IFSA LC UGM at Glance

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IFSA, shorts for International Forestry Students’ Association, is an association of more than students of Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Sciences from around the world. IFSA have more than 92 Local Committees from at least about 45 countries in the world! The head office of IFSA located in Breisgau, Germany. Local Committee or shortly called as an LC, is a kind of sub of IFSA in a university or community of a country. The LCs of IFSA are divided into 7 main regional such as North Africa, South Africa, Latin America, Asia Pacific, North Europe, and South Europe.

IFSA is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-religious association entirely run by students for students and produces ideas and profitable outcomes. Usually, the headquarter of IFSA is called IFSA World. One of its LCs, IFSA LC UGM, located in Universitas Gadjah Mada, was established in 2002.

Further information about IFSA World, go to www.ifsa.net

IFSA LC UGM was having 8 officials. They were: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Head of Development Commission, Head of Language Commission, Head of Fundraising Commission, and Head of Media Commission. Since 2014, the Officials Structure has changed into President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Head of Human Resources Development Commission, Head of Language Commission, Head of Forestry Education Commission, and Head of Media Commission. Each head of commission are in charge to manage their own commissioners, to choose a project officer for each projects that have been planned, and to coordinate with the Directions (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer).

From the cooperation amongst all of the commissions, IFSA LC UGM hold some agenda regularly for the social communities such as Integrated Conservation and Social Act (ICASA) which consists of community empowerment and socialization about forestry issues, Rural Teaching which is an english teaching program and making a mini library for kids in the village. IFSA LC UGM also inviting the forestry students and any discipline student to discuss about any topics related to the living environment conservation and forestry in the Creative Discussion event (CIRCUS).  In 2017, IFSA LC UGM conducted “IFSA’s Journal: Forestry in A Diverse” that consist of visiting program to some government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and also UN engaged in forestry sectors to learn the programs and working methods from each organization which  has been done for the forest conservational missions in Indonesia. The destination of 2017 IFSA’s Journal were Directorate of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnerships Ministry of Environment and Forestry, FAO Representative Office Indonesia, CIFOR, and Burung Indonesia. IFSA LC UGM was the host of some big events of IFSA such as Asia Regional Meeting (ARM) in 2012 and also involved in the committees of The 37th IFSS in 2009 along with IFSA LC IPB.

Each year, IFSA LC UGM send their delegate for IFSS, Asia Pasific Regional Meeting (APRM), UNCBD, and UNFCCC. IFSA LC UGM also has global achievement for being actively contributing in IFSA official positions. Some of our member had served as Vice President, Council, Head of Website Sub Commission, Head of CBD Sub Commission, Head of International Processes Commission, and Liaison Officer for ITTO, Liaison Officer for CIFOR, and Regional Representative for Asia Pacific.

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