The International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches for Sustainable Rural Development is a premier event arranged by The Research and Community Service Institute Universitas Jenderal Soedirman that brings together experts, practitioners, and researchers from various disciplines to address the complex and interrelated challenges faced by rural communities worldwide. This conference aims to foster innovative and sustainable solutions through a holistic approach, integrating perspectives from agriculture, economics, environmental science, sociology, engineering, healthcare, and education.

In light of the urgent and pervasive impacts of climate change, this conference will place a special emphasis on how rural areas can adapt to and mitigate these effects. Participants will engage in a rich program featuring keynote speeches and panel discussions that explore climate-resilient agricultural practices, renewable energy solutions, rural healthcare advancements, educational initiatives, infrastructure development, and community-based approaches to resilience and sustainability.

The conference provides a dynamic platform for networking, knowledge exchange, and collaboration, encouraging participants to share their research, experiences, and ideas on climate adaptation and mitigation. By leveraging the strengths of multiple disciplines, the conference seeks to develop comprehensive strategies that not only enhance the livelihoods and well-being of rural populations but also contribute to global efforts in combating climate change.

Join us in this unique opportunity to contribute to the future of rural development in the context of a changing climate. Here, interdisciplinary collaboration meets innovative thinking, and together, we can pave the way for resilient, sustainable, and thriving rural communities that can withstand and prosper despite the challenges posed by climate change.

OBJECTIVES

1. Disseminate current research, data, and case studies that highlight the impacts of climatechange on these communities and the effectiveness of various adaptation strategies.

2. Encourage dialogue and sharing experiences among researchers, policymakers,practitioners, and community leaders from diverse regions and sectors.

3. Foster stakeholder collaboration and partnerships to drive collective action and synergiesin adaptation efforts.

4. Develop a roadmap for future actions and initiatives to ensure sustained support forvulnerable communities to become more resilient to the adverse effects of climate change.

THEME AND SUB-THEME

The theme of the ICMA SURE 2024 is “Empowering vulnerable communities to adapt to climate change”.

Each speaker in this conference will represent one of the following sub-themes:

  1. Arts and Humanities
  2. Life and Applied Science
  3. Non-communicable Disease
  4. Material Science and Engineering
  5. Integrated Technology and Management for Halal

EVENT

ICMA SURE 2024 will be held on 26-27 September 2024 using a hybrid method.

The venue for this event is Java Heritage Hotel, Dr Angka Street No. 71, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia.

ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORT

The international speakers and participants are responsible for providing international transport costs. However, the committee will cover local accommodation during the conference and local transport in Indonesia (to Purwokerto and vice versa) for keynote speakers and invited speakers. We suggest joining the conference online for overseas participants who cannot provide international transport costs.