Aim and Scopes
The goal of the seminar is to find out more effective concept or theories on community development based on the current scientific study conducted world wide. Problems of poverty reduction, community empowerment, dissaster management, along with sustainable development paradigm are issues that still need to be developed. Therefore, the scope of the seminar will be as follows:
- Poverty Reduction:
Poverty is a state of constant lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. In the extreme case, poverty manifested by hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making. Today, the number of people living in extreme poverty globally remains unacceptably high especially in rural areas. Evidence-based new solutions and methods for facing the challenge of eradicating poverty is expected to be explore through discussions with specific themes: local economic development, local smart policies focused on rural, micro small enterprises, smallholders empowerment, micro-finance and other related themes.
- Environmental Issues:
Disasters have complex effects, whether they are natural or man-made, and can occur without warning. Rural poor people are people are very vulnerable when facing the hazard. Disaster cause people fall or back into poverty in five aspects, that is great loss of physical capital (the destruction of infrastructure, housing collapse, etc.), human capital (personnel casualties, reduction of labor force), financial capital (the interruption of migrant workers, planting and breeding losses), natural capital (the destruction of farmland and the environment), and social capital. Today, rural communities facing hazards related to natural disasters due to consequences of climate change such as droughts, floods, landslides, etc. This theme will be focused on issues related to disaster management and climate change (mitigation and adaptation). There are also scientific theories that had been developed somewhere will be discussed here.
- Rural Tourism
- Partnerships and Networking
- Rural Extension and Communication
- Cross-Cutting Issues, includes topics: gender equity, social inclusion, entrepreneurship, and governance