• Pemulih Nusantara

ESD Forum in Melawi: The Role of ESD in Sustainable Village

Diperbarui: 10 Feb 2020

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) becomes an important tools to achieve global commitment on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Suar Institute, in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and ESD Forum, organized a Workshop for Sustainable Village to assist NGOs, CBOs, and educators on the development of Sustainable Village. The workshop was held in Nanga Pinoh, Melawi, West Kalimantan on July 27-28, 2019. Pemulih Nusantara (Muliantara) attended this event as discussion facilitator to deliver several topics including (1) The introduction to Sustainable Development and SDGs; (2) The Role of ESD on achieving SDGs; (3) integration strategy for Sustainable Village concept; (4) Sustainable Village as a micro SDGs Model; (5) criteria and indicators for Sustainable Villages; and (6) Discussion and enrichment on the programs of ESD Forum members.

The main objective of this workshop is to enrich our knowledge on Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Village Program, especially in Melawi. It is important to understand how our effort on ESD has direct and indirect contribution to achieve 17 SDGs. For example, The SEED Friend Organization in Melawi was able to increase awareness on food security, which then contribute to Goal #2 of SDGs, Zero Hunger. Other participants of the workshop also already contribute to the realization of SDGs, although it is not well-recorded yet. This workshop encourage the participants to develop well-written plans, strategies, goals, and report related to SDGs.

This event is a part of ESD event series initiated in 2011. The series connects many NGOs, CBOs, and educators to come together and discuss many insightful learnings from their experience on ESD. On 2018, ESD Forum is established to facilitate stronger collaboration between the members. The aim of this forum is to enable better communication for the implementor of ESD programs.

On this occasion, we also collaborate with the Government of Melawi Regency as a follow-up from past joint activities between the Government and the ESD forum. The workshop has been able to share new knowledge related to Ecological Footprint, Sustainable Development, SDGs, and the Role of ESD on SDGs to 30 members of the Melawi ESD Forum. The mentoring session in this workshop also share the main principles of SDGs, especially at village level, which are (1) Universality; (2) Integration; (3) No-one Left Behind; (4) Inclusiveness; and (5) Multi-Stakeholders Partnership. Muliantara would ensure the use of these principles in our programs.

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