National Webinar on an Orientation toward an Equitable Papua Development Policy – As an area that is often a source of conflict and struggle for resources, Papua must be approached with its development strategy in a holistic and equitable way, compared to other regions in Indonesia. This is as summarized in the STIA LAN Jakarta Polytechnic webinar with the title “Orientation toward an Equitable Papuan Development Policy”. The activity was attended by STIA LAN Polytechnic Students and Academic Civitas, and other general participants, held online via Zoom, Friday, December 17, 2021.

This webinar presents several speakers, one of which is the Director of the STIA LAN Jakarta Polytechnic, Prof. Dr. Nurliah Nurdin, M.A. In her presentation, Nurliah discussed the Development of Apparatus HR, Bureaucratic Reform and Public Services in Papua. Starting with the strategic issues of Papua 2019-2021,  Nurliah explained the strengthening of a sense of security and a conducive democratic atmosphere were the main foundations of development. Improving the quality of human resources (education, health and nutrition) both in terms of income group status, gender and between regions. Equitable and sustainable economic growth on the basis of commodities and local characteristics, reducing inequality, increasing equitable development and connectivity between regions and districts, as well as improving the quality of ecosystems and environmental services.

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According to Nurliah, the problems and management of personnel human resources in Papua are that the staffing service is not maximized yet, and the training education is not adequate yet. For this reason, the areas for reforming are carried out in the mental bureaucracy of the apparatus, organization, management, laws and regulations, human resources for the apparatus, supervision, accountability and public services.

The second resource person was Mardyanto Wahyu Triatmoko, S.IP., M.AP., M.PP., a researcher at the National Innovation Research Agency (BRIN). Mardyanto said that the development of Papua is just and conflict sensitive. Mardyanto started it with a flashback to Papua’s development policies, the failure of development policy factors, the position of Otsus in development and conflict resolution, development strategies (PP 107/2021 article 54(5), and the challenges of the new Otsus for development and conflict resolution. For this reason, efforts are needed to improve namely political decentralization as an instrument to support equitable development, research support to strengthen the operationalization of Otsus.

Other presenters are Drs. Oktorialdi, MA, Ph.D., an Expert Staff for Equity and Regional Affairs (Chairman of the Papua Desk Daily Implementing Team (Bappenas). Oktorialdi presented the matter on the integration of the development of the Papua special autonomy framework in 2022 – 2041. By discussing the macro indicators of Papua’s development, the breakthrough program Presidential Instruction No. 9 of 2020 concerning the Acceleration of Welfare Development in Papua and West Papua Provinces, realizing an equitable, independent and prosperous Papua and synchronizing funding programs in realizing a just Papua.

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