Study Trip to South Africa

Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Forest and Land Fires

GIZ and UNOPS/GAMBUT recently facilitated a study trip for forest and land fire stakeholders to KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga in South Africa from 20-28 August 2016. Participants from South Sumatra were Achmad Taufik (Head of the Regional Technical Implementation Unit from the Palembang Forestry Office) and Didik Suprijono (Forest and Land Fires Section Head from the Sumatra Region Climate Change and Forest and Land Fire Management Agency). The 19 participants involved came from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), the Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG), the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), the Ministry of Political Affairs and Human Rights, and regional officials from Riau, West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan provinces, as well as CCROM IPB, UNOPS, and GIZ.


Photo 1. Fire fighting team (Kishugu) training in Nelspruit

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