Last month at the Palangka Raya Christian University hall, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony was held between the Borneo Nature Foundation and Palangka Raya Christian University (UNKRIP) to mark the start of a new partnership.
The MoU was signed by Bernat Ripoll Capilla (BNF Field Director) and Dr.Siun Jarias, SH.MH (Rector of UNKRIP).
This MOU records the commitment of each party to work together to further research, conservation, education, capacity building and outreach efforts in Central Kalimantan including, but not limited to, the UNKRIP KHDTK (a designated forest area with special purpose) in Kabupaten Kapuas and BNF’s Barito Ulu Programme, in particular the Rekut Research Area.
This collaboration also provides new opportunities for UNKRIP students to develop their knowledge and experience, especially in the field of forestry and biodiversity, through BNF’s programmes.
“Borneo Nature Foundation is very pleased to sign this agreement with UNKRIP today, we hope it will be a successful collaboration for many years,” said Bernat Ripoll in his speech. “Research and conservation initiatives require co-working, joint efforts and strong partnerships to succeed.”
The ceremony was also attended by Riethma Yustiningtyas (BNF Chairperson) and Yunsiska Ermiasi (BNF Conservation Manager) and representing UNKRIP Daya Bakti Gara as Chairman of Eka Sinta Academy Foundation, Dr.Tresia Kristiana as Vice Rector I, Lukas S, Pi, M. Si as Vice Rector II, along with their staff and student representatives from various faculties. (VA)