ASFN Secretariat together with Directorate of Social Forestry Development Ministry of Forestry Republic Indonesia and Watershed Management Agency of Dodokan Moyosari Lombok have organized Internship of Sikka Community Forest (Hutan Kemasyarakatan / HKm) in Batukliang, Lombok Tengah, Indonesia. The Internship was held on 26 September – 2 October 2012. The Internship aimed to enhance the capacity of knowledge and skill of Sikka HKm Farmer Groups, Local Government Officers and NGO activists on managing forest through HKm Program.
HKm Program has been launched by Ministry of Forestry Republic Indonesia/MOFRI since 2007 by the Ministry Regulation N0.37 / 2007 on Hutan Kemasyarakatan. It is expected that the people live surround the forest improve their life through managing the forest and keep the forest sustainable. Sustainable forest for prosperous community.
This Internship has been acknowledged by the people in Lombok through Lombok Post daily newspaper, which has published the news on Sikka HKm Internship in Batukliang, Lombok Tengah. It was published on 15 October 2012.