FORCI Development (Center fo Forestry Organization Capacity and Institution Developmnet-Pusat Pengembangan Kapasitas Organisasi dan Kelembagaan Kehutanan) merupakan unit otonom di lingkungan Fakultas Kehutanan, Institut Pertanian Bogor, yang dibentuk pada tanggal 1 Mei 2008.
FORCI Development is an autonomic working unit in the Faculty of Forestry of Bogor Agricultural University, or IPB, which carries the function as an outreach of innovations in science and technology which have been growing immensel in many universities.
FORCI Development has been positioning its existence as a not for profit organization who dedicates itself to the utilization of the means of science and technology to manage forest resources as the act to establish a Justified forestry development.
FORCI Development has been founded by a community which gives their special attention to forestry development, which is motored by some of Faculty of Forestry of IPB’s lecturers. The founding of FORCI Development has been based on its concern about forestry development problems which have been growing untidily and moving away from the constitution.
FORCI Development is expected to bridge between academic domain and practical domain of forest resources management. Development of innovations in science and technology should overcome the problems existing in the real practice of forest resources management, which covers concept, policy and strategy, and their implementation.
Forest resources is one of resources owned Indonesia. The Constitution of UUD 1945 Article 33 Paragraph 3 mandates that utilization of natural resources must be aimed at achieveing the highest social welfare. The Constitution also requires that “the national economy is run on the basis of economic democracy with the principles of togetherness, efficiency, justice, sustainability, environmental friendliness, independence, and balance of progress and unity of national economic”. However, in the reality the existing policies and regulations are not fully meeting what the Constitution has mandated due to various reasons.
Impact of the existing policies and regulations as well as their implementation in forest resource utilization is degradation of forest resource and its environment. As we know, after the issuance of Capital Investment Law of 1968, forestry sector had contributed huge foreign currencies during 70’s to 80’s. But during the last 30 years, Indonesia has lost its forest resources at the rate of 1.6 to 2.0 million ha annually. Similarly in socio-cultural aspect, many social conflicts arise, mainly tenurial conflicts.
Forci Development views that indeed the problem of forest resource management is not merely technical, but it involves broader issues, particularly institutions. Such institutional view and approach are developed by Forci Development in contributing to development and managament of forest resources of Indonesia.
“Being the center of forestry organization capacity and institutional development nationally and internationally”
- Develop the human resources and forestry institutional capacity that are responsive to the dynamics of forestry problems,
- Develop the Faculty of Forestry IPB as a center of excellence of forestry human resources development,
- Facilitate cooperation between Faculty of Forestry IPB and its stakeholders for forestry capacity development,
- Develop programs and activities of capacity building such as training, mentoring, facilitation, dissemination, and action, research.