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Aspiring Geopark Gorontalo
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Aspiring Geopark Gorontalo

This video, titled "Aspiring Geopark Gorontalo," explains how various stakeholders and scientists are working together as a Community of Practice (COP) to learn and discuss scientific knowledge and indigenous knowledge about nature and culture at potential Geopark sites in Gorontalo Province in order to establish the Gorontalo Geopark. Geoparks could be one of the sustainable eco-tourism options that can provide job possibilities and opportunities for people to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Despite the fact that the pandemic Covid-19 crisis is still ongoing, we are working together to find a better solution to advance our Geopark activities.

Activities of the Natural Fiber Research Group; Process of making sugar palm fiber nets
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Activities of the Natural Fiber Research Group; Process of making sugar palm fiber nets

This is the summary of the process of making sugar palm fiber nets. We are currently collaborating with local people of Bone Bolango Regency who have indigenous knowledge (such as the knowledge of creating a traditional net with the fibers of the sugar palm stalks around them), officers of the local government (Bone Bolango Regency), the researchers of SRIREP and State University of Gorontalo, and the private sector such as ESPECMIC Co., Lt. in order to develop a sustainable new industry which will also help to reduce the poverty problem. Currently, in West Tulabolo Village, the villagers, including those who work in the mine, have started the Moopiya Group, and work together with us to manufacture goods using the Sugar Palm.

Problems of the Limboto Lake
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Problems of the Limboto Lake

Due to the alarming condition of natural disasters and environmental pollution of Limboto Lake, the researchers of SRIREP Project led by the project leader, Professor Masayuki Sakakibara together with the researchers of the State University of Gorontalo are collaborating with Gorontalo Provincial Government to do more cooperate research in order to make the future potentials of surrounding inhabitants.

Making Karawo – Karawo Makers
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Making Karawo – Karawo Makers

Traditional Embroidery Karawo is one of the social icons of Gorontalo residents with an interesting long history. Currently, around 3,000 women, the majority of them are housewives are involved in Gorontalo in Karawo making.

TREPSEA2018 Conference – Video
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TREPSEA2018 Conference – Video

The 3rd international conference of the Transdisciplinary Research on Environmental Problems in Southeast Asia (TREPSEA2018) was held at Hotel TC Damhil UNG on August 11 – 12, 2018 in Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia.