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  • PUBLIC LECTURE: “FOOD SECURITY IN THE FRAMEWORK OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT” – 9 April 2012

    Posted on March 29th, 2012 admin 9 comments

    PUBLIC LECTURE (GRATIS, TEMPAT TERBATAS)

    Tema:
    “FOOD SECURITY IN THE FRAMEWORK OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT”

    Penyelenggara:
    Diselenggarakan atas Kerjasama Sekolah Pascasarjana UGM dengan Program Studi Pengelolaan Infrastruktur dan Pembangunan Masyarakat

    Waktu:
    Senin 9 April 2012, waktu: 10:00 – 12:00 WIB

    Tempat:
    Ruang Seminar Lt. 5 Sekolah Pascasarjana Universitas Gadjah Mada

    Keynote speaker:
    H.E. Paulo Alberto da Silveira Soares (Duta Besar Brazil untuk Indonesia)

    Pendaftaran:
    Nehi (0274) 520318
    Ana (0274) 564239
    Mery 08174113024

    Website:

    http://pasca.ugm.ac.id

    Email:
    sps@ugm.ac.id
    mery_khristanti@yahoo.com

  • BEASISWA PENDIDIKAN PASCASARJANA UGM 2012

    Posted on March 29th, 2012 admin 6 comments

    Sekolah Pascasarjana (SPs) UGM memberikan beasiswa untuk studi S2 di SPs UGM.

    Syarat dan prosedur pendaftaran:

    1. Berbudi luhur
    2. Bebas Napza yang ditunjukkan dengan surat keterangan dari dokter
    3. Lulus S1 dari UGM, UI, ITB, IPB, Unair atau ITS
    4. Usia sampai dengan tanggal 1 September 2012 maksimal 25 tahun dan tahun ijazah 2010-2012
    5. IPK minimal 3,25
    6. Skor TOEFL/AcEPT minimal 500
    7. Skor TPA OTTO BAPPENAS/PAPS minimal 500
    8. Melampirkan bukti pendaftaran bahwa calon telah terdaftar pada salah satu program studi/minat studi di SPs UGM
    9. Bersedia menerima beban tugas dari SPs selama menerima beasiswa

    Program Studi Penerima Beasiswa:

    Beasiswa ini dialokasikan untuk calon yang berminat dan mendaftar pada program studi/minat studi:

    1. Agama dan Lintas Budaya (minat Ekonomi Islam, minat Kajian Timur Tengah)
    2. Bioteknologi (minat Rekayasa Biomedis)
    3. Ilmu Lingkungan (minat Geo-Informasi untuk Manajemen Beasiswa, minat Magister Pengelolaan Lingkungan, minat Teknologi untuk Pengembangan Berkelanjutan)
    4. Kajian Budaya dan Media (minat Manajemen Informasi dan Perpustakaan)
    5. Kajian Pariwisata
    6. Magister Manajemen Bencana
    7. Magister Manajemen Pendidikan Tinggi
    8. Studi Kebijakan
    9. Studi Kependudukan
    10. Ketahanan Nasional (minat Magister Perdamaian dan Resolusi Konflik)
    11. Pengelolaan Infrastruktur dan Pembangunan Masyarakat
    12. Pengkajian Seni Pertunjukan dan Seni Rupa
    13. Penyuluhan dan Komunikasi Pembangunan

    Waktu Pendaftaran:

    12 Maret s/d 21 Juni 2012
    Hari: senin s/d Kamis
    Pukul: 07:30 – 15:30 WIB
    Hari: Jumat
    Pukul: 07:30 – 14:30 WIB

    Beasiswa berupa SPP untuk 4 semester sebesar Rp24.000.000. Biaya lainnya ditanggung mahasiswa

    Tempat Pendaftaran:

    Formulir pendaftaran beasiswa dapat diperoleh di Sub Bagian Akademik SPs UGM, Lantai 1, Gedung SPs UGM.

