Change is the only constant in life, a quote came into mind when I part with
the year 2021. It certainly is true for us here in SEAMEO BIOTROP, who has
spent the entire year working tirelessly in promoting and disseminating the
real values of tropical biology. Newsletter
has been one of
the center’s means of outreach regarding its activities, programs, and
achievements. Throughout its journey, BIOTROP newsletter
has undergone several changes since its first publication, and now we have
decided that it’s time to give it refreshing looks and concepts to make it more
elegant, eye-catching, and more appalling to our readers.
At the beginning
of 2022, the Centres focuses its activities on formulating and planning the program
and activities towards its 11th FYDP, several Focus group discussions
are conducted to gain insights on the needs, collaboration opportunities, and
resources needed to promote its save biodiversity programs.
To support the
Belajar Kampus Merdeka Program by Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and
Technology (MoECRT) of Indonesia, SEAMEO BIOTROP has facilitated MBKM prorgrams for the students of Agrotechnology
Department, Faculty of Agriculture of the Universitas Pembangunan Nasional
Veteran East Java. SEAMEO BIOTROP has
also hosted internship programs for 6 students of SMKN 1 Tolikara, Papua.
We are also gladly
announcing that the scientific visit program to SEAMEO BIOTROP has now
reopened. We are honored to receive the visits from
Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment, the Regent of Southeast Maluku and
the directors of private companies in seaweed industries. SEAMEO BIOTROP were
expected to help with technology transfer on seaweed propagation by using
tissue culture techniques for producing superior and sustainable seaweed
Have a productive 2022, and Save Biodiversity!