology centred on the design and use of a questionnaire with return rate of 55% from eighty managers of forest concessions, 80% from ten heads of public forestry training centres and 60% from eight private forestry training centres. In addition, a formal interview was conducted with HPH managers, APHI representatives, Forestry officials, local government, and trainers. Semi - structured interviews were conducted with villagers and HPH workers. Observations were conducted of villages within KPHP pilots in Riau, Jambi, Central Kalimantan, and East Kalimantan concerned with Forest Village Development. Teaching sessions of trainers graduated from OTTA at the Wolverhampton University were also observed. These data formed the basis of an analysis of the gap between the ideal future forestry human resource capacity and the current provision in relation to sustainable forest management. Analyses of quantitative data were conducted based on descriptive statistics using Excel. The approach to qualitative data was from open to axial and selective coding. In this study the limitation of upgrading forestry training emerged. This limitation is also endorsed by the users of the training programmes. The forestry extension activities are seen as an integral part of human resource development processes and as such must be with the respect to the forestry training programmes. The sustainable forest management can be justifiably incorporated within the upgrading forestry training. The only high standard of forestry training that can assure a success of forestry development is by providing welltrained foresters. Training has to become a strategic preoccupation of senior executives and top trainers as agent of change, which induces positive work attitudes, commitment, discipline and professionalism.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.297604  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Forestry & agroforestry & sustainable forestry Forests and forestry Education
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