    Sekretariat:

    Gedung Sekolah Pascasarjana UGM, Jl. Teknika Utara, Pogung, Yogyakarta, 55281
    Website: http://pasca.ugm.ac.id; email: sps@ugm.ac.id
    Kontak: Urusan Admisi SPs UGM, Telp. +62-274-544975

  • For Indonesia Student: Beasiswa Pendidikan Sekolah Pascasarjana UGM 2011

    Posted on June 13th, 2011 admin 7 comments

    Sekolah Pascasarjana (SPs) UGM memberikan beasiswa untuk studi S2 di SPs UGM.

    Syarat dan prosedur pendaftaran:

    • Berbudi luhur.
    • Bebas Napza, yang ditunjukkan dengan surat keterangan dari dokter.
    • Lulusan S1 dari UGM, UI, ITB, IPB, UNAIR, atau ITS.
    • Usia sampai dengan tanggal 1 September 2011 maksimal 25 tahun dan tahun wisuda 2009-2011.
    • IPK Minimal 3,25.
    • TOEFL/ACEPT skor minimal 500.
    • TPA OTTO BAPPENAS/PAPS dengan skor minimal 500.
    • Melampirkan bukti pendaftaran bahwa calon telah terdaftar pada salah satu program studi/minat studi di SPs UGM.
    • Bersedia menerima beban tugas dari SPs selama menerima beasiswa.

    Program studi penerima beasiswa
    Beasiswa ini dialokasikan untuk calon yang berminat dan mendaftar pada program studi/minat studi:

    • Agama dan Lintas Budaya (Minat Ekonomi Islam dan Minat Kajian Timur Tengah)
    • Bioteknologi (Minat Rekayasa Biomedis)
    • Administrasi Publik.
    • Ilmu Lingkungan (Minat Geo-Informasi untuk Manajemen Bencana dan Minat Magister Pengelolaan Lingkungan)
    • Hukum Kesehatan.
    • Kajian Budaya dan Media (Minat Manajemen Informasi dan Perpustakaan)
    • Kajian Pariwisata.
    • Studi Kebijakan.
    • Studi Kependudukan.
    • Ketahanan Nasional (Minat Magister Perdamaian dan Resolusi Konflik)
    • Pengkajian Amerika.
    • Pengelolaan Infrastruktur dan Pembangunan Masyarakat.
    • Pengkajian Seni Pertunjukan dan Seni Rupa.
    • Penyuluhan dan Komunikasi Pembangunan.

    Waktu pendaftaran
    Tanggal : 9 Mei 2011 s/d 30 Juni 2011
    Hari Senin s/d Kamis : Pukul 07.30 – 15.30 WIB
    Jum’at : Pukul 07.30 – 14.30 WIB

    Tempat Pendaftaran:
    Formulir pendaftaran beasiswa dapat diperoleh di Sub Bagian Akademik SPs-UGM, Lantai 1 Gedung SPs.
    Bagi calon yang akan mengikuti tes TPA OTTO BAPPENAS, diselenggarakan tanggal 18 Juni 2011.
    Pendaftaran TPA ditutup tanggal 10 Juni 2011 di Sub Bagian Akademik SPs-UGM dengan biaya Rp 300.000,–

    Kontak :
    Urusan Admisi SPs-UGM telp. (0274) 544975

    Sekretariat:
    Gedung Sekolah Pascasarjana UGM, Jl. Teknika Utara, Pogung, Yogyakarta, 55281.
    Website: http://www.pasca.ugm.ac.id/

  • For Indonesia Student: Beasiswa Unggulan Kemendiknas (2011)

    Posted on May 12th, 2011 admin 7 comments

    Program Studi Pengelolaan Infrastruktur dan Pembangunan Masyarakat (PIPM) Sekolah Pascasarjana UGM menggundang calon mahasiswa untuk mendaftarkan diri mendapatkan beasiswa yang dari Kementrian Pendidikan Nasional melalui Program Beasiswa Unggulan, dengan syarat dan prosedur pendaftaran sebagai berikut:

