Head of Indonesia Forestry Professional Certification Institute (LSPHI), Hadi S Pasaribu, said this year Kemenhut targets to certify 500 human resources in the forestry sector.
This certification, Hadi said after signing the MoU with Perum Perhutani, the Indonesian Association of Forest Concessionaires (APHI), and PT Musi Hutan Persada (MHP), in Jakarta on Monday, is intended to create professional actors in the forestry sector.
He said the guarantee of forest sustainability and community welfare in and around the forest can only be realized if all actors in the forestry sector have high professionalism.
"LSPHI, in cooperation with forestry stakeholders, has certified 347 Perum Perhutani human resources and 60 human resources in conservation scope management, this year will be certified by 500 human resources from extension centers and conservation area management offices in 4 national parks," Hadi said.
He said the MoF has established forestry professionalism as mandated by Government Regulation No.6 / 2007 on forest utilization plan and follow up through joint efforts of multi stakeholders to build and build LSPHI.
Since 2009, Hadi said, every Echelon I scope of the Ministry of Forestry is required to support the program or funding in the forestry professional certification program held by LSPHI.
According to him, the MoF and LSPHI continue to build professional work competency standards for Forest Planning, Watershed Management and Social Forestry, Forest Utilization, Forest Resource Conservation, Forestry Extension, competency-based Training, and workforce at KPH.
He said the current obstacles and challenges are still being faced, including changing the mindset of forest actors from business attitudes to professional attitudes, while the challenges of career gap, both in government and private sectors that have not been seriously considered professional qualifications.
Chairman of the National Agency for Standardization of National Profession, Ceppy F Aloy, said it has made a MoU with 28 institutions related certification of the profession.
"We support MoF enhancing professional certification in every echelon environment to achieve sustainable forest management with competent human resources," he said.
Ceppy added that until now it has only given 15 certificates to 53 assessors who will certify the profession in the human resources of related institutions. (between / bun)