Development Policy Foundation
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After the offline sessions we have in Tobelo, meeting directly with the participants of North Maluku Urban Good Governance Academy, the sessions continues in online format. The first session was held on 9 May 2022, inviting all participants of Academy. The lecturer for this session is Wojciech Pociński.

The first lecture is about Transparent Payment Schemes for Municipal Services. Participants learnt about what is “transparency” in the payment scheme, including the information of the scheme that is widely accessible. With this, so the payers understand how much they have to pay, the objective of the payment, and how the payment is used and managed. This session highlighted the importance of transparency in the payment scheme. With transparency, the trust is built and the participation of citizen is increased. This scheme also maximized the efficiency as it decreased the workload of the government.

The participants also learnt that markets in Europe are managed by government agencies/agencies, but there are also associations of traders whose role is to support market management. At the market in Barcelona, ​​Spain, for example this association is responsible for the cleanliness and safety of the market. Delegation of a number of authorities to the association of market traders is makes market management more efficient.

One of the thing that participants highlighted is that most trader that want to trade in the European market must obtain a certificate issued by the government authority in charge of managing the market. Information regarding the procedures and costs to become a trader in a market can be accessed online. This information is really useful as a study case for North Halmahera. The participants could implement this system to have a better payment scheme.

This activity is done under a project entitled “A Sustainable Urban Marketplace: Participatory urban governance for safe, green and inclusive fresh market management in Indonesia”. The project is implemented by the Gmina Góra Kalwaria and Municipality of North Halmahera (Humas Pemda Halut).

The activity is a part of the project supported by the European Union in Indonesia #PartnershipsforSustainableCities2020. The project is funded by the European Union within the EuropeAid grant scheme.

Development Policy Foundation is an author of the idea and key provider of expertise know-how, supporting the project management and its implementation.

More about the project: http://fpr.org.pl/project/a-sustainable-urban-marketplace-participatory-urban-governance-for-safe-green-and-inclusive-fresh-market-management-in-indonesia/?fbclid=IwAR1QRSpKh5tSUWthwB_xY-OCNwXBXAWzPzB2gZ_0H4ACZUImkumCTCcd1iM

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On 28 April 2022, the North Maluku Urban Good Governance Academy was continued offline. The meeting focused on cross-sectoral meeting with market traders to get a more holistic result, we invited the representative of Pasar Wosia (Wosia market) and Pasar Inpres (Inpres market). These two markets are filled with diversified products, e.g convection, basic necessities, vegetables and spices, and fish section.

Waste has became the biggest problem faced by traders. Almost 80% of waste are organic trashes that is left unsegregated. This unsegregated trash is then collected by officers to be transported by the Department of Environment's garbage truck. However, garbage trucks often don't come to the market everyday, sometimes even once every 2-3 days, which causes a bad smell at the market. Traders mentioned that they are willing to do waste segregating as long as adequate facilities are provided for organic and inorganic waste. Socialization and education is also needed to be carried out to them.

Other than the waste issue, the traders hope that there will be improvements to market facilities, such as installing paving blocks at the Inpres Market so it does not get muddy when it rains. They also hope for a reparation of the Wosia market building which is left unused because not only that the tables are too high and small, but the water flow also doesn't work well. From this meeting, the we got a deeper understanding of the problem faced by the traders. The participant also have an adequate introduction to the project to revitalize the markets, adapted to local needs.

Besides, the meeting also discussed the to budget and task management in the project. Many representatives from environmental agency, including the ones who is responsible for managing the waste, came to discuss about the budget.

This activity is done under a project entitled “A Sustainable Urban Marketplace: Participatory urban governance for safe, green and inclusive fresh market management in Indonesia”. The project is implemented by the Gmina Góra Kalwaria and Municipality of North Halmahera (Humas Pemda Halut).

The activity is a part of the project supported by the European Union in Indonesia #PartnershipsforSustainableCities2020. The project is funded by the European Union within the EuropeAid grant scheme.