    Persyaratan Umum

    1. Mengisi formulir pendaftaran Beasiswa Unggulan (dapat diunduh melalui beasiswaunggulan.kemendiknas.go.id);
    2. Mempunyai surat rekomendasi dari instansi yang terkait atau dosen (Profesor/Doktor) dari perguruan tinggi yang dituju dan menjamin pelamar akan dapat menyelesaikan studinya tepat waktu;
    3. Melampirkan ijasah dan transkrip nilai pendidikan terakhir sarjana (S1) atau yang sederajat yang telah dilegalisasi dan/atau sertifikat kejuaraan/prestasi yang dimiliki;
    4. Mendapat sertifikat dan/atau surat penerimaan Beasiswa Unggulan;
    5. Melampirkan proposal kegiatan (berisi rencana studi/thesis, perencanaan waktu studi, kebutuhan anggaran dll).

    Persyaratan Khusus

    1. Lulus seleksi diperguruan tinggi dengan melampirkan sertifikat dan/atau surat penerimaan dari perguruan tinggi yang dituju;
    2. Memiliki prestasi akademik yang ditunjukan dengan Indek Prestasi Kumulatif (IPK) lulus sarjana (S1) atau sederajat yaitu 3,25 dan beasiswa diberikan maksimal selama 4 semester;
    3. Sedangkan bagi pelamar yang mempunyai sertifikat kejuaraan nasional dan internasional dalam bidang sains, olah raga, dan seni wajib mempunyai Indek Prestasi Kumulatif (IPK) 3,00 selama studi di perguruan tinggi;
    4. Memiliki kemampuan bahasa asingyang ditunjukan dengan sertifikat TOEFL minimal 500 (Institutional) atau 475 (Internasional), IELTS minimal 5,5;
    5. Memiliki hasil Tes Potensi Akademik (TPA) minimal 450 atau yang sederajat dan diakui oleh perguruan tinggi yang dituju;
    6. Mempunyai kemahiran berbahasa Indonesia melalui Uji Kemahiran Berbahasa Indonesia (UKBI).

    SYARAT MEMPEROLEH BEASISWA UNGGULAN UNTUK JENJANG PENDIDIKAN MASTER (S2)

    Persyaratan Umum

    1. Mengisi formulir pendaftaran Beasiswa Unggulan (dapat diunduh melalui beasiswaunggulan.kemendiknas.go.id);
    2. Mempunyai surat rekomendasi dari instansi yang terkait atau dosen (Profesor/Doktor) dari perguruan tinggi yang dituju dan menjamin pelamar akan dapat menyelesaikan studinya tepat waktu;
    3. Melampirkan ijasah dan transkrip nilai pendidikan terakhir sarjana (S1) atau yang sederajat yang telah dilegalisasi dan/atau sertifikat kejuaraan/prestasi yang dimiliki;
    4. Mendapat sertifikat dan/atau surat penerimaan Beasiswa Unggulan;
    5. Melampirkan proposal kegiatan (berisi rencana studi/thesis, perencanaan waktu studi, kebutuhan anggaran dll).

    Persyaratan Khusus

    1. Lulus seleksi diperguruan tinggi dengan melampirkansertifikat dan/atau surat penerimaan dari perguruan tinggi yang dituju;
    2. Memiliki prestasi akademik yang ditunjukan dengan Indek Prestasi Kumulatif (IPK) lulus sarjana (S1) atau sederajat yaitu 3,25 dan beasiswa diberikan maksimal selama 4 semester;
    3. Sedangkan bagi pelamar yang mempunyai sertifikat kejuaraan nasional dan internasional dalam bidang sains, olah raga, dan seni wajib mempunyai Indek Prestasi Kumulatif (IPK) 3,00 selama studi di perguruan tinggi;
    4. Memiliki kemampuan bahasa asingyang ditunjukan dengan sertifikat TOEFL minimal 500 (Institutional) atau 475 (Internasional), IELTS minimal 5,5;
    5. Memiliki hasil Tes Potensi Akademik (TPA) minimal 450 atau yang sederajat dan diakui oleh perguruan tinggi yang dituju;
    6. Mempunyai kemahiran berbahasa Indonesia melalui Uji Kemahiran Berbahasa Indonesia (UKBI).

