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Jakarta, 30 November 2022


Welcome to ICERC 2022

The 1st International Conference on Empowerment of Rural Communities (ICERC)

ICERC 2022


The International Conference on Empowerment of Rural Communities (ICERC) is organized with the intention of realizing cross-disciplinary collaboration. This conference involves domestic and foreign researchers and practitioners designed to enrich the study of rural community empowerment. In 2022, The ICERC is firstly held as a breakthrough in the project of change of the Head of the Human Resources Development and Empowerment Agency for Rural Communities, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration.


Prof. Dr. Luthfiyah Nurlaela, M.Pd.

Prof. Dr. Luthfiyah Nurlaela, M.Pd.

Head of the Agency for Human Resources Development and Village Community Empowerment, Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration

She became a professor of family welfare education at the State University of Surabaya. She received the Satyalancana Karya Satya award from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2008 and from President Joko Widodo in 2017 and 2022. She was in charge as one of the Development Team Members and Coordinator of the SM3T Program from 2011-2016 in parallel with Jawa Timur Mengajar from 2013-2019. Her works and publications are numerous, such as research, community service, journal articles and books.


Dr. Tri Widodo Wahyu Utomo, SH., MA.

Dr. Tri Widodo Wahyu Utomo, SH., MA.

Deputy Chairman of Policy Studies and Public Administration Innovation, National Institute of Public Administration (LAN RI)

He Holds a Doktor Ilmu Administrasi Publik from Universitas Gajah Mada (2005) and Master of Arts from Departemen of International Cooperation of International Development, Nagoya University, JAPAN (2004). He is active in implementing policies in State Administration, innovation development and development of Policy Analyst. He published a book “Inovasi Harga Mati, Sebuah Pengantar Inovasi Administrasi Negara” tahun 2016. The book contains the urgency of public sector innovation, creative thinking techniques to generate innovation, as well as various examples of its application. In addition, He is a member of the MAKPI Expert Council(Masyarakat Kebijakan Publik Indonesia) and Chair of the Innovation Development and HR Development Division, KORPRI National Board of Directors.

Prof. Dr. Luchman Hakim, S.Si., M. Agr. Sc., Ph.D

Prof. Dr. Luchman Hakim, S.Si., M. Agr. Sc., Ph.D

Professor of Ecotourism Planning and Development, Brawijaya University

Luchman Hakim holds a Master of Agriculture Science from Hiroshima University (2002), and Ph.D in Development Science from Hiroshima University. His research interest focus on Ecotourism, Biological conservation and Ethnobiology. Luchman has developed and taught several courses in biological conservation, environmental managemen, ecotourism and ethnobiology at Brawijaya University. Recently, he is head of the Research and Community Service Institute (Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyrakat) at Brawijaya University. Active in community development, he has participated in several conservation programs, rural development and ecotourism development.

Dr. Anderson Ngelambong

Editor-in-Chief, ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

He has more than 15 years of teaching experience at the Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. His research interests are educational innovation, hospitality and tourism digital transformation, and industrial-organizational psychology. Active in Invention, Innovation, and Design competitions, he has won several gold medals for his creative ideas and conceptual framework in innovating hospitality educational and business practices. Currently, he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Global Tourism and Technology Research, Turkey, TEAM Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, Malaysia, and the International Thai Tourism Journal, Thailand. He is also a Visiting Scholar to Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Thammasat University, and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.


Sulistyawan Wibisono, S.H., LLM

Deputy of President of Indonesian Diaspora Global

Mostly known as Iwan Wibisono among the Indonesian community, he is a Registered Trade Marks Attorney for Australia and New Zealand with experiences secure registration in a number of jurisdictions in Europe, North, and South Americas, Asia, and Africa. He has been practicing for over 17 years which before running his own practice, Iwan worked as an inhouse Australian major retail companies for over 10 years including Coles Myer Ltd, Kmart Australia, Coles Group, Target Australia, and Officeworks. Currently running his own practice in the city of Melbourne. His law studies were completed in the University of Islam of Indonesia in Yogyakarta for the undergrade degree, and Master of Commercial Law at Monash University, Melbourne Australia. 

Dr.Thadthong Bhrammanee

Dr.Thadthong Bhrammanee

A co-founder of Thonghathai farm, a social lab for the self-reliance agriculture, Thailand. A lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology, Phetchaburi Rajabhat University, Thailand.

She voluntary advocates the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy through Thonghathai social lab, a learning base for self-reliance agriculture. She is also the chair of Na Yang community-based tourism club in Cha-am district. In academic, she serves as a full-time lecturer in the Faculty of Information, Phetchaburi Rajabhat University, conducting courses in the area of database design, English for computing technology, and digital literacy. Additionally, she was a database analyst/consultant in USA and international organization. Her doctoral degree in Information Management completed from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), master degree in Information Systems from the University of Toledo, USA, and undergrad from Mahidol University International Collage (MUIC), Thailand. 


Call for papers and Panels

Full paper submission deadline : 16th 20 November 2022

Paper notification accepted on : 23rd November 2022

Video submission deadline : 28rd November 2022

The 1st ICERC : 30th November 2022


“Collaborative Community Empowerment to Optimize the Implementation of Self-Sufficient Community Initiatives”

This theme is motivated by The Ministerial Regulation of State Apparatus Utilization and Bureaucratic Reform Number 28 of 2018 concerning the Functional Position of Community Self-Help Mobilizers (PSM) stated that PSM Functional Officers have the scope, duties, responsibilities, authorities, and rights to carry out the empowerment of rural communities through community empowerment to achieve independence and sustainability by the provisions of laws and regulations. 


1. Regulations and initiatives in rural community empowerment towards Self-Sufficient

2. Collaboration in rural community empowerment

3. Digital transformation in rural community empowerment

4. Rural community empowerment through education

5. The roles of industry in rural community empowerment

6. Best practices in rural community empowerment

7. Opportunities and challenges in managing Self-Sufficient community initiatives

Announcement Papers Presentation

ICERC 2022