8th RRPG International Conference and Field Study – Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 2017

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The 8th International Conference and Field study  in Indonesia 2017 (RRPG 8)

“Innovation of Rural Development for Implementing Sustainable Development Goals”

Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 16-17 May 2017. Faculty of Geography, Gadjahmada University

8th RRPG International Conference Plenary session. May 16th, 2017 UGM Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The 8th RRPG International Conference was held at Geography Faculty UGM, Yogyakarta Indonesia on May 16th, 2017, which was continued with some villages visit in  Yogyakarta area on following day May 17th, 2017.

The event also displayed BUMDES (Badan Usaha Milik Desa – Village owned cooperation) exhibition to support the village development program in Indonesia. The conference was attended by about 100 presenters and almost 200 participants.

The Conference presented a plenary session and 12 panels session. The keynote speakers of plenary session i.e. representative Minister of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Region and Transmigration of Republic Indonesia; Prof. Ir. Hasanudin Z. Abidin, Head of Geospatial Information Agency of Republic Indonesia; Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Ngah, Founder Member of RRPG, UTM Malaysia.

The panel sessions i.e.

  1. Sustainable rural development
  2. Rural Governance and policy
  3. Sustainable Agriculture
  4. Migration and Displacement
  5. Rural Natural Resource Management and Spatial Information
  6. Rural Tourism and Regional Development
  7. Rural Planning and Infrastructure
  8. Rural Women and Development
  9. Smart Village and Smart City Innovation and Development
  10. Disaster and Community Resilience and Community Empowerment
  11. Rural Land Management
  12. Creative Kampongs for Economic Development

Presentation and discussion in a panel session of 8th RRPG Conference. UGM Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 6, 2017.

On May 17th, 2017, the participants visited Parangtritis Geo Maritime Science Park, Samas beach at Srigading village as a BUMDES program for village tourism, and community initiative for garbage processing.

Participants visited Parangtritis Geo-science Maritime Park to get the information about sand dune in the south beach of Yogyakarta. May 7th, 2017.


Visitation to Samas Beach, a BUMDES program for village tourism in Yogyakarta. May 7th, 2017


Participants saw the operator demonstration how to press the collected plastic garbage in community garbage recycling unit at Srigading village. May 7, 2017.


Participants visited community initiative of garbage recycling process at Srigading village, Yogyakarta. May 7th, 2017.



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