The objective of the CGIF is to strengthen the communication, coordination and cooperation among all parties (Government, Donor Community, NGOs, the Private Sector, Universities and Research Institutions etc.) in forest sector development. Ministerial Decree has formalized the CGIF in 1994 as a multi-stakeholder forum. Gradually, through internalization of CGIF recommendation, the CGIF has developed as a tool for improved strategic planning in the Ministry of Forestry. The CGIF is working in Assembly Meetings, Working Groups and Small Teams according to the National Five-Year-Plan and the Indonesian Forestry Action Program and its approach is based on objective oriented, participatory and transparent discussion processes.
The CGIF is one of the few existing examples for a well structured dialogue between the donor community and the recipient party and is fully in line with the idea of partnership as recommended in the final proposals for action of the Intergovernmental Panel on Forest and as approved by UN/ECOSOC 1997.
In order to address the fire problem it was decided that a CGIF Task Force on Forest and Land Fires be set up under the responsibility of the Director General for Forest Protection in the Ministry of Forestry. The main purpose of such a Task Force is that all those who deal with forest and land fires should bring their expertise together and harmonize their approaches.
The latest CGIF reports of the fire task force are listed below: