Strategy of the Papuan Youth Innovation and Creativity Development –  The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing or PUPR through the Infrastructure and Regional Development Agency (BPIW) supports an infrastructure development that supports the development of innovation and creativity of indigenous Papuan youth or the Youth Creative Hub.

Head of the BPIW Region III Infrastructure Development Centre of the Ministry of PUPR Manggas Rudy Siahaan said that the Youth Creative Hub is in accordance with the mandate of Presidential Instruction Number 9 of 2020 on the Acceleration of Welfare Development in Papua and West Papua Provinces. For this reason, the Ministry of PUPR fully supports the program.

“The development of the Papua Youth Creative Hub and the Nusantara Student Dormitory is expected to increase Human Resources (HR) and to boost competitiveness and for the realization of Social Justice at the Papua Island” said Manggas Rudy, Thursday, May 27, 2021.

In addition, other supporting infrastructure is needed to optimize the Papua Youth Creative Hub and Nusantara Student Dormitory, such as clean water, electricity, and internet networks.

“Realizing this requires collaboration, cooperation and commitment from and between Ministries / Agencies (K / L) in the Central Government,” said Manggas Rudy.

He said the local government played a role in optimizing the infrastructure development and development program for this group of young people, especially related to its institution.

Schools that are far away in urban areas and not equipped with dormitories results in higher costs for education. Archipelago student dormitories can be applied at the secondary education level so that they can reduce education costs and increase school participation rates.

“In the future, Papua is very dependent on its young generation. However, the current condition is faced with the still low quality of human resources and not evenly distributing of quality of education. Another challenge is the lack of access to increased creativity,” said the Head of the Region III BPIW Infrastructure Development Centre of the Ministry of PUPR.

According to him, this challenge needs to be carried out jointly with all stakeholders. This is important to do considering that Papua is one of the development priorities in Indonesia. 

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