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Posted: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 14:40
SEAMEO BIOTROP and RCE Bogor Conducted a One-day Seminar on ESD - 405 time(s) visited
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The one-day Seminar on “Education for Sustainable Development: Concept on ESD in Indonesia was organized by RCE Bogor in cooperation with SEAMEO BIOTROP. This seminar was held on 14 August 2008 and took place at SEAMEO BIOTROP. Bogor. There are about 70 participants consisting of high school teachers, university students, staff of local government (PEMDA) and BIOTROP staff.

Five papers were presented in two sessions. Moderators for session 1 and 2 are Dr. Hartrisari Hardjomidjojo, RCE Bogor and Mr. Ith Vuthy MA. MSc, BIOTROP Deputy Director for Program and Marketing. The topics of papers and presenters are as follows:

Session 1 :

• “ESD Concept in Indonesia”, by Dr. Damayanti Buchori of KEHATI Foundation (Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation). Dr. Damayanti explained about the concept of education which is the primary agent of transformation towards sustainable development. Sustainable development is a process of learning.

• “Relationship between Climate Change and Strategic Food Crops Production”, by Prof. Dr. Handoko, Director of SEAMEO BIOTROP. The importance of temperature increase on food security is also discussed.

• Educating communication for ESD – Indonesia (from Awareness to Practice), by Dr. Triarko Nurlambang of the Center for Applied Geography, University of Indonesia. Dr. Triarko reported among others on the three main ESD perspectives i.e. social, economic and environmental perspectives.

Session 2 :

• “Molecular Tools for Biodiversity Conservation”, by Dr. Gillian Dean, Dept. of Botany, University of British Coilumbia, Canada. Dr. Gillian reported that there are many pressures on Indonesian environment. Education on sustainable development is needed in order to improve the livelihood by protecting the environment. Development of new tools for biodiversity conservation is very important. There are two important tools for cataloguing biodiversity i.e. field edentification, and molecular tools based on DNA sequence of plants and animals.

• “Information Literacy for ESD, by Mr. Widharto MLS, Center Library, Bogor Agricultural University. Mr. Widharto explained that a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information. University libraries of today enable users to access resource beyond their collection.