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The Role of Posdaya in Shaping Community Empowerment: Case Study at Cikarawang Village, Bogor, Indonesia

ABSTRACT Pos Pemberdayaan Keluarga or shortenend into Posdaya (Family empowerment post) 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 the implementation of Posdaya development at a village around the campus, Cikarawang village, particularly to evaluate the socialization of healthy environment campaign, economic development and extension for waste management. The site selection for the study was based on purposive consideration, as the Cikarawang village has never experienced to enjoy Posdaya Program. The result of the study 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.



The purpose of this research is the increased knowledge and skills of the community in 4 (four) aspects of education, health, environment and economy through kompudaya. The results of the identification of training needs of the target group related to that material obtained kompudaya desired target group, namely on-line learning techniques, content management, motivation and group dynamics, the introduction of ICT and learning organization.

The result showed that kompudaya has been able to increase the absorptive capacity of users to the content that has been opened. Kompudaya institutional model is a technique or method that is effective in the learning community. Therefore, kompudaya can provide a space for people to play an active role in strengthening education, economy, health and environment.