Minister of Planning / Head of Bappenas Praises IPB's SDG's Network Initiation

Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB) IPB launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Network on Thursday, 1/24 at the Auditorium Andi Hakim Nasution, Dramaga Campus, Bogor. The launch SDGs Network IPB coincides with National Seminar on Indonesian Rectors Forum. 

Minister of National Development Planning (PPN) / Head of National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Prof. Dr. Bambang PS Brodjonegoro formalized the establishment of the institution with the Rector of IPB, Dr. Arif Satria, Chairman of the Indonesian Rectors Forum, Prof. Dr. Tina Aries Dwia Pulubuhu, MA and Head of IPB SDGs Network, Dr. Ir. Krisnamurthi, M.Sc. 

In the event, the Minister of Planning / Head of Bappenas meyampaikan his support for building IPB IPB SDGs Network which focuses on the 17 goals of sustainable development, especially in the medium of Food Security.

"I really appreciate the spirit that IPB has in implementing SDGs to the challenges of development. With the establishment of SDGs Network IPB, I hope IPB able to synergize all elements and strengthen the cohesion between agencies to realize the ideals of these SDGs. I also gave a message to colleagues in IPB to always move according to their expertise in the field of agriculture in the broad sense in order to realize the ideals of SDGs in Indonesia which we love, "said Minister of Planning / Head of Bappenas. 

According to him, in the management of agriculture in Indonesia, we should be able to keep the three main aspects of a counterweight. The first is the production, which includes technical aspects in agricultural processes, and ensure the welfare of agricultural human resources and protect the ecosystem or environment in order to always be in a condition to support our agricultural activities. 
"If we are able to balance all three, sustainable agriculture will be able to be realized," said Prof. Bambang. 

During this occasion, the Rector explained the role played by IPB related to creating sustainable development in Indonesia. According to him, IPB in Indonesian Rectors Forum entrusted to lead the Food Security Working Group, which is one of 17 SDGs development ideals. 
"IPB also has the faculty and activities and provides measurable impact on the process of realizing the ideals of SDGs directly. Now, we formally established the IPB SDGs Network. With the establishment of these institutions, along with that, we are sure to be able to synergize step of our study centers with all departments and students in the process of implementing SDGs value. I am sure, IPB SDGs Network under the leadership of Dr. Krisnamurthi will be able to carry out the task, "said Rector. 

The establishment of this institution also received rave reviews from the Chairman of the Indonesian Rector Forum (FRI), which is also the Rector of the Hasanuddin University. FRI wants to bring the message to continue to enhance the role of higher education institutions in implementing the country's development. 

"I also feel, public awareness education is on the rise, and therefore the role of education to resolve the problems must be continued and upgraded. One of the problems that must be resolved is that of food security. So I hope the seminar held jointly IPB Network SDGs can peel this complex issue, "he said. (AVR)

Published Date : 25-Jan-2019

Resource Person : Prof. Dr. Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro

Keyword : IPB Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Network, a National Seminar on Indonesian Rectors Forum, Minister of Planning, Head of Bappenas