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

Update: 18 Jul 2019
Published: since 1 Mar 2008

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2019 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 2019, the Centre has lined up 21 national training courses, and 6 regional 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

In-country, Regional, and International Level



Date and Venue

Course Leader /Coordinator


In-country Training onSchool Gardening for Improving Student Literacy, Nutrition, andEntrepreneurship

Cambodia (or Brunei)
2nd week of October

Dr.Irdika Mansur


Regional Meeting onDeveloping Curricular Framework and Policy Brief on Agro Food Systems inHigher Education Institutions in Southeast Asia

BIOTROP, Indonesia
August or September

Dr.Irdika Mansur


International Conference on Mining andEnvironmental Technology (ICMET)

Mataram, NTT
2nd week of July

JoniSafaat Adiansyah, Ph.D


International Conference onSilviculture

InstitutPertanian Bogor
2ndweek of September

DrIr Prijanto Pamoengkas, MscFTrop


SCESAP International Symposium: CoastalEcosystem and Biodiversity of Asia-Pasific in achieveing SDG 14

2ndweek of August



SEA Creative Camp Online TrainingBatch 4

BIOTROP, Indonesia
March – June

DewiSuryani, MM


National Level



Date and Venue

Course Leader /Coordinator


Workshop on DevelopingSeaweed Industry in Central Sulawesi Province

BIOTROP, Indonesia
1st week of February

Dr.Erina Sulistiani


Workshop on Developing TeachingMaterials for Environmental and Biosystems Management Program Study

UII, Yogyakarta
1st week of March

Dr.Joni Aldilla Fajri


Training of Trainers on Identification andControl of Invasive Alien Plant Species for Agriculture Vocational SchoolsTeacher

BIOTROP, Indonesia
4th week of March

Dr.Soekisman Tjitrosoedirdjo, M.Sc


Training of Trainers on Fumigation andIntegrated Pest Management

BIOTROP, Indonesia
2nd week of April

Ir.Sri Widayanti, M.Si


Training of Trainers on Utilization of Data and GeospatialInformation for Land Potential Analysis

BIOTROP, Indonesia
4th week of April



Trainingof Trainers inSpatial Analysis for Local Agriculture Resources to Support Food SecurityProgram

BIOTROP, Indonesia
4th week of June



Follow Up Workshop onDeveloping Agri-based STEM Education Materials

BIOTROP, Indonesia
4th week of June

Dr.Irdika Mansur


4th National Training onSchool Gardening for Improving Students’ Literacy, Nutrition, andEntrepreneurship

BIOTROP, Indonesia
1st week of July

Dr.Irdika Mansur


3rd National Training onApplications of Acoustic Technology for Archaelogical Studies, Marine BiotaInventory and Conservation

BIOTROP, Indonesia
1st week of August

Prof.Henry Manik


National Conference onSilviculture

Medan, North Sumatera
3rd week of August

Dr.Apri Iswanto


Training of Trainer Identifikasi Cendawan Penghasil Mikotoksin secara Morfologi danMolekular

BIOTROP, Indonesia
4th week of August

Ir.Ina Retnowati


2nd National Training onSchool-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
2nd week of September

Dr.Zulhamsyah Imran


Training of Trainer Introduction of Silvopasture for Animal Husbandry and ForestryVocational School Teachers

BIOTROP, Indonesia
4th week of July

Dr.Irdika Mansur


Training on Urban Farmingfor School and Community-based Entrepreneurship Development

Samosir, Sumatera Utara
3rd week of September

Prof.Arief Sabdo


Workshop on AssessingSEAMEO STAR Village Program

BIOTROP, Indonesia
4th week of September

Dr.Irdika Mansur


Workshop on DeerDevelopment Program

BIOTROP, Indonesia

Dr.Irdika Mansur


1st QuarterlyPublic Seminar
” Development of MiningReclamation Technology in Indonesia”

BIOTROP, Indonesia
3rd week of February

DewiSuryani, MM


2nd QuarterlyPublic Seminar
“Badan Usaha Milik Petanisebagai Jalan Menuju Kemandirian Petani Indonesia”

BIOTROP, Indonesia
2nd week of May

DewiSuryani, MM


3rd QuarterlyPublic Seminar

BIOTROP, Indonesia
2nd week of August

DewiSuryani, MM


4th QuarterlyPublic Seminar

BIOTROP, Indonesia
4th week of September

DewiSuryani, MM


Life Skills OnlineTraining Courses on:  a) Hydroponic; b)Aquaponic; c) Mushroom; d) Tissue Culture Production

BIOTROP, Indonesia

DewiSuryani, MM


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.