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  • MINUTES OF THE BILATERAL MEETING

    FRIM-FORDA

    Kuala Lumpur, 5'h April2007

  • INTRODUCTION

    The meeting was chaired by FRIM Director General, Dato' Dr. Abd. Razak Mohd. Aii

    and attended by the delegation from the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

    delegation and the Forest Research and Development Agency (FORDA), Indonesia at

    2.00 pffi, 5th April 2001 at Johore Meeting Room, Shangrt-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The

    delegation from FORDA was led by Mr. Wahjudi Wardojo, Director General of FORDA

    and other members of delegation include Mr. Tajudin Edy Komar, Ms. Tri Wahyudiyati, Dr. Nur Masripatin, Mr. Anthonius Widyatmoko and Mr. Anwar Purwoto. The lists of

    the participants are as shown rn Annex l.

    The signing of MOU was held in the morning at the same place prior to the meeting in

    the afternoon. The meeting started with the following presentation by FRIM and

    FORDA:

    FRIM Presentation on FRIM Research and Development by Dr. Shamsudin Ibrahim, Senior Director, Forestry Division. Refer to Annex 2.1

    ii. FORDA Presentation on general profile of FORDA by Dr. Nur Masripatin, the Secretary of FORDA. Refer to Annex 2.2

    1. Welcoming Remarks

    1 .1 Director General of FRIM started the meeting by welcoming all participants from both parties. He emphasized the importance of strengthening the cooperation between FRIM and F ORDA in conducting relevant forestry research that will be of beneficial to both countries. Therefore the meeting today marked the official launching of the cooperation between the two research agencies and expressed his desire that researchers from both parties will explore ideas for possible cooperation between FRIM and FORDA in the immediate future.

    2. Adoption of meeting agenda

    2.I Provisional agenda was adopted (annex 3)

    3. Matters arising

    3.1 No matter arising was brought up during the meeting from the previous minutes of the meeting.

  • 4. Planning collaborative research activities mentioned in Scope of Collaboration of MOU

    With regard to the draft of the ITTO proposal (Ramin and Merbau), it was suggested that the proposal to be finalized and submitted at the end of April 2007 . FRIM will take the lead to compile and submit the proposal to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodity as a focal point to ITTO proposal. FORDA will provide more information on the genetic aspect and issue a Letter of Support to the project proposal. A cover letter to ITTO should mention that the proposal is a join effort by both agencies (FORDA & FRrM).

    5. Future collaboration between FRIM and FORDA

    Research on carbon has been identified as one possible area where both agencies work together closely in the future. FORDA suggested that information related to carbon issues should be shared between the two countries. In this regard, Malaysia was invited to the carbon meeting scheduled to be held at the end of the vear in Bali.

    FORDA expressed the interest to learn more on the preparation of integrated management plan of peat swamp forest in Malaysia by the LINDP/GEF project at Pekan, Pahang. The meeting noted that FORDA is welcome to visit the site and they can write officially to the LINDP/GEF project for the permission and arrangement to visit the project site at Pekan, Pahang.

    The meeting agreed to work on the following areas of collaboration (Table 1). A task force was formed to oversee the implementation and coordination of collaborative projects, Dr. Shamsudin Ibrahim and Dr. Nur Masripatin have been appointed as the contact person to coordinate the implementation of collaborative projects that were agreed at the meeting.

    Th ial llaborat bet F'RIM d FORDA

    4 . 1

    5 . 1

    5 .2

    5 .3

    blTaDre r. r ne poLenlral arcas IOr 0ollaDorallon Detween an Area of Research Action Person In-Charge

    Carbon & CDM A meeting will be called to discuss the issue on Carbon & CDM and A Task Force will be formed to handle Carbon & CDM issues. F'ORDA & F'RIM agreed to develop common topics on CDM related issues.

    Dr. Abd. Rahim Nik (FRIM) & Dr. Nur Masripatin (FORDA)

  • More experts from Malaysia and Indonesia will be invited to discuss CDM related issues. Indonesia would like to learn more on the Peat Swamp Forest (PSF) management model especially on the forest fire mitigating issues in order to achieve zero burning in PSF. FORDA will orgarnze a visit to Malavsian's LINDP/GEF Peat Swamp Forest Project.

    Urban Forestry . To develop a group of integrated research

    . FRIM will train FORDA Researchers on enhancement of interpretation products for urban parks and ecotourism sites.

    Dr. Nor Azhn Yahya (FRIM) &. Dr. Ismayadi Shamsuddin (FORDA)

    Management of Second Growth Forest (SGF)

    . FRIM will call a seminar on SGF in May 2007.

    . FORDA Researchers and academicians will be invited to attend the seminar.

    Dr. Ismail Harun (FRIM) & Mr. Joko Wahyono (FORDA)

    Forest Product FORDA has been invited to visit FRIM to fuither discuss on forest products and IPR related issues.