Development Policy Foundation is an author of the idea and key provider of expertise know-how, supporting the project management and its implementation.

More about the project: http://fpr.org.pl/project/a-sustainable-urban-marketplace-participatory-urban-governance-for-safe-green-and-inclusive-fresh-market-management-in-indonesia/?fbclid=IwAR1QRSpKh5tSUWthwB_xY-OCNwXBXAWzPzB2gZ_0H4ACZUImkumCTCcd1iM

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Development Policy Foundation3 days ago
On 27 April 2022, the North Maluku Urban Good Governance Academy was continued. The meeting discussed the introduction to budget and task management in the project. Many representatives from the environmental agency, including the ones who are responsible for managing the waste, came to discuss the budget and its division.

The meeting continued to discuss best practices from European Union countries in terms of urban management, especially from Góra Kalwaria. The participants were mostly curious about the waste management system in the EU, specifically the waste management from the government and how to get their citizens to be disciplined in segregating waste. Education and awareness about this topic is highlighted.

Besides, a training for representatives from the IT Team was conducted. IT experts from Poland, Lech Siedelnik, trained the representative on technicalities on operating e-tool dolodolo.id. This e-tool aims to be participatory and democratic, connecting the government and citizens. After this, the representative will train another agency that is responsible for each category in the e-tool. We hope that they can directly operate and respond to complaints from the citizens.

This activity is done under a project entitled “A Sustainable Urban Marketplace: Participatory urban governance for safe, green and inclusive fresh market management in Indonesia”. The project is implemented by the Gmina Góra Kalwaria and Municipality of North Halmahera Humas Pemda Halut.

The activity is a part of the project supported by the European Union in Indonesia #PartnershipsforSustainableCities2020. The project is funded by the European Union within the EuropeAid grant scheme.

Development Policy Foundation is an author of the idea and key provider of expertise know-how, supporting the project management and its implementation.

More about the project: http://fpr.org.pl/project/a-sustainable-urban-marketplace-participatory-urban-governance-for-safe-green-and-inclusive-fresh-market-management-in-indonesia/?fbclid=IwAR1QRSpKh5tSUWthwB_xY-OCNwXBXAWzPzB2gZ_0H4ACZUImkumCTCcd1iM

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On 26 April 2022, the expert from Poland, Wojciech Szpociński and Piotr Walczak, gave lecture to student of Universitas Halmahera Utara (University of North Halmahera) and the public about innovations for green cities and its best practices from Góra Kalwaria.

The lecture discussed about the smart city development that could potentially be adapted in North Halmahera using examples such as smart lighting system, identification number for segregating the waste, and several applications to have better, smart, urban management.

Many students came and asked good questions about the small steps that could be implemented in North Halmahera to be more energy efficient. Looking at current condition in North Halmahera, it still needs a long journey to implement those smart technologies presented. For example, the identification number for segregating the waste seems too far, as North Halmahera has not even regulated waste segregation. However, small progress towards a better urban management is better than none.

After that the delegation met the Director of Politeknik Perdamaian Halmahera (Halmahera Peace Polytechnic), Mr, Jubhar Ch. Mangimbulude, Ph.D. The discussion was mainly about agricultural potential in North Halmahera such as nutmeg and clove. The export potential is really big due to high demand and high quality of the product. Both parties were thrilled to build further cooperation to develop this potential in future cooperations.

This activity is done under a project entitled “A Sustainable Urban Marketplace: Participatory urban governance for safe, green and inclusive fresh market management in Indonesia”. The project is implemented by the Gmina Góra Kalwaria and Humas Pemda Halut (Municipality of North Halmahera).

The activity is a part of the project supported by the European Union in Indonesia #PartnershipsforSustainableCities2020. The project is funded by the European Union within the EuropeAid grant scheme.

