CAPACITY BUILDING OF THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT AGENCY STAFF BY THE MASTER PROGRAM ON INTEGRATED LOWLAND DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

Susanto, Robiyanto Hendro and Schultz, Bart and Suryadi, F.X. (2011) CAPACITY BUILDING OF THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT AGENCY STAFF BY THE MASTER PROGRAM ON INTEGRATED LOWLAND DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT. ePrints UNSRI.

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    Abstract

    There are many districts and cities related to lowland conservation and development throughout Indonesia. Large lowland areas exist along the coasts, in river floodplains and inland depressions. Most of these lowlands are in their natural state; parts have been reclaimed, primarily for agricultural uses. Urbanization and industrialisation take place, especially in the lowlands in densely populated areas. Because of its population growth, the increase in the standard of living, the need for food self sufficiency, land use change and the on going urbanization in lowland, flood prone areas, the Indonesian government is putting a lot of effort in the future development of the lowlands based on an integrated approach. This effort will cover rural as well as urban development in lowland areas. However, there is a substantial shortage of skilled staff to take care for the development. These are including the required policies and approaches, the resulting plans and planning and the actual design, operation, maintenance and management of the required programs and projects. Therefore since 2006, the Government of Indonesia, through its National Development Planning Agency – BAPPENAS – has requested the Sriwijaya University (UNSRI) in Palembang South Sumatra to develop jointly with UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands a double Master Degree Program on Integrated Lowland Development and Management Planning for government staff at ministerial, provincial, district and city level, in charge of or involved in activities with respect to lowland development and management. BAPPENAS finances the 6 months of English course and the first year study on Environmental Management in Indonesia and the Netherlands Education Support Office (NESO) Indonesia gives support for the second year study on Hydraulic Engineering, Land and Water Development at the UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands. So far two batches of in total 21 students have obtained their MSc degree, two groups of in total 21 students are following the third and fourth programmes, and one group of 11 students is in the English Training class. The participants come from 11 districts and 14 cities in Indonesia. Most of the participants are from Ministries or Agencies related with Public Works, Forestry, Environmental Protection, and Agriculture.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: 1) Professor Soil Sciences and Water Management, Sriwijaya University, South Sumatra, Jl. Padang Selasa No 524 Palembang, Indonesia, email: robiyanto@lowlands-info.org 2) Professor Land and Water Development, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands 3) Senior Lecturer Land and Water Development, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands
    Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture > Department of Soil Science and Land Resources
    Depositing User: Candra Setiawan
    Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2011 04:08
    Last Modified: 31 Jan 2012 23:01
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/16

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