Indonesian forestry professionals visiting Finland
News, published 7.1.2020
A group of Indonesian forestry professionals from the South Kalimantan Province’s Forest Service participated in a study tour in Southern Finland in November 2019. This was the second time during the past five years that Tapio organized a training program for Indonesian forestry professionals from the South Kalimantan Province.
The aim of this one week long training was to learn more details about the Finnish forest management systems and in particular about the ways in which data from private forests are collected and utilized to support management decisions.
During the study tour the participants visited e.g. the Finnish Forest Center, Forest Management Association of the Päijät-Häme Region, a private forest owner’s site, and two wood-processing companies (Versowood and Isku). These visits provided a good understanding how the data are collected and utilized by these stakeholders. The Finnish Forest Center, headquartered in the city of Lahti, served as the focal point for these visits and provided valuable insight for the use of the visitors.
The head of the Indonesian delegation, Mr. Hanif Faisol Nurofiq, concluded that the lessons learned had been very useful and considered that there are good opportunities to plan similar approaches in Indonesia. The support from the Indonesian Embassy in Finland was essential making this trip possible.