In late 2015, ResultsinHealth was asked to support the Indonesian Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) in monitoring its activities on Kalimantan (Borneo) island. FORCLIME focusses on strengthening sustainable forest management and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

Interviews were held with stakeholders in national, provincial and district governments, forestry education and training centres, NGOs, community organisations, community members and community leaders. Human and organisational capacity building was found to be one of the FORCLIME's key strengths, and that it contributed to a major mind-set change among FORCLIME's implementing partners. One respondent explained:

"There have been many changes since the start of the FORCLIME programme in East Kalimantan. For me the most important one is the improved collaboration between the stakeholders in sustainable forest management. This network is the result of the work of GIZ supported Forest Management Units, and focussed on creating synergy between the large number of ongoing activities and initiatives. The network can generate even more positive change, as people have started to see that the Forest Management Units can truly help in improving forest management in Indonesia. The difference between the GIZ supported Forest Management Units and other forest management units lies in their dynamism and courage, and their well-developed concept. Even the local government now has a dedicated budget to accommodate climate change activities." (MA, East Kalimantan)

The FORCLIME programme is a bilateral cooperation between the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment and Forestry and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).