    ALUR SELEKSI PENERIMAAN BEASISWA UNGGULAN MELALUI PERGURUAN TINGGI

    Keterangan:

    1. Calon peserta mendaftar pada perguruan tinggi yang diminati dengan melengkapi berkas persyaratan di perguruan tinggi sesuai yang ditetapkan Sekretariat Beasiswa Unggulan.
    2. Calon peserta yang telah melengkapi berkas pendaftaran (lulus administrasi) menjalani selesksi dan tes di perguruan tinggi pada waktu yang telah ditentukan.
    3. Perguruan tinggi mengolah hasil tes calon peserta dan mengusulkan nama-nama calon peserta yang lulus ke Sekretariat Beasiswa Unggulan.
    4. Validasi calon peserta oleh Tim Beasiswa Unggulan berdasarkan persyaratanyang ditentukan.
    5. Sekretariat Beasiswa Unggulan mengumumkan nama peserta yang lulus seleksi ke perguruan tinggi untuk melengkapi berkas persyaratan selanjutnya.
    6. Peserta yang lolos seleksi mengikuti proses perkuliahan di perguruan tinggi.

    WAKTU PENDAFTARAN

    Surat permohonan beasiswa dari calon mahasiswa sudah diterima Sekretariat Prodi PIPM paling lambat 1 Juli 2011 dan dialamatkan ke:

    Prof. Dr. Sunyoto Usman
    Ketua Program Studi Pengelolaan Infrastruktur dan Pembangunan Masyarakat
    Sekolah Pascasarjana, Universitas Gadjah Mada
    Jl. Teknika Utara, Pogung, Yogyakarta 55281
    Telp. +62-274-7467022, 564239, 544975,
    Fax. +62-274-7467022, 547861
    Kontak: Mery (+62 817 411 3024)
    Email: pipm@ugm.ac.id

    Pendaftaran untuk calon mahasiswa Semester I Tahun Akademik 2011/2012 adalah:

    Bagi pelamar BPPS diwajibkan pula mendaftar secara online melalui laman DIKTI : http://beasiswa.dikti.go.id/bpps

    Prosedur pendaftaran program S2 di UGM dapat dilihat di sini.

  • International Seminar “New Approaches in Managing Infrastructure for Communities” (Yogyakarta, 28 April 2011)

    Posted on April 2nd, 2011 admin 5 comments

    Infrastructure systems are essential to provide a range of services in support of economic development and quality of life. The lack or low quality of infrastructure adversely affects the living standards of people, their health, their participation in education and their capacity to compete in local, national and international markets. In Asia, continued high population and economic growth figures in combination with major infrastructure related problems have kept infrastructure development high on the agenda. Although policies guiding infrastructure investments are aimed at addressing poverty alleviation and reducing unemployment, success is limited. Prevailing approaches to infrastructure provision have generally remained centrally led, engineering driven and are known to often fail in fulfilling socio-economic development objectives.

    To improve the benefit of infrastructure provision, it is believed that a paradigm shift to community centered infrastructure development is needed. Such a shift is supported by current academic and professional debates, in which physical infrastructures are increasingly seen as systems that provide the physical facilities and their associated services to meet social and economic needs. These facilities and services are to be planned and designed according to sound planning and engineering fundamentals, guided by principles of equity and fairness and directed towards environmental, economic and social sustainability. To do so, requires an approach that would typically involve communities actively in recognizing infrastructural problems, identifying potentials and resources as well as formulating alternative planning and engineering solutions.

    To address this need for sustainable community based infrastructure systems, organizations at all levels are increasingly in need of staff with multidisciplinary knowledge on infrastructure systems, their interaction with and impact on people, land, the economy and the natural environment. To contribute to this aim, the Master Programme on Management of Infrastructure and Community Development (MICD) has been initiated. It is hoped that a critical mass of professionals can be created that are capable of implementing an integrated, community oriented approach to infrastructure development.

    Two years after the establishment, MICD is ready to graduate its first batch. These professionals will be back to the field and ready to implement their skills. It is important to know they will operate in a multi-disciplinary setting and whether the competences gained from MICD can enhance their capability to deal with the real life infrastructure challenges These issues are discussed with stakeholders in infrastructure development during a one day seminar.