Development Policy Foundation is an author of the idea and key provider of expertise know-how, supporting the project management and its implementation.

More about the project: http://fpr.org.pl/project/a-sustainable-urban-marketplace-participatory-urban-governance-for-safe-green-and-inclusive-fresh-market-management-in-indonesia/?fbclid=IwAR1QRSpKh5tSUWthwB_xY-OCNwXBXAWzPzB2gZ_0H4ACZUImkumCTCcd1iM

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On 24 April 2022, the delegation of Poland which consisted of delegation from Development Policy Foundation, together with delegation from Gmina Góra Kalwaria, went to a remote jungle in North Halmahera. We have to take a small boat to get there from Talaga Paca Village, which is directly adjacent to a forest area with convertible production forest (HPK) status in Indonesia. The local community has made use of some of the existing forest area by conducting agricultural/plantation businesses with the main commodities of coconut, nutmeg and upland rice. We were guided by many local experts, including Radios Simanjuntak and Johana Tandisalla

In that visit, we discovered a lot of flora and fauna in the jungle including binuang (Octomeles sumatrana), kenari (Canarium sp.), gaharu (Aquilaria malaccensis), samama (Anthocephallus macrophyllus), etc. We also discovered white kakatua (Cacatua alba), a popular bird from North Halmahera.

Ecotourism potential in North Halmahera is really big. A number of potential bioprospecting plants in the form of yellow roots that have efficacy as a malaria drug were identified. The jungle has a high biodiversity in a relatively well-maintained tropical forest conditions.

This activity is done under a project entitled “A Sustainable Urban Marketplace: Participatory urban governance for safe, green and inclusive fresh market management in Indonesia”. The project is implemented by the Municipality of Góra Kalwaria and Municipality of North Halmahera.

The activity is a part of the project supported by the European Union in Indonesia #PartnershipsforSustainableCities2020. The project is funded by the European Union within the EuropeAid grant scheme.

Development Policy Foundation is an author of the idea and key provider of expertise know-how, supporting the project management and its implementation.

More about the project: http://fpr.org.pl/project/a-sustainable-urban-marketplace-participatory-urban-governance-for-safe-green-and-inclusive-fresh-market-management-in-indonesia/?fbclid=IwAR1QRSpKh5tSUWthwB_xY-OCNwXBXAWzPzB2gZ_0H4ACZUImkumCTCcd1iM

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On 23 April 2022, the delegation of Poland which consisted of delegation from Development Policy Foundation, together with delegation from Gmina Góra Kalwaria, went to the markets that will be potentially revitalized as a part of the project.

The markets include Wosia Market (Pasar Wosia) and Civil Market (Pasar Rakyat). In the market, delegations saw many local spices and fruits such as banana, jicama, sago, onion, etc.

One of the problems is that the traders were facilitated by the government to trade inside the market, which is considered cleaner and more organized. However, most of them chose to sell outside the market, which is closer and easier to reach for the buyer. The place inside is relatively empty and the outside is much more crowded. The waste from the market is also not yet segregated and well managed.

This activity is done under a project entitled “A Sustainable Urban Marketplace: Participatory urban governance for safe, green and inclusive fresh market management in Indonesia”. The project is implemented by the Municipality of Góra Kalwaria and Municipality of North Halmahera Humas Pemda Halut.

The activity is a part of the project supported by the European Union in Indonesia #PartnershipsforSustainableCities2020. The project is funded by the European Union within the EuropeAid grant scheme.

Development Policy Foundation is an author of the idea and key provider of expertise know-how, supporting the project management and its implementation.

More about the project: http://fpr.org.pl/project/a-sustainable-urban-marketplace-participatory-urban-governance-for-safe-green-and-inclusive-fresh-market-management-in-indonesia/?fbclid=IwAR1QRSpKh5tSUWthwB_xY-OCNwXBXAWzPzB2gZ_0H4ACZUImkumCTCcd1iM

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