[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]DEPOK. The Aru Islands are close to the Arafuru Sea, the largest marine wealth in Indonesia. However, inversely proportional to the wealth of the sea, the poverty level of its citizens is even higher. This is the basis of the team of Public administration students, Faculty of Administrative Science Universitas Indonesia (FIA UI) to take part in the IAPA Conference, on 10-12 October 2018 in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan.

The student team consisting of Sri Pujayanti, Febi Priska Litami, and Wihadiyani Dwi Rahmah won the second place for her paper. The paper they wrote focuses on solutions to empowering the economy of fishing communities in Aru Islands. “Fisherman Schools are the solution they offer to empower fishermen communities in general and integrate fishermen’s MSMEs to improve the economy,” Sri Pujayanti said on Friday (9/11).

During the process of making paper they were guided directly by Lecturer of Public administration Krisna Puji Rahmayanti. Their paper is titled Triangle Collaboration: Government Cooperation, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Private Sector in Improving Fisheries Economy through Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Fisheries in Aru Islands District, Maluku </ strong> get a positive response from the judges .

According to Krisna Puji Rahmayanti the preparation for this paper is quite short, which is 3 weeks. “I really appreciate them, with a short preparation they succeeded in 2nd place, especially with longer preparation, they should have been able to produce more,” Krisna said.

Indonesian Association for Public Administration (IAPA) is an association of academics and practitioners in public administration who actively conduct studies and research to create better governance based on current issues. The IAPA Conference is an annual agenda and this time the theme is Collaborative Government to Local Strength and Global Competitiveness. The theme is divided into three sub-themes, namely Public Private Partnership (PPP) to increase Local and Regional Development; Policy of Local Government in Implementing the SDG’s program; Strengthening local wisdom in creating local innovation. At present, the central IAPA is chaired by the Dean of FIA UI, Prof. Dr. Eko Prasojo, Mag.rer.publ.(EM)[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]