On Thursday, September 19, 2019, the Symposium on Community-based Forest Products Utilization for SDGs was held at Balai Sidang, Universitas Indonesia – Depok Campus.
The objectives are to share outcomes on community-based forest product utilization (W-BRIDGE) and the achievement of SDGs with relevant researchers and stakeholders in this field.
The South Kalimantan Forest Peasant Group that we supported in the Forest Restoration Contest 2019 sponsored by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry has won first place in the community forest category.
Sponsor: Waseda University W-BRIDGE Project
Co-sponsor: Universitas Indonesia
The symposium was opened by Dr. Ir. Harinaldi, M. Eng., Acting Vice-Rector for Academic and Student Affairs, Universitas Indonesia, and continued with opening remarks by Mr. Nakamura, Second secretary of Embassy of Japan in Indonesia, Ms. Erna Rosdiana, M.Si., Directorate of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership, Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia and Mr. Okada, Vice President, W-BRIDGE Project of Waseda University.
After the opening remarks, a QnA session started and moderated by Dr. Motoshi Hiratsuka, Waseda University. And continued with a lunch break after the session.
The panel discussion started at 1 p.m. with the following order:
- Biomass utilization and BOP in Asia (Prof. Dr. Ing. Ir. Misri Gozan, M.Tech., Department of Chemical Engineering, Universitas Indonesia)
- Community-based sustainable management (Prof. Morikawa, Waseda University)
- Reduction of poverty in rural area through a community-based approach (Mr. Trisnu Satriadi, Lambung Mangkurat University)
- Achievement of SDGs through community forest development in a degraded national forest (Mr. Nakama Senior researcher, Japan International Forestry Promotion and Cooperation Center and Dr. Hiratsuka, Waseda University)
The next agenda is a discussion session for 30 minutes. During this session, participants and speakers discussed together with the issues that have been presented earlier.
The symposium officially closed with a closing speech by Prof. Katsuta (Waseda University).