2nd RRPG Workshop 2011

2nd RRPG Workshop Participants. UNDIP Campus, Semarang, Indonesia. 19 September 2011

2nd RRPG Workshop Participants. UNDIP Campus, Semarang, Indonesia. 19 September 2011

The 2nd RRPG Workshop was held by Diponegoro University – UNDIP, in Semarang, Indonesia on 19 September 2011 in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and Central Java Province Governmnet. The theme of the Workshop is “Rural, Local Economic, and SME Cluster Development”. The meeting was continued with field visit to SME and rural area surrounding of Borobudur Temple on 20 September 2011.

Workshop presentation and discussion sessions. Semarang, 19 September 2011.

Workshop presentation and discussion sessions. Semarang, 19 September 2011.

The workshop was followed 42 participants from 6 countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, UK, Japan, Germany/Vietnam, US); 13 universities (UNDIP, UTM, Oxford, APU, UCL, USM, ITB, UGM, UNISBA, UNIKA, VGU, UNNES, UNS); 2 NGO (GIZ, CIDA/Canadian Embassy); 3 CSO (YKKS, Pusbangdaya, DLI); 5 Government and semi governmentt bodies (FPESD, BPMD, BALITBANG, BAPPEDA, Disperindag of Central Java Province). About 15 presentations were presented in 3 sessions of Workshop.There are many experiences and ideas shared and discussed while the whorkshop sessions. For your documentation I have uploaded the draft of Workshop Proceedings at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RuralResearchPlanning/files/

RRPG participants visited Borobudur temple and surrounding rural area. 20 September  2011

RRPG participants visited Borobudur temple and surrounding rural area. 20 September 2011

In the field, participants visited 2 handycraft SME of Borobudur tourism cluster. The explanation and testimony was presented by Mr Agung (Bappeda Magelang District), Mr Kirno (Head of Borobudur cluster forum). Thanks to field partners for all the arrangements. Participants were also visit the Borobudur temple, and village walk tracking on the next morning. Series of workshop and field visit photos could be seen at:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RuralResearchPlanning/photos/album/0/list

Participants used horse cart to see the rural areas surrounding Borobudur temple. 20 September 2011.

Participants used horse cart to see the rural areas surrounding Borobudur temple. 20 September 2011.

The workshop had given the beneficiaries, and established continuation programs for RRPG.

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