    Objectives

    The Seminar aims to conclude on the relevance of educating multi-disciplinary infrastructure professionals in Indonesia and evaluate the MICD programme in its capacity to train these kind of professionals. Knowledge development through relevant current and future ademic research is discussed in support of both aims.

    Participants

    Participants are expected from central government, local government, NGO’s, consultancy firms, international development agencies, managers of on-going projects, and academia.

    Date/Time/Place

    Thursday, 28 April 2011, 09:00 – 17:30,
    Place: Seminar Room, 5th floor, Graduate School Building,
    Universitas Gadjah Mada, Jalan Teknika Utara, Yogyakarta

    Speakers and Contributors

    1. Prof. Dr. Retno Sunarminingsih, M.Sc., Apt. (University Research Grant and Academic Affair, Universitas Gadjah Mada)
    2. Prof. Dr. Hartono (Director of Graduate School, UGM)
    3. Prof. Dr. Sunyoto Usman (MICD Programme Director)
    4. Prof. Dr. Ir. Danang Parikesit (Chairman Institute for Research and Community Services UGM/ITS/ Ministry of Public Works)
    5. Prof. Dr. Ir. Martin van Maarseveen (University of Twente, Netherlands)
    6. Dr. Ir. Tumiran (Dean of Faculty of Engineering, UGM)
    7. Dr. Ir. Dedy Supriadi Priatna, MSc (Deputy of Facilities and Infrastructure, National Planning and Development Agency (Bappenas))
    8. Ir. Yahya Rachmana Hidayat, M.Sc, Ph.D. (Bappenas)
    9. Dr. Evi Nurvidya Arifin (Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore)
    10. Ir. Mark Brussel (ITC, University of Twente, The Netherlands)
    11. Dr. Ir.  Mark Zuidgeest (ITC, University of Twente, The Netherlands)
    12. Dr. Ir. Heru Sutomo (Center for Transportation and Logistics Studies (PUSTRAL), Universitas Gadjah Mada)
    13. Tyrone Toole (ARRB Group, Australia)
    14. Ir. Leo de Jong (Keypoint Consultancy, Netherlands)
    15. Prof. Dr. Ir. Djoko Legono (lecturer in MICD programme)
    16. Ir. J. Ishak Christian Wayoi, MMT, MT (Infrastructure Management Agency (BPI), Papua)
    17. Nirwan Bakrie, MBA (Industry and Business Sector)
    18. Romo P. Carolus Burrows, O.M.I (NGO Yayasan Sosial Bina Sejahtera (YSBS), Cilacap)
    19. Dr. Ir. Budi Prasetyo Widyobroto, DEA., DESS. (Fellowship from University Network, Director of DAA)
    20. Ananto Kusumo Seto, Ph.D (National Scholarship, Ministry of Education)
    21. Marrik Bellen (Indonesian-Netherlands Scholarship, Nuffic the Netherlands)
    22. Dr. John Suprianto (MICD Programme Secretary)
    23. Ir. Arif Wismadi (MICD)

    Organized and Supported by:

    1. MICD, Universitas Gadjah Mada
    2. Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, Netherlands
    3. Keypoint Consultancy, Netherlands
    4. EVD, Netherlands

    Registration and Further Information:
    Management of Infrastructure and Community Development (MICD)
    Graduate School of Universitas Gadjah Mada
    Jl. Teknika Utara, Pogung, Yogyakarta 55281
    Telp. +62-274-7467022, 564239, 544975,
    Fax. +62-274-7467022, 547861
    Web: http://pipm.pasca.ugm.ac.id | Email: pipm@ugm.ac.id,  mery_khristanti@yahoo.com

    Contact person:

    Mery (+62 817 411 3024); mery_khristanti@yahoo.com
    Sulis (+62 81227001788); emailsulis@yahoo.com
    Ayu (+62 81794 87809); rusmitraayu@yahoo.com
    PIPM (+62274 74667022); pipm@ugm.ac.id

    Please download the registration form here.

