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Reclamation of Mine-Impacted Land for Ecosystem Recovery
by : Nimisha Tripathi, Raj Shekhar Singh, Colin D. Hills

Update: 19 Feb 2018
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2017 SEAMEO BIOTROP Training Courses,
Seminars and Workshops New!

Training has been a major mandate of SEAMEO BIOTROP since its establishment in 1968. This mandate is aimed at helping produce a cadre of improved human resources in Southeast Asia on various aspects of tropical biology that are capable of bringing innovation and growth in their areas of work toward contributing to the total sustainable development of their respective countries. This mandate is being carried out by the Centre through funding support from the Government of Indonesia, SEAMEO Special Education Development Fund, and other national and international funding partners.

Through the years, the Centre has continuously addressed the knowledge and skills development needs of clost to 10,000 professionals and students from government and private institutions on a wide range of topics on tropical biology.

For 2017, the Centre has lined up 17 national training courses, 4 regional training courses, and 2 In-country training courses

All of the courses are coordinated and facilitated by the Centre's in-house scientists supported by relevant logistical units, including the BIOTROP Information and Training Centre.

Detail of Training Courses, Seminar, Workshop, and Conference

Training/Learning Event

Tentative Date
of Implementation

Overall Coordinator

Regional Training Course, Seminar, Workshop

Roundtable Meeting on Establishing a Mangrove Conservation Education Program in Indonesia and Thailand

(4th week) April


Regional Seminar-Workshop on Mainstreaming Invasive Alien Species Control and Management in the Agriculture University Curriculum in Southeast Asia
Regional Training on Risk Analysis of IAS

(4th week) July


Regional Seminar-Workshop on Strengthening & Harmonizing Halal Food Research and Processing in Southeast Asia for Global Market

(2nd week) August


In-Country Training Course, Seminar, Workshop

In-country Training on Urban Agriculture for Malaysian Special Education Teachers

(1st week) August


In-country Training on Urban Farming for Vietnamese Community Learning Centre Educators and Special Education Teachers

4-8 September


National Training Course, Seminar, Workshop

First Quarterly Public Seminar

17 January 2017

Pak Harry

Training on Digitizing Herbarium Collection

20-24 February

Dr. Sri

Training on Basic Food Processing for SEAMEO STAR Village Housewives

24, 25, 29 Maret


National Training on Managing Stored Product Pests through Good Fumigation Practices

3-6 April

Dr. Idham/Bu Wiwied

Second Quarterly Public Seminar

17 April

Dr. Dewi

National Training on School Garden for Student Literacy and Nutritional Improvement

(2nd week) July


Training on Basic Entrepreneurship for SEAMEO STAR Village Farmers and Housewives

(2nd week) July


National Training on Spatial Dynamic Modeling for Agricultural Production Planning

(3rd week) July

Dr. Sari

Focus Group Discussion on Reactivating RCE Bogor

3rd July


National Training on Prevention and Control of Mycotoxin in Food and Feedstuff

(4th week) August

Dr. Okky/Bu Santi

National Training on Optimizing Spatial Technology for Development Planning of Coastal Areas and Small Islands

4-8 September

Prof. Vincent

National Training on Monoxenic in vitro culture of Mycorrhiza

11-15 September

Dr. Dewi

Training on Application of Marine Acoustic Technology for Tropical Marine Biota Exploration and Conservation

3rd September

Henry Manik, Ph.D

National Training on Improving Aquaponic Production System through Biofloc Technology Application

25-29 September

Dr. Nurbambang

3rd Quarterly Public Seminar

(4th week) September


National Training on Management of Invasive Alien Plant Species for Sumatra Island

(2nd week) October

Dr. Bambang (from Jambi University)

Fourth Quarterly Public Seminar

(2nd week) November


1. All interested parties are requested to submit duly accomplished application form to the seminar coordinator (cc: on or before the deadline.
2. SEAMEO BIOTROP has the right to cancel or postpone the implementation of this seminar if the number of participants does not reach the minimum target of 30.
3. For further details on the course, kindly directly email the seminar coordinator.

Application Procedures
All interested parties are required to submit the prescribed application form to SEAMEO BIOTROP either through  slow mail (SEAMEO BIOTROP, PO Box 116, Bogor, Indonesia) or e-mail through the designated coordinators.  Application form can be downloaded from SEAMEO BIOTROP website:
Training Application Form
* English version
* Indonesian version
Duly accomplished application forms must be submitted at least 1 month before the start of any training course/seminar/workshop for screening purposes.  The specific deadlines are indicated in the respective learning activities.
SEAMEO BIOTROP shall send acceptance letters to qualified participants.

Admission Requirements
All training courses and other learning activities are open all interested parties but priority is given to  nationals of SEAMEO member countries especially for sponsored courses. However, those categorized as national training courses are exclusively for Indonesian participants only.
Interested parties must satisfy the following basic requirements for admission:
1.   Have at least a B.Sc. degree, or its equivalent, related to the training
2.   Be proficient in spoken and written English for regional/international training courses
3.   Be in good health as certified by a physician
4.   Must have a regular appointment in the organization he/she is affiliated with

Other specific requirements per training will come from the coordinators.

Training Course Design
  1. Most, if not all, of the training courses are designed within a one-week duration.
  2. Depending on the nature of the training course,  training methods/activities usually consist of lecture-discussions, field trip/practicum, small group workshops, individual assignments, and laboratory exercises.  These training methods/activities are meant to address the knowledge and skills development needs of the participants on the subject matter of their interest.
  3. Lecture notes and other training materials are given to the participants during or toward the end of the training course depending on the resource persons and on the nature of activities that the particants will undergo.
  4. Participants are expected to produce specific individual and/or group outputs during and toward the end of the training course as requirements for completion.  These outputs are meant to gauge the level of learning achieved by the participants as a result of their training attendance.  The outputs could also serve as inputs to explore possibilities for future collaboration with the participants’ organization and SEAMEO BIOTROP, thus, sustaining training impacts.
  5. SEAMEO BIOTROP training courses are meant to establish networks of professionals to sustain exchange of information and experiences, further develop knowledge base on the subject matters, and forge inter-organizational collaborations.  Participants that would successfully complete any training course shall automatically be included in SEAMEO BIOTROP’s database of training alumni.

Implementation Scheme
  1. Unless otherwise indicated, all training courses are conducted at the SEAMEO BIOTROP headquarter in Bogor, Indonesia.  Participants are housed in cottages inside the Centre campus.
  2. The medium for instruction for national training courses is Bahasa Indonesia and English for regional/international training courses.
  3. Cancellation of participation shall be made by concerned individuals one week before the start of the training course through a formal letter to be submitted to SEAMEO BIOTROP either via email to the designated coordinator  or fax (+62 251 8326851).  The letter must be addressed to the designated coordinator.
  4. SEAMEO BIOTROP gives two types of training certificate depending on the compliance of the participants on the undertaking the training course requirements as follows:
    a. Certificate of Completion for participants who have completed at least 80 percent training attendance and activities.
    b. Certificate of Participation for participants who have completed less than 80 percent of training attendance and activities.
  1. SEAMEO BIOTROP has the right to cancel/postpone the implementation of any training course if the number of participants is less than 12.  The Centre shall announce the cancellation/postponement of a training course 10 working days before target date of implementation.