IPB University students initiate the Tangguh Coastal Disaster Village in Indramayu

IPB University students from three faculties namely the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK), Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Business Schools have conducted a Real Thematic Work Lecture (KKN-T) 2019 in Indramayu Regency. The closing of the KKN-T in Indramayu was held by the Government of Indramayu Regency in the Bappeda Hall, Indramayu Regency (29/07).

Various types of programs have been well implemented and received the appreciation of various parties who felt the direct impact of the presence of IPB University students in the village community. The 2019 FPIK KKN-T was held in five sub-districts, namely in 14 coastal villages in Indramayu Regency. The theme raised was Community Empowerment, Local Wisdom-Based Entrepreneurship Development in the Context of Development Acceleration.

There are five activities carried out, namely mapping the potential of the village, marine goes to school, training on improving the quality of fishery products, socializing the safety of fishermen and mapping potential and mitigating coastal villages. For disaster mitigation, IPB University students initiated the Coastal Village on Disaster (Desirtana).

This Desirtana was carried out in Limbangan Village, Juntinyuat District. This program received a good reception from the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Indramayu Regency. In the future, BPBD will continue the Desirtana program with a program of mounting abrasion restraints and planting mangroves.

"This program was attended by four universities, namely IPB University, UGM, UNWIR and UPI. The initiation of the Desirtana program is expected not only in Limbangan Village, but can be widespread in all coastal villages prone to abrasion disasters. This good program also needs to be continued for KKN activities for the following year, "said the Chairman of the BPBD, Dr. Caya.

Meanwhile the Deputy Dean of FPIK for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. Joko Santoso conveyed his appreciation to Indramayu District for receiving IPB University students well so that the 2019 KKN-T which ran for 40 days went smoothly.

"The implementation of this first year is prioritized for photographing the potential and problems that exist in coastal communities. So that the KKN program next year, IPB University already has a program map that is more touching to the community, "he said.

On the same occasion, the Head of Bappeda Wawang Irawan said that IPB University was a very good partner in helping accelerate development in Indramayu. A portrait of potential and problems, as well as a long-term program proposal by the IPB University team is highly expected. "Hopefully this Thematic KKN can be implemented even better in the coming years," he said. (NR)

Published Date : 31-Jul-2019

Resource Person : Dr Caya, Prof Dr Joko Santoso

Keyword : 2019 KKN-T, Indramayu District, Resilient Coastal Disaster Village, FPIK Students, IPB University