Welcome to the official website of the 6th APGN Symposium 2019. This website presents a comprehensive information about the 6th Asia Pacific Geoparks Network Symposium in 2019. This event will be  held at Geopark Rinjani-Lombok from August, 31st to September, 6th 2019. All elements of the society in Lombok Island ranging from the geosite community to the West Nusa Tenggara Provincial Government will be involved in managing this event.  The 2019 APGN Symposium, as one of the international events, indirectly provide the opportunities to showcase the existing condition of Lombok Island, which hit by the earthquakes in July 2018. We will love to welcome you all to our Rinjani-Lombok geopark, a very romantic, bombastic and fantastic; Rinjani-Lombok Geopark: The Tropical Bridge between Asia and Australia.

The committee takes the theme “Contributing to the UNESCO Global Geoparks Toward Local Communities and Reducing Geohazard Risk”. This theme promotes the success of the UNESCO Global Geopark as one of the networks that directly contributed to the Sustainable Development Goals and local communities. In parallel, reducing geohazard risk aims to remind all of us that the whole Asia Pacific regions need to prepare disaster risk reduction strategies. The new geological disaster that hit Lombok is an example of the importance of disaster the risk reduction. This main theme will be divided into 5 topics that will be discussed for 4 days at the Symposium followed a-day excursion to the main geosites of Rinjani-Lombok Geopark.

Rinjani-Lombok Geopark is located in Lombok Island, and formed as a result of volcanic activities within relatively young rock ages. However, the geological heritages in this geopark can give a wonderful impression and experience to the 6th APGN Symposium participants. We are committed to provide the best services for all participants of this event. I hope that the symposium can provide a networking platform to enhance discussion and knowledge of among APGN members, geopark experts and scientists for sustaining the development of geopark in the near future. See you soon in Lombok, and thank you very much.

General Manager,

CHAIRUL MAHSUL