  • Short Courses: Water and Sanitation

    Posted on March 22nd, 2011 admin 12 comments

    Water and sanitation have been very important infrastructure for many years. This infrastructure is related closely to the achievement of good quality community health, one of the main goal of development. Master programme of Management of Infrastructure and Community Development (MICD) lectures Water and Sanitation as one of the important infrastructure to be taught to the student and other interested parties.

    Objectives

    • To understand the principle of developing high quality water and sanitation systems and management, including its supply and demand system
    • To practice in assessing quality of water and sanitation
    • To understand the design of good quality water and sanitation system

    Target group

    The person who is responsible in formulating policies, developing plans and designs, setting up standard, implementing designs related to water and sanitation infrastructure development such as: local government, university students, research centres, private (water) companies, consulting engineers, NGOs and training agencies.

    Structure and contents

    (Day 1 – Day 8 = full course, Day 6-8 = short course)

    1. Day 1 Introduction: Introduction to Water and Sani-tation in Indonesia and Water System in the Environ-ment, Water Usage & Utilization, Water Body Assess-ment & Estimates Pollution Load, Waste Assimilative Capacity & Water Quality (WQ) Regulation, WQ status, WQ Limited Water & Effluent Limited Water  & Example of Pollution cases in the Water System in Indonesia.
    2. Day 2 Water Quality Management:    WQ Manage-ment related to Socio Economic Impact to Water Supply & Sanitation System & River WQ Modelling; Pollution Prevention in Water System; WQ Sampling & Analysis
    3. Day 3 Laboratory Analysis:    Laboratory Analysis, Pollution Prevention in Water System (practical)
    4. Day 4 Water Supply:    Supply (Sources of water, Service levels and their indicators); Demand (Demand Analysis and Waste Water production)
    5. Day 5 Waste Water Demand:    Water Demand Analysis and production; Technology and system choice (Water and Sanitation design basics)
    6. Day 6 Functional design:    Technology and system choice (Water and Sanitation design basics); functional design of Water and Sanitation
    7. Day 7 Excursion:    Excursion to Water Treatment & Water Treatment Plant.
    8. Day 8 Key issues of geometric and structural design:    Key issues of geometric and structural design of Water and Sanitation and Evaluation Short Course Participant

    Investment

    Participants can participates in full course (8 days) with investment of IDR 3,500,000,- OR can participate in short course only (3 days) with investment of IDR 1,500,000. All participants will get course materials, and certificate.

    Please register early, only limited seats available.

    Date and Venue

    This short course will be conducted from 4 – 15 April 2011 at Graduate School of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Jl. Teknika Utara, Pogung, Yogyakarta 55281

    Lecturer

    1. Ir. Mark Brussel (Water and Sanitation expert from Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, The Netherlands, also lecturer in MICD program.)
    2. Ir. Darmanto, M.Sc (Water and Sanitation expert from Universitas Gadjah Mada, lecturer in MICD program and Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UGM.)
    3. Dr. Sri Puji Saraswati (Water and Sanitation expert from Universitas Gadjah Mada, lecturer in MICD program and Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UGM.)

    Cooperation between:

    Master Program Management of Infrastructure and Community Development (MICD), Universitas Gadjah Mada; Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, The Netherlands; Keypoint Consultancy, The Netherlands, supported by EVD, The Netherlands)

    Further information:

    Management of Infrastructure and Community Development (MICD)
    Graduate School of Universitas Gadjah Mada
    Jl. Teknika Utara, Pogung, Yogyakarta 55281
    Telp. +62-274-7467022, 564239, 544975,
    Fax. +62-274-7467022, 547861
    Email: pipm@ugm.ac.id  |  Web: http://pipm.pasca.ugm.ac.id
    Contact person:
    Mery (+62 817 411 3024), Sulistiono (+62 81227001788)

    Flyer can be downloaded here and registration form can be downloaded here (msWord), fill in and send to us by fax or email.

