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IPB Supports Community Development at the Site Level at International Conferences

IPB Supports Community Development at the Site Level at International Conferences

IPB through the Department of Forest Resources Conservation and Ecotourism (DKSHE) of the Faculty of Forestry and Environment has been heavily involved with community development at the site level.

The 2022 International Conference on Responsible Tourism and Hospitality (ICRTH) will be held in Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia from 01 to 03 September 2022. The event was opened by the Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Creative and Performing Arts YB Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah on Thursday, (01/09). /2022).

Community Based Tourism (CBT) is a material presented by a speaker from the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Dr. Arzyana Sunkar directly from Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia which the participants participated in including online.

“IPB through the Department of Forest Resources Conservation and Ecotourism (DKSHE) Faculty of Forestry and Environment) has been heavily involved with community development at the site level (the most basic unit in the area in the field of environment and forestry, ed). DKSHE also conducts a lot of research to assess the level of community involvement in tourism planning and development by providing various forms of empowerment activities such as providing training including training local communities to be able to become guides and interpreters,” said the woman who is familiarly called Dr. Ina by telephone to the media crew.

In addition, IPB also helped create and strengthen various local organizations as one of the keys to the success of CBT. “From the social aspect, IPB helps increase community pride in the potential of local resources owned, from the cultural aspect it helps the development of local culture, from the environmental aspect, IPB also examines the carrying capacity of tourism areas, waste management, also helps improve and provide conservation and environmental education. ,” said Dr. Ina, secretary of the Doctoral Study Program for Tropical Biodiversity Conservation.

Dr. Ina explained that during a pandemic, local potential actually developed, because people could not go anywhere and try to improve their livelihoods from the potential in their own area. It could be that people do not recognize that their potential can be developed as tourism.

“Here, the role of outsiders is to be able to help facilitate them, the first thing the community has to do is determine the vision and goals they want with tourism there. Second, they must be able to prepare themselves to manage tourism activities, this is where training from outside parties can help. Third, develop a management organization at the local level,” he said.

“What is certain is that the social capital of the community in terms of trust among themselves, trust in tourists, and local norms need to be understood by themselves, because CBT requires strong social capital, because the community is the planner and implementer of activities,” added Dr. Ina.

He also gave several examples of villages that have successfully implemented CBT, such as Pemuteran village and Penglipuran village in Bali, Nglanggeren village and Importantsari village in Yogyakarta as well as Wenurejo village (near Borobudur) and many other villages, added Dr. Ina.

Dr. Ina added, driven by asset-based communities or Asset Based Community Driven (ABCD) the villages mentioned above have implemented CBT so that they have implemented this Asset-Based Community Driven.

“Nevertheless, in many places in Indonesia, it is still not widely implemented. More on the drive or pushed by outsiders its development. In many places, people do not recognize that the potential in their area can be used for tourism development,” Dr. Ina closed the conversation.

It is known, the materials at this international conference, such as Community-Based Tourism, Sports Tourism, Domestic Tourism, Smart Tourism, Events tourism, Youth Empowerment, Cultural and Heritage Tourism, Medical Tourism, Ecotourism, Inclusive Tourism, Gastronomy and Culinary Tourism, Agrotourism, Hospitality Services , Sounds in Experiential Travel, Tour Guide Experience, Tourism Education, Tourism and SDGs, Resilience in the Hospitality Industry, UCCN – City of Gastronomy, Marketing in Destinations, Entrepreneurship in Tourism, Business Events, Women in Tourism, Leisure Tourism, Recreational Talent Development Tourism, and Coffee and Tea Tourism. (Heny HDL)

Source: IPB Mendukung Pengembangan Masyarakat Di Tingkat Tapak Pada Konferensi Internasional – Sinarlampung

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