A Mini Workshop on Siberut Conservation Programme (SCP) discussing “New Research Initiative Community Development Initiatives” was held at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) on 8-10 May 2012. The Workshop, jointly organized by SEAG Alumni Network (South East Asia Germany Alumni Network), IPB, Deutsche Primate Zentrum (DPZ) and SeTSAF University of Goettingen – Germany, was supported by DAAD and attended by around 50 participants.
Representatives of German Alumni, working as teaching staff from University of Syahkuala (Banda Aceh), University of Nommensen (Medan), Andalas University (Padang), University of Lambung Mangkurat (Banjarbaru), Jambi University (Jambi), Mulawarman University (Samarinda), Haluoleo University (Kendari), Mataram University (Mataram), Pajajaran University (Bandung) and Jendral Soedirman University (Purwokerto), actively participated in the workshop and presented their current research works dealing with the following aspects: Biodiversity (W0rking Group A), Sustainable Agriculture and Forest Management (W0rking Group B), Social Culture and Policy (W0rking Group C). The workshop was officially opened by Vice Rector for Research and Collaboration IPB (Prof. Anas M. Fauzi).
After the opening session, Director DAAD Jakarta Office, Dr. Irene Jansen, delivered her congratulatory speech to the workshop participants, while two keynote speeches relating to the Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Utilization were given by Prof. Bambang Prasetya (Deputy Life Sciences LIPI) and Dr. Bambang Novi (Director Biodiversity Conservation, Ministry of Forestry). Details of the program and video clip of the event can be seen here#1 and here#2 (@izs)