Radio Talkshow Episode 5: "The Role of Private Sector to Support to Clean Citarum (Related to Climate Change)"

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Contact Person : Gladys Siti Hatmanti and Prima Yustitia

As a part of TA ADB 7189 Awareness Raising and Communication activities, the fifth talk shows was conducted on 4 November 2013 talked about the role of private sector in supporting Clean Citarum. The resource persons were Mr. Haryanto from Indonesia Power (private), Dr. AnangSudarna (Head of West Java Province for Environmental Management Agency), Mr. IwanSetiawan (Padjadjaran University), Mr. Suharsono (West Java Province for Environmental Management Agency), and Dr. Siti Amanah (Communication and Community Empowerment Specialist). The fifth talk shows indicated that The Government of West Java Province has a commitment to lead the Citarum management with the priority of focusing of the improvement work to first 20 km of Citarum, and follow by the next length. The work can run parallel one another. This policy is chosen to help all sectors are easier to work with a clear leadership. Meanwhile, in upstream of CRB, Indonesia Power has also run a program for providing support to community to maintain the quality of water flow by processing waste and income generating activities. The roles of the universities are needed to work together with the community, the government, and the business sector in community education-extension to care CRB.

Awareness Raising and Communication activity is a part of TA ADB 7189 Package E series of activities implemented by CCROM SEAP in collaboration with Ministry of Environment and Forestry Indonesia (KLHK), Regional Environmental Agency of West Java Province (BPLHD Jawa Barat), as well as Districts/Cities local government in the area of Citarum river basin. The aim of awareness rising activity is to design and to implement awareness programme on the topics of IWRM to respond climate change in CRB using various media and approaches relevant to the needs of the multi stakeholders (government, community, business sectors); to increase knowledge and understanding of the target groups about climate change, the causes, impacts, and initiation to mitigate and adapt to climate change, in the context of IWRM-CRB; and to help transform behaviour of targetted group to be more sensitive to the issue of climate change and its effects to the water resources, and support the process of strengthening institutionin managing the resources.

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