Fruitful collaboration from the Geography Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) Banyumas, Central Java continues. The latest collaboration was with the People’s Planet Project, The Netherlands.
The Head of Geography Education, the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) UMP, Dr.rer.nat Anang Widhi Nirwansyah, M.Sc explained that he and Bagas Widiyantoro, his student, were trusted to create mapping tutorial video for the young cadres of the Orang Rimba from Kelompok Makekal Bersama (KMB).
“My student from Geography UMP and I were appointed to involve in GeoStory Camp, especially the Southeast Asia area. The next project is in Papua New Guinea. Currently, we have arranged to get international funding to empower indigenous people of Orang Rimba Jambi,” he said, Thursday (18/08).
As reported, the People’s Planet Project, The Netherland is a non-profit institution in community empowerment through participatory film and geospatial data. “To continue the collaboration to domestic and abroad parties, the Geography Education of UMP has collaborated with People’s Planet Project that aims to empower the indigenous people to protect the forest and its biodiversity through participatory film and geospatial data,” he concluded.