The Role of Posdaya in Shaping Community Empowerment: Case Study at Cikarawang Village, Bogor, Indonesia
Keywords:community empowerment, community development program, Posdaya
Pos Pemberdayaan Keluarga or shortenend into Posdaya (Family empowerment post)Â as a model of community empowerment in Indonesia has been implemented since 2006. This program has been established as part of community development program planned by Bogor Agricultural University for the empowerment of communities living around the campus. This present study was carried out to evaluate theÂ implementation ofÂ Posdaya development at a village around the campus, Cikarawang village, particularly to evaluate the socialization of healthy environment campaign, economic developmentÂ and extension for waste management. The site selection for theÂ study was based onÂ purposive consideration, as the Cikarawang village has never experienced to enjoy Posdaya Program. The result of the studyÂ showed that the community leaders and the cadres of Posdaya were aware about the existance of Posdaya as well as its functions and importance for the community empowerment.
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