Focus Group Discussion and Socialization of Laboratorium Desa 2017

In presenting the output of Laboratorium Desa (Village Laboratory) in 2016 as the the base for the next agenda namely “Pusat Pembelajaran Pelayanan Sosial Dasar 2017” (The Center for Learning the Basic Social Service 2017), Institute of Research and Community Services – University of Brawijaya conducted “Focus Group Discussion and Socialization of Laboratorium Desa 2017” on Friday-Saturday, May 5-7th, 2017 at Klub Bunga Butik & Resort, Batu.

This meeting was opened officially by Head of LPPM UB, Prof. Woro Busono. In his opening speech, he stated the importance to build village in improving the community economy level through Laboratorium Desa program which done in 2016 in collaboration with Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration of Republic of Indonesia (Kemendesa). Hopefully, the program could be continued in order to intensely develop the potency and uniqueness of both Sumurup village (at Bendungan sub-district, Trenggalek regency)and Gondowangi village (at Wagir sub-district, Malang Regency). Head of the program, Dr. Maftuch, added that the continuation of Laboratorium Desa program is The Center for Learning the Basic Social Service 2017. The next program would pay close attention to the correction and input of the previous program.

The socialization of the next program in 2017 was presented by the experts of the program, Mr. Septimawan Sutopo, M.Si. Further in discussion session, 25 participants, consisting of village administration staff, head of Sub-district and the representative of local department of community and village, explained the systematic plan about the important activity to be emphasized in 2017.

Hopefully, the two villages could be the national reference in conducting Laboratorium Desa in supporting each local government vision and mission.