Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge 2020: The Final Phase

What the Challenge is about

Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge 2020 is our capacity-building program that challenges and inspires Indonesia's Young River Leaders to contribute their own original ideas and solutions towards the sustainable development of river basins.

In this first edition, the Challenge took place in the Welang River, East Java, where it suffered from a number of water-related problems, many of these problems were caused by man-made disturbances in the river catchment area.

Phase III of Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge 2020: The Final Battle

After five months of fun and educative learning, Indonesia Healthy Rivers Challenge 2020 eventually came to its final phase. Following Phase I in November 2020 with a field visit and Phase II from November 2020 to March 2021 with online mentoring session activities, all the five teams were about to present their grand designs about their solutions for the Welang River.

Phase III of the Challenge was held on 15-18 March 2021 in Pasuruan, East Java with the main agenda of final presentation from the incredible teams and then, winner announcement.

 

Day 1

To begin the first day of Phase III, an opening speech was delivered by our representative, Mr. Rangga Rishar. Thereafter, all the five teams straight away went for group discussion with their mentors to finalize their designs and came up with banners in Bahasa and English to promote their ideas as the solution for the Welang River. They also used this time to put their magical finishing touch on their presentation and do the rehearsal to deliver their ideas perfectly in front of the mentors and experts.

 

Day 2

After a long journey of identifying problems, brewing ideas and multiple mentoring sessions, finally, our Young River Leaders were ready to present their grand designs. This final presentation was attended by experts and guests, both present in Pasuran and joined online from the Netherlands. Each team was given 20 minutes to pitch their ideas that followed by a Q&A session where the experts took turns to ask questions and gave constructive inputs. With that being said, what did each team come to offer?

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