The Role of Voluntary Communities in Tackling Environmental Problem in Samarinda, Indonesia

Abstract

The emergence of voluntary communities unavoidably influences the government’s work of way to solve problems. They mostly afford funds by themselves to run their activities and they work across organizations in a voluntary way to take part in tackling problems in various fields. The public engagement in solving public problems has emerged a new paradigm in public administration management. The government is not a sole actor in the public policy-making and problem-solving processes since the communities take into account them. The communities’ role in solving problems potentially creates pubic values. Moore firstly introduced the concept of public value in 1995 which was created by a government agency. Today, public value creation is also created by civil communities in particular issues. This study will discuss the role of voluntary communities in Samarinda, Indonesia, in creating pubic value in the environmental issue. There are at least two communities which put concerns on the environmental issue, namely GMSS SKM (Gerakan Memungut Sehelai Sampah Sungai Karang Mumus) or "the movement of picking a piece of rubbish up in the Karang Mumus River" and Gemmpar (Gerakan Merawat dan Menjaga Parit) or "the movement of ditch keeping and maintenance". They clean the rubbish up from the river and ditches in the city. The focus of this study is on public value creation by civil communities, why and how communities engage in this issue. This study uses a qualitative approach and the data are collected in three ways, such as interview, observation and literature review.



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Andi Wahyudi, Lembaga Administrasi Negara, Indonesia

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Conference: ACSEE2020
Stream: Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption: Waste

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