Sociotechnopreneur Concept Must Be Applied in Collaboration to Build Maluku

[unpad.ac.id, 2/7/2019] Universitas Padjadjaran is ready to synergize with various parties to elevate the wellbeing of Maluku. Through a Pentahelix approach, there will hopefully be a fitting solution for the public.

Universitas Padjadjaran Vice Rector for Research, Public Service, Partnership, and Academic Corporation Dr. Keri Lestari, S.Si., M.Si., Apt. when opening the National Seminar on Archipelagic Regional Development “The Success Strategy in Developing Archipelagic Areas” held by the Unpad Maluku Corner Center of Excellence, at Bale Rucita, Unpad Rectorate Building Jatinangor Campus, Tuesday (2/7). (Photo: Tedi Yusup)

“[From what] we see, Maluku has a very big potential for us to develop,” said Universitas Padjadjaran Vice Rector for Research, Public Service, Partnership, and Academic Corporation Dr. Keri Lestari, S.Si., M.Si., Apt. when opening the National Seminar on Archipelagic Regional Development “The Success Strategy in Developing Archipelagic Areas” held by the Unpad Maluku Corner Center of Excellence, at Bale Rucita, Unpad Rectorate Building Jatinangor Campus, Tuesday (2/7).

In an attempt to elevate the wellbeing of Maluku, Dr. Keri said that a partnership needs to be done through various technology and the correct social approach for the public.

“So the concept for our entrance to Maluku, the concept is regional development. Not only education development, but more towards regional development,” she said.

According to Dr. Keri, it must be avoided for a region to develop but its public stuck being an audience. For that, we need to apply the sociotechnopreneur concept. Through the concept, the technology developed must be something the locals can follow and with immediate benefit.

“So this sociotechnopreneur concept is what we will try to develop in Maluku,” she said.

Furthermore, Dr. keri hope that Unpad will be able to be a growth hub, especially for the people of Maluku. Through the seminar, she hopes to create various concept that can really be implemented for the Maluku people.

“Let us discuss. Let us talk about the potential we can develop together as we synergize for the wellbeing of Maluku,” said Dr. Keri.

Meanwhile, Head of Research and Development from the Maluku Government Dr. Djalaludin Salampessy said that his party is very open to partnerships in developing Maluku.

Told by Dr. Djalaludin, Maluku has a number of potential for partnerships, such as plantation, fisheries, tourism, and mining.

He also emphasized that Maluku is a safe and peaceful region. The people of Maluku are very friendly and accept everyone who would like to visit Maluku well.

“I guarantee that Maluku is very safe. You don’t need to hesitate to go Maluku. The people of Maluku are very welcoming, very open, very appreciative, and very friendly. They have the spirit to make friends. They have friendship values that are honored,” told Dr. Djalaludin.

Other than Dr. Djalaludin, the seminar also invited the Director of Eropa III, Directorate General of the United States and Europe, Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Drs. Ardian Wicaksono, MS., Head of Cooperation BNPP R. Barlianto Nababan, as well as International Law Lecturer from Unpad Faculty of Law, R.A. Gusman Catur Siswandi., SH., LL.N., PH.D. This event was moderated by the Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries and Ocean Science Dr. sc. Agr Yudi Nurul Ihsan, S.Pi., M.Si.

After an explanation from the speakers, 30 articles are also presented from various sciences about the development of archipelagos in Indonesia.

“This is a form of idea contribution in national development, especially in developing archipelagic regions,” said the Head of Committee of the event, Dr. Maret Priyanta, SH., MH.

Report by Artanti Hendriyana
Translated by Dinda Ayu Maharani

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