IDENTIFICATION OF STAKEHOLDER IN THE MANAGEMENT OF GEOPARK CILETUH IN SUKABUMI, WEST JAVA INDONESIA
Journal: Geological Behavior (GBR)
Author: Santoso Tri Raharjo, Nurliana Cipta Apsari, Sahadi Humaedi, Meilanny Budiarti Santoso
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Geopark is an innovation of protection for geological, biological and cultural diversity. Protection implementation need strong and active participation from many stakeholders such as government, private, media, academically and, most importantly is local communities. Collaborative and cooperation between stakeholders need to begin from the early of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The pentahelix model, a five-party partnership can be applied as a model in the protection and maintenance of Geopark-Ciletuh, South-Sukabumi of West Java. The aim of the study is to identify stakeholders that are involved in the management of Geopark Ciletuh in Sukabumi. The study focuses on the interaction between the stakeholders identified in the management of the Ciletuh Geopark. The research is using descriptive method with qualitative approach and the data are collected from primary and secondary sources. The informants were purposively determined, based on consideration and goals connected with the focus of the research. The informants in the research is various parties connected with the effort of mapping the stakeholders in local community within the area of Ciletuh Geopark of Southern Sukabumi. The result show that the five-party partnership model (pentahelix) can be expanded and explored according to the needs of interested community groups on Geopark Ciletuh protection. Efforts to protect Geopark Ciletuh by involving various parties need to be implemented in harmony so it is expected also to generate the socio-economic conditions of local communities. Increasing local knowledge of the importance of Geopark Ciletuh protection can be implemented by increasing the income of the people as the number of tourists’ increases.