Government Science Explains the Concept of Institutional- Based Village Environmental Resilience

The community service team from Government Science Study Program Universitas Brawijaya consisting of Tia Subekti, S.IP., MA and Irma Fitriana Ulfah, S.IP., M.Si has carried out community service activities in Ngroto Village, Pujon District, Malang Regency, Wednesday (8/6/2022).

This community service activity takes the theme of realizing environmental resilience from an institutional perspective. The theme was raised based on an analysis of the local community’s environmental problems regarding the problem of household waste and the problem of livestock waste being channeled into the river.

The Lecturer of Government Science UB, Tia Subekti, S.IP., MA said that environmental resilience is included in the category of Developing Village Index (DVI) and is included in the Elements of Village SDGs. The village government is also given a mandate in the Village Law Number 6 of 2014 concerning villages in article 78 paragraph 1 and 80 paragraph 4.

“From the law, the village has an obligation to pay attention to the environment in realizing community development and welfare,” he said.

Tia Subekti also emphasized the need for institutional efforts that can be carried out by the village government in realizing environmental resilience, namely firstly making a village regulation on environmental conservation efforts. Second, allocate the village budget to overcome environmental problems (green budgeting).

“Then thirdly, form a working group or task force that handles environmental issues. Fourth, make waste management through BUMDes. Fifth, protect the environment based on local wisdom,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the Lecturer of Government Science UB, Irma Fitriana Ulfah emphasized that efforts to create an environment cannot only rely on the village government. Since the village government has limitations with many responsibilities in carrying out other main tasks.

“There needs to be a high level of public awareness, for example in managing livestock waste so that it does not flow directly into the river. This rules need to be reaffirmed in the village regulation on the environment that has been prepared by the village,” she continued.

On the other hand, the Head of Ngroto Village Mr. Prayogi, SH said that institutionally Ngroto Village Government has taken strategic steps to realize environmental resilience such as making village regulation on waste management, forming a working group and allocating a budget.

“However, these efforts cannot be carried out optimally to manage waste, it can only be around 20%,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sudrahman, a representative of Ngroto Village BPD, said that village has also made efforts to maintain environmental resilience with local wisdom.

“In our village there is a HIPPA (Water User Farmers Association) where we have to hold a celebration at the spring by slaughtering 50 chickens every year. This is also our way to maintain the sustainability of water sources,” he explained.

In closing, Ngroto Village government expressed their gratitude for holding this activity and hoped that similar activities would provide knowledge in order to increase the human resource capacity of Ngroto village government itself.

This activity was attended by stakeholders consisting of the Head of Ngroto Village, Prayogi, SH along with the ranks of Ngroto village apparatus, BPD, BUMDes managers, tourist village managers, cultural and religious leaders, PKK to village youth organizations. The activity started at 08.00 until 11.30 WIB at Ngroto Village Hall. (Humas FISIP/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)

  From Berita UB