FAI UMY Alumni Represented Indonesia in International Forums

An Alumnus of the Islamic Studies Faculty of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (FAI UMY), Ananto Isworo was chosen as one of 2 Indonesian representatives invited to attend the Global Forum on Environment – Mainstreaming Gender and Empowering Women for Environmental Sustainability. The forum was organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, 5-6 March 2020.

The Founder of the Shadaqoh Sampah Movement and member of the Muhammadiyah Central Board’s Tabligh Council was sent by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) of the Republic of Indonesia, together with Wilda Yanti from the Waste Bank-based Enterprise Social Waste Management who currently serves as Secretary-General of the Indonesian Waste Bank Association (ASOBSI) ).

Ananto Isworo, the founder of the Sadaqah Sampah Movement (GSS) Village of Brajan Tamantirto, Bantul, in the forum shared about his garbage donations activities and Eco Mosque movement. He explained how waste can be used for education, food and health benefits for the poor and orphans. Among his movement’s 40 volunteers, 10 of them are women.

“Women’s ability to mobilize waste management education is enormous, and the role of women as primary educators for a sustainable environment is very important,” Ananto said.

The Trash Bank, Shadaqah Sampah, and Eco Mosque Movement were welcomed by various countries, including the Saudi Arabia delegation.

The results of the meeting which was attended by experts from various countries, including the Indonesian delegation led by the International Industry and Trade KLHK SAM, will be recommendations for environmental preservation around the world by involving various components across gender, across ages, across religions and across countries.


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