IPB University Achieves Best I in the Higher Education Category in Indonesia’s SDGs Action Awards 2023
IPB University again achieved the achievement as Best I in the Higher Education category in the Indonesia’s SDGs Action Awards 2023. The award was organised by the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) at the Royal Ambarukmo Hotel Ballroom, Yogyakarta on 6/11.
Rector of IPB University, Prof Arif Satria expressed his gratitude for this achievement. The award was achieved thanks to the contribution and participation of all IPB University residents, namely lecturers, education staff (tendik) and students for their hard work together in realising the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“IPB University will continue to commit and contribute to accelerating the achievement of SDGs in Indonesia, so we are currently running various programmes that focus on impact,” said Prof Arif.
He added, the existence of IPB University must provide impact, both to society, environmental sustainability and for economic growth and poverty. Prof Arif Satria hoped that IPB University would provide more benefits to the country of Indonesia.
Meanwhile, Dr H Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning (PPN)/Head of Bappenas said that currently all countries in the world are facing considerable challenges. At the SDGs Summit, which is part of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly last September, the UN Secretary-General said that only 15 per cent of all SDGs global targets have been achieved.
“Therefore, it will take another 42 years to achieve the SDGs if there is no acceleration or innovation to accelerate it. However, Indonesia’s SDGs achievements can be said to be better,” he said.
He explained that the achievement of Indonesia’s SDGs indicators reached 62 per cent of the total targets that could be evaluated. So Indonesia is considered the most progressive in achieving SDGs in the category of countries with middle and upper income.
“Of course there are still many challenges in a number of Indonesian regions in terms of social, economic, environmental and governance aspects in this dynamic situation,” Dr Suharso explained. (IAAS/RUM)