The 6th Asia Pacific Geoparks Network(APGN) symposium will be held from September 3rd-6th 2019 in Rinjani-Lombok UNESCO Global Geopark, Indonesia. This event will provide participates from Asia-Pacific UNESCO Global Geoparks as well as National Geoparks from Indonesia and Asia-Pacific countries with the opportunity to actively share ideas while deepening understanding among APGN. This Symposium is organized by local government of West Nusa Tenggara Province.

About 800 people are expected to participate in the symposium including geoparks managements, scientists and the government representatives from all over the world . The theme of the 6th APGN will be focused on “”. UNESCO Global Geoparks Contribute for Sustaining Local Communities and Reducing Geohazard Risk”.

Along  the theme, 5 related topics will be disscussed. “Empowering local socio-economic sustainable development; Engaging Communities, geohazard risk and recovery; Popularizing scientific knowledge for public education; Promoting aspiring global geoparks & Networking volcanic landscape global geoparks”. Participates  from Asia-Pacific countries will get together to share knowledges about the natural heritage and mitigation of geohazard through creative and active engagement.


  • Global Geoparks Network (GGN)
  • Asia Pacific Geoparks Network (APGN)
  • Indonesian Geoparks Network
  • Local government of West Nusa Tenggara Province
  • Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Natural Resources
  • Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Steering Committee

1 Dr. Zulkieflimansyah Governor of West Nusa Tenggara Province
2 Dr. Ir. Safri Burhanuddin, DEA Deputy IV for Human Resources Coordination, Science and Technology and Maritime Culture
3 Ir. Rizki Handayani, MBTM Deputy for Industrial and Institutional Development, Ministry of Tourism.
4  Liela Ubaidi Minister Expert in the Field of Museums, Geopark, and Infrastructure of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
5 Ir. Rudy Suhendar, M.Sc, Head of Geological Agency, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
6  Ir. Wiratno, M.Sc Directorate General of Natural Resource Conservation and Ecosystems
7  Dr. Hilmar Farid Director General of Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture
8 Ir. Arifin Rudiyanto, M.Sc Deputy for Maritime and Natural Resources
9 Ir. Josaphat Rizal Primana, M.Sc Director of Energy, Mineral and Mining Resources
10 Prof. Arief Rachman Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO
11 Nia Niscaya, SH., MBA Deputy for Marketing Development II, Ministry of Tourism
12 Dr. Ing. Abdur Rohim Boy Berawi Deputy for Education and Development Research, Indonesian Creative Economy Agency
13 Ir. Budi Martono President of Indonesian Geoparks Network
14 H. Fauzan Khalid, S.Ag, M.Si Regent of West Lombok
15 H. Moh. Suhaili FT, SH. Regent of Central Lombok
16 H. M. Sukiman Azmy Regent of East Lombok
17 Dr. H. Najmul Akhyar, SH., MH. Regent of North Lombok
18 H. Ahyar Abduh Major of Mataram City

Scientific Committee

No Name Nation Institution/ Origin
1 Dr. Miguel Clusener-godt France UNESCO
2 Prof. Nikolas Zouros Greece GGN President
3 Dr. Guy Martini France Chairman of UGG council
4 Prof. Dr. HE Qingcheng China Koordinator APGN AC
5 Prof.Ibrahim Komoo Malaysia Vice President of GGN
6  Dr. Mahito Watanabe Japan APGN AC
7 Dr. Soojae Lee Korea APGN AC
8 Dr. Tran Tan Van Vietnam APGN AC
9 Prof. Setsuya Nakada Japan APGN AC
10 Dr. Ka Ming Yeung Hongkong Head of Hongkong UGG of China
11 Hanang Samodra, M.Sc., Indonesia APGN AC
12 Prof. Zhang Jianping China APGN AC
13 Maurizio Burlando Italy GM of Parko Beigua
14 Dr. Yunus Kusumabrata Indonesia The acceleration team of Indonesian geopark
15 Azwir Malaon Indonesia The acceleration team of Indonesian geopark
16 Prof. Dr. H. Lalu Husni, S.H., M.Hum. Indonesia Rector of Mataram University
17 Drs. H. Arsyad Abdul Gani, M.Pd Indonesia Rector of Muhammadiyah Mataram University
18 Prof. Kusno, DEA, Ph.D. Indonesia Teacher Training Institute of Education of Mataram
19 Dr. Khirjan Nahdi, M.Hum (Universitas Hamzanwadi) Indonesia Teacher Training Institute of Education of Mataram
20 Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Windia Adnyana Indonesia Teacher Training Institute of Education of Mataram


Rinjani-Lombok UNESCO Global Geopark

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: April 30th 2019
  • Early registration deadline: April 30th 2019
  • Regular registration deadline: July 15th 2019
  • Late registration deadline : August 15th 2019
  • Exhibition application deadline: July 31st 2019