    Dr. Mohd. Noor (FRIM) & Mr. Akustinus Tampubolon (FORDA)

    Capacity Building on CBD o To discuss conservation status under CBD.

    Dr. Saw Leng Guan (FRIM) & Dr. Bismark GORDA)

    Biotech &. Herbal Research

    . The meeting agreed that a general discussion can be conducted before deciding on specific collaborative biotech

    Dr. Marzahna Mansor (FRIM) &. Dr. Antonius Widyatmoko (FORDA)

  • and herbal research. . FORDA was invited to

    visit FRIM biotech laboratorv.

    Forest Plantation . The meeting agreed that a task force will be formed to discuss on the forest plantation issues.

    Dr. Ahmad Zuhaidi (FRIM) &. Mr. Nugro Priyono (FORDA)

    6. Closing remarks

    The Director General of FRIM thanked all members for contributing ideas and suggestions at the meeting and wished to see good progress being made in the implementation of identified collaborative research areas in the two research agencies in the near future.

    The meeting was adjourned at 4.00 p.m.

    Kuala Lumpur, 5tl' April2007.

    1 . 2 .

    Dato' Dr. Abd. Razak Mohd. Ali Wahiudi Wardoio Director General Forest Research Institute Malaysia

    Director General Forestry Research and Development Agency Ministry of Forestry. Indonesia

  • Annex I Close-Door Meeting between

    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia and Forest Research and Development Agency (FORDA), Indonesia

    5th April ,2007 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    2 .

    LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

    1. Dato' Dr. Abdul Razak Mohd. Ali Director General Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) 52109 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur Phone : 603-6279 7I l7 Fax : 603-6273 1314

    Mr. Abd. Razak Othman Senior Research Officer Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) 52109 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur Phone :603-6279 1000 Fax : 603 -6212 9852 E-mail : abdrazak@frim.gov.my

    Dr. Abdul Rahim Nik Division Director Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) 52109 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur Phone : 603-6279 7000 Fax : 603-6213 1314 E-mail : rahiinnik@frirn.gov.rn].

    Dr.Ahmad Zuhaidi Yahya Program Director Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) 52109 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur Plrone : 603-6279 7000 Fax : 643-6273 l3I4 Email : zuhaidi@frim.gov.mlz

    Dr.Ehzaberth Phillip Senior Research Officer Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) 52109 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur Phone : 603-6279 7000 Fax : 603-6273 1314

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    E-mail : elizaberlh@frirn. gor'.my

  • 6 . Dr.Hoi Why Kong Senior Director Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) 52109 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur Phone : 603-6279 7000 Fax : 603-6273 1314 E-mail : hoiwk(@,frim.gor,.rny

    Dr. Ismail Harun Senior Research Officer Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) 52109 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur Phone :603-6279 7000 Fax : 603-6273 I3I4 E-mail : isrnaii@fiim.gov.my

    Mr. Samsudin Musa Senior Research Officer Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) 52109 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur Phone :603-6279 7000 Fax : 603-6273 1314 E-mail : samsudinmusa@fi'im.gov.mlz

    9. Dr. Saw Leng Guan Program Director Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) 52109 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur Phone : 603-6279 7000 Fax : 603-6273 1314 E-mail : sar,vlg@fiim.eov.my

    10. Dr. Shamsuddin Ibrahim Division Director Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) 52f09 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur Phone : 603 -6279 7000 Fax : 603 -6272 9852 E-mail : shamsucidin@.fiim.gov.m)'

    1 1. Ms.Fazidah Ahmad Puat Kementerian Sumber Asli dan Alam SekitarQ.JRE) Aras 14, Blok Menara 4G3, Presint 4, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 6257 4 Putraj aya P h o n e : 6 0 3 - 8 8 8 6 1 1 1 1 Fax : 603-8889 2672

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    B.

  • E-mail : fazidah@nre.gov.mli

    FORDA

    12. }l4r. Anthonius Widyatmoko Researcher Biotechnology and Forest Tree Jl. Palagan Tentara Pelajar Km Pakem, Sleman, Yogyakarta Phone : 62-27 4'895954

    Improvement Research Institute 15, Purwobinangun

    Fax : 62-27 4-896080 E-mail : avir,vicaksono@yahoo.com

    13. Mr. Anwar Purwoto Director Center for Forest and Nature Conservation Research and Development Jl. Gunung Batu No. 5 Bogor Phone : 62-251-7 520067 . 633234 Fax : 62-251-6331 1 1 E-mail : ansit?i,indo.net.id

    14.Dr .Nur Mat* - Secretary for F ORDA Manggala Wanabkti Building Block I, 11tr' floor Jl. Gatot Subroto 10270 Jal

  • 16. Ms. Tri Wahyudiyati Head of Research Cooperation and Information Secretariat FORDA Manggala Wana