The Faculty of Administrative Sciences, University of Indonesia (FIA UI) collaborated with two Directorates-General (Ditjen), namely the Directorate General of Regional Financial Development of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Directorate General of Marine Space Utilization of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in compiling a guideline for administrative documents in the implementation of the Regional Public Service Agency (BLUD) for conservation areas in Indonesia.

The tangible results of this collaboration were marked by the launch of the Guidelines for Preparing Administrative Documents for the Implementation of BLUDs for Conservation Areas at the Luminor Hotel on Monday, 28 November 2022.

Dean of FIA UI Prof. Dr. Chandra Wijaya, M.Sc., M.M., who was also present to give a speech at the event, said that the handbook that had been prepared together could benefit the local government, as well as for the KKP to be able to more easily and quickly prepare BLUDs.

He also said that this collaboration was a form of embodiment of the role of State Universities in Tri Dharma. “We will be happy, open to help in the regions, in conservation areas, in preparing administrative documents for the formation of BLUDs,” he said.

Prof. Chandra is also grateful for the trust given, in this case, to the Institute for the Assessment and Application of Administrative Sciences (LPPIA) FIA UI to contribute to the preparation of the guidebook.

Director General of Regional Financial Development of the Ministry of Home Affairs Dr. Drs. Agus Fatoni, M.Sc., who gave the event’s keynote speech, also said UI fully supports this government program.

“Of course, with these guidelines, we all hope that the effectiveness of conservation areas will be more optimal. But on the other hand, the poor quality and quantity of management personnel in the field is still a problem that we must solve together,” he said.

He hopes that future cooperation with UI and other stakeholders can solve these human resource problems.

At this event, a keynote speech was also delivered by the Director General of Marine Spatial Management of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Drs. Victor Gustaaf Manoppo, M.H. and Dr. Ummi Salamah, S.Psi., Psychology., M.Psi., as head of the Social and Political Research and Development Institute of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (LPPSP FISIP UI) who also contributed to the preparation of these guidelines.