(23/1) Eka Hafsari, Student of D3 Management Study Program SV UGM 2017, won the Best Paper Award ASEAN Student Conference 2019. The title of her paper is Forest Protection Group and Springs Preserves as Life Supporters of Mendiro Village. The ASEAN Student Conference (ASC) was held at Universiti Utara Malaysia, 20-26 January 2019.
ASC has been held for two years; ASEAN students can send their papers related to the environment and those who are qualified will be invited to attend the conference. The conference aims to understand the background of environmental problems and find solutions in regional, national, and international level.
Eka was motivated to take part in this activity because she felt she had anxiety in the field of environment, especially deforestation of forest. Despite her concern that not many teenagers didn’t care about the forest, many adults still care about their environment.
During the conference, Eka participated in several events including phonferences, forum and discussion, bonding, games, and field trips. The participants are varied from Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, even Brunei Darussalam.
“I’m happy that when I bring the issue here, it seems like we face the same problem. I can offer different innovations that can be easily applied throughout the country,” she said. She hopes that the teenagers would love to understand more about the background of environmental problem in Indonesia and could find solutions to solve these problems.