General Assembly and The First International Symposium of JSPS Alumni Association of Indonesia (IS-JAAI)
27-28 October, 2017
Cibodas Botanical Garden, West Java, Indonesia
Theme: The Role of JAAI to Promote Food, Water, Energy, Human, and Environmental Security
- Sustainable development has been defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable development calls for concerted efforts towards building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for people and planet. For sustainable development to be achieved, it is crucial to harmonize three core elements: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. These elements are interconnected and all are crucial for the well-being of individuals and societies. Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions is an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. To this end, there must be promotion of sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth, creating greater opportunities for all, reducing inequalities, raising basic standards of living, fostering equitable social development and inclusion, and promoting integrated and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems (un.org).
- As a member country of Nation, Indonesia needs to implement the above global issues. However, as a developing country, Indonesia is faced with multidimensional problems, especially problems of food, water, energy, human, and environment security. The high number of poor, increasing population, low educated people, deterioration of environmental conditions, agricultural land conversion, loss of biodiversity, inadequate infrastructure, water crisis, energy crisis are just some of the complex factors that perpetuate social insecurity in Indonesia. In the long term these issues will become more complex when associated with climate change. The position of Indonesia in an archipelagic country is expected to experience a greater impact than any other country in climate change. This seminar invites thought leaders, expert researchers, experienced entrepreneurs especially from JSPS Alumni to share the use of science and current technology, presenting the changing face of the problems. Discussions will contribute to the formulation of consensus on the best course for Indonesia. The symposium will consist of plenary lectures, oral presentations, and poster sessions.