The planet's future is closely linked to the existence of forests and forestry as a support and driver of human life systems. Advances in science and technology that change the needs of the earth's population for food, energy, water resources and a clean environment can only be provided if the function of forest ecosystems can be appropriately maintained.

Tropical forests in Indonesia are the third largest in the world, and other forest ecosystems determine the level of community welfare and conservation of biodiversity.

The challenges faced, and innovations developed by different countries to manage their diverse forest landscapes must be exchanged to enhance the collaboration of earthlings to save the remaining forests.

Within this broad theme, several learning menus will be presented, namely 1) rehabilitation, restoration and land reclamation efforts for the recovery of various forest ecosystem landscapes (mineral, mining, peat and mangrove), 2) sustainable forest management to increase carbon emission absorption, 3) community-based forest management models to improve community welfare, 4) various utilization of timber, non-timber forests and environmental services, and 5) cultural recognition and exchange.

Outcomes & Curriculum

This summer course activity is expected to equip participants to recognize more deeply and be able to explain and effectively communicate learning material about managing forest landscapes and forest-dependent communities in various types of governance. Participants are expected to:

  • Profound recognition and clarification of current and future visions of desired forest landscape management according to the dynamics of actors' interests and contestations.
  • Identify and explain the extent of threats to forest rehabilitation, restoration and reclamation efforts on forest land in different types of forest ecosystem landscapes and governance regimes.
  • Identify and explain the dynamics and practices of community-based forestry programs under various governance as a model for sustainable forest management.
  • Identify and explain forest management monitoring efforts for climate change mitigation in various countries and forest types and forest utilization based on timber, bioenergy, non-timber and environmental services in Indonesia.
  • Able to interact with various cultures and know the history and cultural heritage of the archipelago (especially Yogyakarta).
  • Prepare a simple scientific paper related to the themes presented during the short course.


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Managing Forest Landscapes & Forest Dependant-Communities to Bridge the Future: "Learning Across Governance Regimes"



TOPIC Materials

  • Visualizing the Future We Want: Reconciling Art, Environment and Development
  • The roles of forestry sector in achieving SDGs
  • Valuing nature’s contributions to people: the IPBES approach
  • The development of IKN forest city as an urban-forest landscape integration: the critical factors
  • Restoration of degraded land: Approach and challenges
  • Managing Community-Led Landscape Reconstruction Damaged by the Northern Kyushu Torrential Rain Disaster: Lesson from Japan
  • Peatland Restoration and Mangrove Rehabilitation for Mitigating Climate Change
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Land Reclamation at Mining Areas at Upland Landscape in Papua
  • Challenges and opportunities for implementing the 3rd social forestry generation: Lesson learns from Indonesia
  • Forestry Reforms in Its Consequence on Reforestation: Lessons from China
  • Enhancing commercial-based community forestry: Learning from Australia and Indonesia Tree Growers
  • Forest management adaptation to climate change phenomena– example from community-based restoration
  • Understanding environmental rule of law related to Climate Change in ASIA
  • Indonesia FOLU NET SINK 2030: strategic and operational planning
  • The impacts of Internation Forestry Regimes on national forest policy: case of climate change
  • Forest protection and climate change in the tropical forests: Lesson from Thailand
  • Applying reduced impact logging in harvesting system and quantifying carbon foot-print of wood industry
  • Monitoring bird population in the forest ecosystem using bioacoustic
  • Precision forestry for monitoring forest carbon stock
  • Monitoring insect biodiversity in various forest land uses in Wanagama Forest
  • Hydrological monitoring in the landscapes under population pressure: the case in Central Java
  • Silviculture of forest plantation and agroforestry to Increase Food Security
  • Bioenergy development in Indonesia: target, challenge and current status
  • Oil palm agroforestry: potential adoption for industry and small-scale farmers in Indonesia
  • Non-timber forest product utilization 1: the case of biodiesel
  • Non-timber forest product utilization 2: essential oil, honey, and ecoprint fashion
  • Designing outdoor activities in the forest landscapes for mental health and forest therapy
  • Silvictulture approaches to transforming forest plantation to native tropical forest in IKN forest city
  • Field Practice I: The history of Java and its Cultural Heritage Even Organizer and Local Guide
  • Field Practices II: Community Forestry, Forestry Partnership and Eco-tourism
  • Field Practice II: Forest rehabilitation, tree improvement & non-timber forest product


  • Assoc. Professor. Dr. Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Assoc. Professor Dr. Ram Pandit (the University of Western Australia)
  • Assoc. Professor. Takahiro Fujiwara (Kyushu University)
  • Assoc. Professor Kobsak Wanthongchai (Kasetsart University, Thailand)
  • Prof. Dr. Masahiro Iwaoka (Tokyo University of Agricultural Technology)
  • Prof. Dr. Mui-How Phua (University of Malaysia Sabah)
  • Prof. Dr. Shinya Numata (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ-Japan)
  • Prof. Dr. Budi Leksono (BRIN)
  • Dr. Rhett Harrison (World Agroforestry)
  • Dr. Guangyu Wang (UBC)
  • Dr. Digby Race (Sunshine Coast University)
  • Dr. Paul Burgers (CEO CO2 Opearate)
  • Dr. Linda Yanti Sulistyaningsih (National University of Singapore)
  • Dr. Affendy Hassan (University of Malaysia Sabah)
  • Dr. Belinda A. Margono (Kementerian LHK)
  • PT Freeport Indonesia
  • Prof. Dr. Satyawan Pudyatmoko (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Prof. Dr. San Afri Awang (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Prof. Dr Ir Mohammad Na`iem (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmad Maryudi (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Widiyatno, Ph.D (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Dwiko Budi Permadi Ph.D (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Dr. Wahyu Wardhana (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Dr. Ari Susanti (UGM-Utrecht)
  • Dr. Handojo Hadi Nurjanto (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Dr. Yeni Widyana, N.R. (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Dr. Rini Pujiarti (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Dr. Ananto Triyogo (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Dr. Hatma Suryatmaja (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Dr. Budiadi (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Dr. Tommy Listyanto (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Dr. Eka Tarwaca (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Dr. Hero Marhaento (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
  • Dr. Sandy Nurvianto (Universitas Gadjah Mada)


May 1st - July 31 th 2023

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