February 10th, 2011

he strategic issue of climate change becomes an important concern for countries in the world, both developed and developing countries. In line with this phenomenon, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization-Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA) held the Asia Pacific Forum: Youth Action on Climate Change through Cultural Exploration Expression on 24 to 27 January 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop was supported by the ASEAN Foundation and the Japan Foundation. It aims to convey a message related the phenomenon of climate change through a cultural approach and increase collaboration among Asia Pacific countries to address the climate change impacts.

It was attended by approximately 150 participants as state representatives from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Macau, Vietnam, Laos, and Australia. One of the delegates from Indonesia who were selected to present an abstract was Doddy Juli Irawan, a researcher of CCROM-SEAP LPPM IPB with the title “Climate Challenge: Reflection and Strategy towards Sustainable Development in Indonesia”. The presentation by the representatives of IPB was different from those of the other participants because it was delivered through the media of “Wayang Kulit” (puppet show).

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