Humorous and relax are the characteristics which best describes Chairperson of PP KAGAMA and Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo. Ganjar became guest speaker for Bachelor and Diploma Graduation Debriefing Periode August at 2nd floor of Grha Sabha Pramana, on Tuesday (20/8).
To begin with this event, Ganjar opened up his speech with several inspirative stories to give description that there are many ways of human to reach their goals. Moreover, Ganjar also said about how present technology and communication could connect many people. Ganjar encouraged the graduates to be able to disrupt bureaucracy system by using technology communication especially social media.
„The world has changing. Disruptive era has many challenges to be encountered. Millenials must have the idea and behavior, even innovate so they could affect the world’s civilization especially in sharing kindness,” he said.
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) has known as ‘thriving college’. Moreover, UGM also known as a university that closes to the people. Ganjar gave the bigger picture of how UGM alumni special characteristics in the work field. UGM alumni always known for its less aggressive move but agile in finishing their job.
As Chairperson of PP KAGAMA, Ganjar must bring UGM characteristics which represent the university.
„KAGAMA is integrated, not only in Indonesia, but also all around the world. UGM alumni always maintain the connection among each other wherever they are,” said Ganjar who just inaugurate several KAGAMA communities overseas.
During this event, Ganjar shared information related to “Garbage Politics” which has multi-interpretative meaning, but this phrase has denotation meaning that means politics about garbage which becomes global issues.
„In Indonesia, there is 64 million tons of garbage every year. This is very disadvantageous for the environment,” he added.
Ganjar hoped that with many UGM alumni which come from many disciplines, they could create regulation or technology about trash management which safe for the environment. Sweden has become one of developed countries that have advanced trash management and even they have to import trash for their energy resources. Moreover, Sweden also created futuristic trash management where every houses have their own trash delivery machine that directly distributed to the processor as substitute to garbage truck.
Through several videos, Ganjar advised the graduates to increase their awareness about the importance of environment health for our lives sustainability.
“SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) has spoken about how environment or environmental-oriented development,” said Ganjar who will held “Kongres Sampah” (Garbage Congress) to raise people’s awareness toward the environment.
UGM is developing sociopreneurship which become an important thing. Many issues related to environment garbage has become problem for life sustainability, and one of them is the behavior of the human itself.
„I do not know which one of these graduates who will get interested to solve this problem. Maybe graduates from Psychology Department will talk about how behavior could be developed, Law Department could make better regulation and policies, Engineering Department could think about how to make cool management devices, and Agriculture Department will process the compost,” added Ganjar in front of more than 2000 graduates.
Garbage issue is such a huge problem for Indonesia recently. Every UGM alumni must take this chance to change Indonesia into a better country. Indonesia’s future must be planned from today and change our behavior to always look out for our environment.
“Sociopreneur must always developed because human behavior will become starting point for better change. I am sure that these graduates can be problem solvers for this country,” he said. [Alumni Relations/Article:Winona;Translated by Irzha; Photo: Aan/Wildan]