13.10.2016 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

SDG 4, 6, 17: Inauguration of the Multi-Stakeholders Partnership: Water Education in Pari Island, Kepulauan Seribu

October 8 2016, the launch and signing of Multi-Stakeholders Partnership for the Achievement of SDGs was held on Philanthropy Stage, IP Festival, Jakarta Convention Center, Senayan.

UNESCO, Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN) through Indonesia Water Mandate Working Group (IWMWG), PT Pindo Deli Pulp & Paper Mills, Habitat for Humanity Indonesia (HFHI), and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) work together to increase awareness and capacity in sustaining water in Pari Island through a pilot project holistic effort to find solutions to the water crisis in the vulnerability of the island.   
 
Y.W. Jundardy, President IGCN said that “water is a vital necessity, and if it is not maintained then it will be a problem and no one in the world can solve the problem alone. Therefore, we need a multi-stakeholder collaboration to solve problems in this world, " stated Y.W. Junardy, President IGCN in during the dialogue.
 
Mr. Shahbaz Khan, Director and Representative of UNESCO Jakarta, reminded that Indonesia has many water problems therefore Indonesia needs water management and partnership between local people and businesses, scientists, NGOs. Mr. Khan then referred to UNESCO project in Pulau Pari, “The project gives us a great opportunity to demonstrate how public-private partnerships can help create sustainable water futures in Indonesia and the wider region.”
 
Located in the northern Jakarta’s coast Pari Island covers 41.3 ha with total population of 1300 people as of March 2016. Pari Island is a part of the 110 coral island at Kepulau Seribu has increasingly become a popular tourist destination but prone to water crisis. Pari Island is a small island which has limited water supply and water resources. The pilot project is expected in improving community participation and enhancing awareness through capacities building on water management using innovative technology.
 
The Pari Island project is under the IGCN coordination through IWMWG with the collaborated funding from UNESCO and PT Pindo Deli Pulp and Paper Mills
 
The Pari Island project includes the education about the water management, as well as training on trash and sanitation management. LIPI introduces their research technology known as SIMBAT (Deposits and Feed Additives Artificial Groundwater) to effectively reduce the salinity of the water in Pari Island.  UN Habitat is engaged in the community development including trainings on water and sanitation facilities, sewage lines and healthy lifestyle.
 
Following the dialogue, ICGN, UNESCO, LIPI, UNHABITAT HPHI, and APP signed the Multi-Stakeholders Partnership.




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