goodmorningpapua.com – For the sake of mainstreaming the implementation of sustainable development at the jurisdictional level, a specific approach is needed that allows support from central and local governments as well as mechanisms to integrate participation across sectors and jurisdictional landscapes. For this reason, the Indonesian Science Fund/ Dana Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (DIPI) together with policy makers held a webinar series entitled ‘Implementation of SDGs through a Jurisdiction Approach: An Example from the Land of Papua’ with the aim of understanding challenges including the study of science and technology in implementing government policies supporting the accelerated development to achieve the SDGs in Papua.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the 2030 agenda, in which there is an agreement between world leaders, including Indonesia, to undertake sustainable development based on human rights and equality (valid from 2016 to 2030). The webinar, which is intended as a medium of cross-sectoral communication with various groups, was attended by important officials, consisting of a Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, a Deputy Minister of KLHK Alue Dohong, Director General of Bina Kemendagri Arifin Rudianto, Deputy of Bappenas and academic figures and mass organizations from Papua.
Arifin Rudianto said, in implementing the SDGs, the jurisdictional approach has characteristics. Among other things, multi-stakeholder involvement; integrated landscape management; shared sustainability goals; and transparency in monitoring and reporting.
Henderite L Ohee, one of the young Papuan leaders, added that Papua’s big capital is the wealth of natural resources. To manage these human resources, reliable human resources are needed who can oversee the planning, implementation and supervision of the SDGs. “Then in carrying out the process, it is necessary to involve indigenous people groups which are no less important to accommodate the values of indigenous peoples,” he said.
Meanwhile, a DIPI Executive Director Prof. Jatna Supriatna conveyed the need for innovations that are ready and can be implemented to build large funding schemes to support sustainable development. Among them are allocations for research and development from various parties. Prof. Jatna also mentioned the need for collective action from all stakeholders to complement each other, work together in promoting sustainable development through a jurisdictional approach to achieve the SDGS targets in Papua.