Bali Nexus Design Challenge encouraged participants to identify the challenge in holistic way of water-energy-food which ensure sustainability and development. The second day of #BNDC2019 brought 18 young leaders from all across Indonesia to Jatiluwih, one of the UNESCO cultural heritage sites, for community needs assessment and engage with stakeholders in the community. This site is chosen because it still has a lot of opportunities for both local and international community to collaborate and create benefits for both communities and businesses.
The day started with an introduction of Jatiluwih and Balinese culture from the Bendesa Adat himself. Balinese culture has such a valuable teachings that we could learn from. The participants were eager to know more about it and asked the speaker lot of questions in the session.
In order to understand the water-energy-food challenge holistically, these innovators need to think systematically. Our co-founders, Chhayly Sreng & Anggit Dimas, led the System Thinking - Connecting Science into Water-Energy-Food Nexus Problem workshop which give meaningful insights to the participants. The participants also got the opportunity to exercise their systematic thinking together with their fellow participants and mentors.
After learning a lot from our speaker & mentors, our participants were more than excited to visit the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace and learn more about the Subak System. This system has been going on for centuries in the life of Balinese farmers. Subak is a farmers organization that specifically regulates water irrigation management of rice fields in Bali. This system is internationally-recognized and a manifestation of Tri Hita Karana philosophy that the Balinese follows. Tri Hita Karana means the three things which create happiness and wellbeing, they are:
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