The Rinjani-Lombok Declaration on Sustaining Local Communities and Reducing Geohazard Risk

We, the 600 participants of the 6th Asia Pacific Geoparks Network Symposium from 30 countries – representing the Asia-Pacific Geoparks and other relevant stakeholders – gathered in Rinjani-Lombok UNESCO Global Geopark, Indonesia from the 3rd of September to the 6th of September 2019 to further implement the UNESCO Global Geoparks management concepts that aims to sustain local communities and reduce geohazard risks. We share our…

The 6th APGN Symposium Exhibition 2019 in NTB, Japan has 44 World Geoparks

You can get to know hundreds of world geoparks just by visiting the exhibition at the Asia Pacific Geopark Network international symposium at the Lombok Raya Hotel in Mataram.     All the booths showcase geoparks from all around the world, displaying information in the form of photo displays and brochures. There are also those who provide books about each geopark’s uniqueness in their country.…

The Development of Geoparks is Indonesia’s Priority for Sustainable Development

The development of geoparks has become one priority of the Indonesian government in encouraging sustainable development. Deputy for the Coordination of Human Resources, Technology and Maritime Culture, Ir. Safri Burhanuddin said that the Indonesian Government will continue to promote geopark as a breakthrough solution for sustainable economic development. “One of the most important things in developing geopark is sustainable economic development based on local communities,”…

NTB Governor: APGN Symposium Adds Strength for Revival

The Governor of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Dr. H. Zulkieflimansyah said that the appointment of Lombok as the location of the 2019 Asia Pacific Geopark Networks (APGN) Symposium was very meaningful for the people of NTB. It will be remembered as an important point in NTB’s history and used as motivation to reach the region’s full potential. In his speech at the opening ceremony of…

“Three Secrets of Rinjani” unveiled at Opening Ceremony of the APGN 2019

The 6th Asia Pacific Geopark Network Symposium, officially opened by the Governor of NTB, Dr. H. Zulkieflimansyah marked by the beating of the “Beleq” drum with the Executive Chairman of the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO, Arief Rachman; UNESCO Representative for Indonesia, Hans Dencker; Indonesian Deputy of Maritime Affairs, Syafri Burhanuddin; and APGN President, Guy Martini. The symposium, attended by hundreds of geologists and APGN…

West Nusa Tenggara Province Optimistic Tambora National Geopark Will Join the UNESCO Global Geopark Family Soon!

The chances of Tambora becoming a UNESCO Global Geopark are increasing. The eruption of Mount Tambora back in 1815 has also influenced the course of human history, something few other Geopark can claim. Mr. Guy Martini, Chair of the UNESCO Global Geopark Council called Tambora an interesting place. After watching the film showcasing Tambora Geopark, which was screened during the Welcome Dinner of the 6th…

APGN Advisory Committee Lose Over a “Cerorot” in Lombok-Sumbawa Heritage Carnival

Vice Governor in her remarks stated that this cultural carnival is a momentum to show the beauty of West Nusa Tenggara Province. That this is the most beautiful and comfortable place to visit. “Hopefully the whole world can see that West Nusa Tenggara Province, especially Lombok is ready to receive all its visitors after the earthquake last year,” said the Vice Governor, who is familiarly…

Lombok-Sumbawa Heritage Carnaval Goes Festive, APGN Participants Amazed!

NTB held a carnival titled Lombok-Sumbawa Heritage Carnival, presenting a wide variety of cultural processions in Mataram, Sunday (1/9). Starting from Ampenan on Lombok Island to Sape Bima on Sumbawa Island. The cultural event was very lively. Showing a variety of regional cultural arts. Starting from traditional fashions, art attractions and cultural patterns form all ethnicities in NTB, to a variety of culinary and other…

Pelecing, Beberok and Banana compote: “The Traditional Gourmet” of The 6th APGN Symposium

The 6th APGN 2019 Symposium’s success is not only measured by the ability of the host to manage various activities and events, but by how it introduces culture, tourism potential, and other forms of wealth. A prime example from Saturday night was the serving of North Lombok traditional dishes; Pelecing Kale, Beberok, and Banana compote. Domestic guests are no strangers to these amazing foods but…

“Break and Chat”

After long discussions and debates, from 8:30 to 13:40. The meeting adjourned for rest and lunch at the restaurant. Still filled with vigor, the delegates did not want to spend their break in vain and continued to have more small discussions while enjoying the lunch prepared by the committee. These small conversations will certainly enrich the talks that will be continued at 14:30 Central Indonesian…