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The Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Eastern Indonesia Region 2021 “Universities, UI GreenMetric, and SDGs In The Time of Pandemic”

The Workshop on UI GreenMetric for Eastern Indonesia Region 2021 hosted by Universitas Papua was held on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 at 10.00 A.M. (local time) through online/virtual meeting. Chairman of Environmental Research Center Universitas Papua, Dr. Aplena E. S. Bless, SP., M.Sc. as the host of this activity opened this workshop. This is followed by remarks from Dr. Meky Sagrim, SP, M.Si (Rector of Universitas Papua), Asst. Prof. Junaidi, M.A. (Vice-Chair of Program, Communication and Partnership UI GreenMetric), and Prof. Charlie Heatubon (Chairman of Regional Research and Development Institutions for West Papua Province). It is hoped that UI GreenMetric will become a platform for cooperation and collaboration between universities both on a national and international scale. This workshop will be divided into three sessions with seven speakers from several universities in Eastern Indonesia.

Figure 1. Opening by Dr. Aplena E. S. Bless, SP., M.Sc (top-left) and remarks from Dr. Meky Sagrim, SP, M.Si (top-right), Asst. Prof. Junaidi, M.A. (bottom-left) dan Prof. Charlie Heatubon (bottom-right)

  The first session, which was moderated by Dr. Irnanda Aiko Fifi Djuuna, M.Sc (Vice-Rector IV Universitas Papua) and Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T., M.T., M. Agr. (Vice-Chair  of Administration, Research and Development, UI GreenMetric) as a speaker explaining about UI GreenMetric, indicators and questionnaires on UI GreenMetric, addition of new indicators that adapt to the pandemic conditions and remind the participating universities regarding deadline of the data submission. At the end of the session, participants can directly ask questions to the speakers.  

Figure 2. Session 1  “UI GreenMetric” moderated by Dr. Irnanda Aiko Fifi Djuuna, M.Sc (left) and speaker Dr. Nyoman Suwartha, S.T., M.T., M.Agr. (right)

  The second session with the theme “Management of Setting and Infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change, Waste” was moderated by Dr. Obadja Fenetiruma, SP, M.Si (Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Papua) with three key speakers. The first speaker, Dr. Meky Sagrim, SP, M.Si (Rector of Universitas Papua) talked about management of setting and infrastructure at Universitas Papua where there are four principles used, sticking to the PIP section "Agriculture and Conservation of Natural Resources", prioritizing green open spaces or vegetation, environmentally friendly concepts and conduct partnerships with local governments & development partners. The second speaker, Prof. Dr. M.J. Saptenno, S.H, M.Hum (Rector of Universitas Pattimura) presented that in order to manage energy and climate change, Universitas Pattimura has used solar cells as streetlights in the campus area and LED in every room. The second session continued with the third speaker, Dr. Ridwan, S.T., M.Si (Dean Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Bosowa) explained that waste management in Makassar there is a Makassar Memilah Sampah (Makassar Sorting Waste) program. The core of the program is identifying household waste, sorting organic and inorganic waste and processing this waste, such as compost from organic waste. At the end of the session, participants can directly ask questions to the speakers.

Figure 3. Session 2  “Management of Setting and Infrastructure, Energy and Climate Change, Waste” moderated by Dr. Obadja Fenetiruma, SP, M.Si (top-left) and speakers:  Dr. Meky Sagrim, SP, M.Si (top-right), Dr. Ridwan, S.T., M.Si (bottom-left) dan Prof. Dr. M.J. Saptenno, S.H, M.Hum (bottom-right)

  The workshop then continued to Session 3 with the theme “Management of Water, Transportation, Education and Research" moderated by Prof. Dr. Ir. Budi Santoso, M.P. (Chairman of Institute for Research and Community Service, Universitas Papua). The first speaker, Prof. Dr. Ir. Grevo S Gerung, M.Sc (Vice-Rector of Academic, Universitas Sam Ratulangi) explained about mitigation at Universitas Sam Ratulangi in rainwater management, including Rainwater-Harvesting, Eco-Drainage (Biopori) and artificial lakes or ponds. The second speaker, Prof.Dr. Muhammad Zamrun Firihu., S.Si., M.Si., M.Sc (Rector of Universitas Halu Oleo) presented transportation management in the campus area by limiting the use of cars, reducing parking areas and adding areas for pedestrians in the campus area . The last presentation in session 3 was conducted by Drs. H. M. Nasir.S., M.Pd (Rector of Universitas Muhammadiyah Pare-Pare) talked about management of education and research at Universitas Muhammadiyah Pare-Pare, especially in the environmental field and the challenges of education in the 4.0 era that utilizes digital technology in the learning process.

Figure 4. Session 3 “Management of Water, Transportation, Education and Research” moderated by Prof. Dr. Ir. Budi Santoso, M.P. (top-left) and speakers : Prof. Dr. Ir. Grevo S Gerung, M.Sc (top-right), Drs. H. M. Nasir.S., M.Pd (bottom-left) dan Prof.Dr. Muhammad Zamrun Firihu., S.Si., M.Si., M.Sc (bottom-right)

  After approximately 4 hours and 20 minutes, the workshop was closed by Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc., (Chairman of UI GreenMetric World University Rankings) and Dr. Meky Sagrim, SP, M.Si. The UI GreenMetric World University Rankings also welcomed Universitas Manado as the host for next year’s workshop. By holding this workshop, it is hoped that universities will actively participate in creating a clean and/or environmentally friendly campus that has sustainability vision.

Figure 5. Closing and Remarks from Prof. Dr. Ir. Riri Fitri Sari, M.Sc.,(left) and Dr. Meky Sagrim, SP, M.Si (right)