  • Training and Workshop on Rural Transport Management and Financing, Yogyakarta 20 Feb – 5 Mar 2011

    Posted on December 17th, 2010 admin 8 comments

    rtmf2011It has been well established that transport is vital to development. Transport provides accessibility to goods, services, jobs, educational opportunities, friends and relatives. Without viable transportation, the quality of life does not improve and poverty is only prolonged. Furthermore, rural poverty is pervasive and difficult to address. Improving mobility can reduce rural poverty by facilitating women, men, and children to more readily access services (education, health, finance, markets), obtain goods and income, and participate in social, political and community activities. Moreover, mobility requires a combination of appropriate transport infrastructure, improved transport services, and affordable means of transport, both motorized and non-motorized (Starkey, 2002 ) .

    Investment in transport infrastructure and improved transport service are crucial for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). There is now an increased importance attached to measures that will help to achieve the MDGs. Beside economic objectives these emphasize social consideration relating to health, education and women’s well being. In part, better road planning can be achieved through more effective public participation, including the active involvement of woman, to help identify the routes that are most wanted by the community and the engineering designs and choices that can maximizes work opportunities for local population (Forum News, 2007 ) . Therefore, road selection and designs cannot be left to engineers and planners alone.

    On the other hand, the development and provision of rural transport facility and infrastructure are unique matters that cannot be generalized with that of urban transport. The general problems which may emerge when develop and provide sufficient rural transport facility and infrastructure are limited amount of fund and its financial feasibility. Providing rural transport is frequently considered as financially unfeasible as the cost/expenditure is much larger that the revenue. This is the main constraint for the operator in providing rural transport service; besides, (local) government does not have enough financial resource to provide subsidiary. In fact, the more crucial problem in providing rural transport service and infrastructure is their sustainability.

    This workshop and training aims to build capacity and improve knowledge on managing and financing rural transport. Following this program, participants also can obtain several benefits such as (1) sharing information about their country’s experiences in developing and implements rural transport policies and programs, (2) expanding individual and institutional networks of knowledge on sustainable rural transport development, and (3) exposure on concept and practical experience an appropriate technology for rural transport that consider local knowledge and values.

    For more information please visit RTMF 2011 website here.

  • The first day of second batch

    Posted on September 27th, 2010 admin 6 comments

    Second batch of Master Program MICD started at 27 September 2010. Second batch students from various background, from social science, economy, geography and engineering. As for first batch, this second batch will have the class for the next 18 months.

  • Cilacap visit

    Posted on September 26th, 2010 admin 6 comments

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    Cilacap is one of the district in Central Java Province,  known for high security prison (Nusa Kambangan), oil state company (Pertamina) and a trans national cement factory. A concern about more infrastructure and community development has been arised for recent years. As a par of process to establish a tri-partit activity between MICD/PUSTRAL, Local Government of Cilacap District and Yayasan Sosial Bina Sejahtera (YSBS), Cilacap, MICD’s lecturers, student and internship student went to Cilacap District at 25 September 2010. A discussion has been conducted at local government, attended by many stakeholders from the local government (executive and legislatives).

    The team also went to several projects including rural roads, bridges, school, stone mining, water transport and other projects. These project has been developed by YSBS, a major NGO in infrastructure development in Cilacap. The cooperation is expected to develop Cilacap as one of the laboratorium for MICD’s school while could contributed for the development managed by local government and development agency like the YSBS.

  • Short Course: Supporting Decision Making in Infrastructure Development

    Posted on June 28th, 2010 admin 7 comments

    Infrastructure development is typically characterized by its’ long term horizon involving multi-stakeholders, hence facing lots of uncertainty. Modeling and scenario development can help to assess many alternative and uncertain policy options, hence it is useful for reducing the risks involved in infrastructure development.
    This course is presented by Master Program on Manage-ment of Infrastructure and Community Development (MICD) Universitas Gadjah Mada, a multi-disciplinary course aims to address the need for sustainable community based infrastructure systems

    Lecturers:
    Dr. Johannes Flacke (ITC, The Netherlands)
    Ir. Arif Wismadi, M.Sc (MICD, UGM)

    Venue:
    Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, Yogyakarta