Muliantara Goes to WEEC Bangkok
Diperbarui: Feb 10
Pemulih Nusantara (Muliantara) attended the 10th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) held on November 3-7, 2019 at BITEC Bangkok, Thailand. WEEC is an international congress focuses on education for environment and sustainability. The 10th WEEC is the first of its kind to be held in Asia with the theme of "Local Knowledge, Communication and Global Connectivity". The ultimate goal of this event is to promote sustainability and environmental awareness that increasingly play a significant role in social responsibility.
The 10th WEEC provide insightful parallel sessions. Keynote speaker Mr. Gunter Pauli from Belgium shared his experience through his presentation on "The Pedagogy of Transformation and Resilience". Other notable speakers presented their valuable work, including Mr. John Hardy on “Principle of Green School”, Raquel Fratta Brodon on “Economy Implementing Projects for Women Empowerment”, and Mr. Thapani Sirivadhanabhakdi on “Collaboration in Environment Education”.
Pemulih Nusantara (Muliantara) had the opportunity to present our program on "NGO Forum" session held in Amber Room 3 on November 7. Our Project Manager, Alyandra Gusman shared our experience on implementing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) through his presentation titled "The Role of ESD on Integrating SDGs into Policy". In 2018-2019, Muliantara accompany Menarbu Village and Napan Yaur Village in Papua to move toward Sustainable Village Model using Participatory Method. The process starts with socialisation about the project to local government, local communities and other relevant stakeholders. After socialisation, Baseline Survey (BS) were done, followed by Need Assessment (NA) on future skills for the people, participatory discussion to generate Village Visions, and workshop on developing Sustainable Village Strategic Plan.
Our work has been able to encourage internalisation of Sustainable Development Pillars (Social, Economy, and Environment) into the Village Visions of each village. Village Strategic Plans are now include 17 SDGs into their village project. Muliantara promote bottom up approach on rural development using participatory methodology that proven to increase interest of local people on sustainability issues. Local knowledge and values can be directed into the global perspectives to support local resilience and sustainable development.