This picture was taken from Detik Foto website shows President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) accompanied by H.E. Marty Natalegawa (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in Istana Negara (President’s Office).
My personal experience; when I live in Malmö, Sweden during my trip to the 2009 Climate Change Conference (COP15) I didn’t know that I have to pay for a plastic bag if I ask for it from the supermarket/grocery market. It’s around USD 50 cent / SEK 3 or around IDR 5,000. Since then I always bring a reusable bag in my bag called (BaGoes), a product from Greeneration Indonesia. This is a small things that I have done to minimize the usage of plastic bag in my daily life. Continue reading
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Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 33,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 8 Film Festivals
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Berdasarkan informasi dari official website TUNZA 2011, pendaftaran untuk peserta dari Indonesia diperpanjang hingga tanggal 8 September 2011.
TUNZA Conference 2011;
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Government of Indonesia will be organizing its Tunza International Children & Youth Conference on the Environment , from 26 to 30 September 2011. It will bring together 1400 children and youth, to discuss their role and inputs to the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development ” Rio+20″.
Under the slogan ‘Reshaping Our future through A Green Economy and Sustainable Lifestyle’. The conference will also review the contribution of youth to the International Year of Forests and how they can adopt more environment-friendly lifestyles.
The conference themes are Rio + 20 (Green Economy) / Green Lifestyles, Forests, Sustainable Consumption and State of the Global Environment from the youth perspective.
Pendaftaran Peserta Konferensi UNEP TUNZA 2011 untuk Warga Negara Indonesia kembali dibuka hingga 8 September 2011.
Kriteria Peserta Konferensi TUNZA 2011 :
- Warga Negara Indonesia
- Untuk anak-anak berumur 10 – 14 tahun (dilampirkan akte);
- Untuk Pemuda berumur 15 – 25 tahun
- Bisa berbahasa Inggris dapat dibuktikan dgn toefl atau sertifikat kursus, atau surat rekomendasi dari sekolah/institusi yang relevan
- Berbadan sehat dibuktikan dengan surat keterangan dokter, dan terbuka untuk peserta berkebutuhan khusus (disable)
- Aktif dalam organisasi atau anggota club lingkungan dengan melampirkan CV lengkap;
- Peserta yang sedang melakukan atau menjalankan project terkait perlindungan dan pengelolaan lingkungan akan mendapatkan nilai tambah
- Mempunyai wawasan yangmemadai tentang lingkungan (setiap peserta wajib mengisi form yang kita berikan);
Deadline untuk semua pendaftaran (peserta anak-anak dan pemuda) : 8 September 2011. Segera kirim seluruh syarat. ke: dini.margono(at)yahoo.com dan fitrinovitasari85(at)yahoo.com, dengan cc ke: paramithagracia(at)yahoo.com
Calon Peserta diwajibkan mengisi formulir pendaftaran dan melampirkan sertifikat bahasa inggris atau Toefl, serta sertifikat atau penghargaan lainnya.
26 September – 1 October 2011
Sasana Budaya Ganesha
Bandung – Indonesia
It’s time for you to be an Indonesian delegation, good luck
“One day our grandchildren will go to museums to see what poverty was like.” Muhammad Yunus (Grameen Bank co-Founder)
Before I write about poverty in Indonesia and US, there’s two kind of poverty level; First, absolute poverty which is refer to being unable to afford basic human needs including clean water, health care, nutrition, clothes and shelter. Second, relative poverty which is refer to lacking a usual acceptable level of resources or income compare with others in their society or country level.
So, from those two poverty level, we can conclude that poverty means the condition where one person or a group of people who lack the certain amount of material or money to live their life.
Indonesia with its more than 17,000 islands is facing the poverty problem and it’s a widespread issue in recent years. Tim Nasional Percepatan Penanggulangan Kemiskinan (TNP2K) in March 2010 stated that;
- The number of poor people in Indonesia (the population with per capita income below the poverty line) in Indonesia reached 31.02 million (13.33% population), down 1.51 million peoples from 32.53 million (14.15% population).
- During the period of March 2010, the poor in urban areas decreased 0.81 million (from 11.91 million in March 2009 to 11.10 million in March 2010), while in rural areas decreased 0.69 million people (out of 20.62 million in March 2009 to 19.93 million in March 2010).
- The percentage of poor people between urban and rural areas has not changed much during this period. In March 2009, 63.38% of the poor are in rural areas while in March 2010 increased into 64.23% of total poor people.
- The role of food commodities to the poverty line is much greater than the role of non-food commodities (i.e; housing, clothing, education and health. In March 2010, food donates 73.5% poverty line while in March 2009 in 73.6% level.
- Food commodities that affect the poverty line are rice, cigarette filters, sugar, eggs, instant noddles, onion, coffee, tempe and tofu. For non-food commodities are the cost of housing, electricity, transportation and education.
I’m quite shock that cigarette filters affect the poverty line. How come? (that’s a question that we have to solve!).
What about Poverty in the United States? Please find it in the following graphic..!
Last week after presenting my research in the 3rd IRSA International Institute in Andalas University, Padang I extend my day in West Sumatra by visiting my old home town, Payakumbuh. My Mom and Dad already move to Payakumbuh since 2 years ago and before moved, they live in Baruah Gunuang, a small village in Lima Puluh Kota Regency.
On July 24 2011, Sunday afternoon together with Adi Putra, my cousin that live in Bangkinan we visited our big family in Baruah Gunuang. I met with my grandma and other families. There’s one story that remain me of Baruah Gunuang and that’s about education. I spent my 1st grade until 5th grade elementary school in one of the oldest school in Baruah Gunuang which is Sekolah Dasar Negeri 56 (SDN 56), Baruah Gunuang and recently change into Sekolah Dasar Negeri 05 (SDN 05), Baruah Gunuang.
Just like what the other said about childhood time, we really having fun playing the game “catch me if you can” by climbing up to the trees and if someone hit the ground. He/she must catch another player so he/she can change the catcher. That’s a fun game and need high precision and mental to climb and jump from ont trees to other trees.
Well, during the “extra vacation time”, I’ve visited my old school and I grab some pictures with a DSLR camera that I borrowed from my friend, Enjun.
TUNZA International Children & Youth Conference on the Environment
Organised by United Nations Environment Programme in cooperation with the Government of Indonesia
26 – 30 September 2011
THEME: Reshaping Our future through A Green Economy and Sustainable Lifestyle
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Government of Indonesia will be organizing its Tunza International Children & Youth Conference on the Environment , from 26 to 30 September 2011. It will bring together 1400 children and youth, to discuss their role and inputs to the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development ” Rio+20″. Under the slogan ‘ Reshaping Our future through A Green Economy and Sustainable Lifestyle’.
The conference will also review the contribution of youth to the International Year of Forests and how they can adopt more environment-friendly lifestyles. The conference themes are Rio + 20 (Green Economy) / Green Lifestyles, Forests, Sustainable Consumption and State of the Global Environment from the youth perspective.
More info: http://unep.org/tunza/youth/conferences_events/tiyc2011/
Apply******Nominations must be submitted to UNEP on or before 30 June 2011*******
For further information on the conference, please contact:
The Children and Youth / Sport and the Environment Unit
Division of Communications and Public Information
Fax: +254 -20-762 3927