The SMERU Research Institute hosted the 9th Forum on Employment Policy (FKK) on 24 July 2018. Chaired by Mrs. Dra. Rahma Iryanti, M.T (Expert Staff of the Minister of National Development Planning for Social Affairs and Poverty Reduction) and under the topic of structural transformation, the forum presented two resource persons, Dr. Asep Suryahadi (Director of SMERU) and Dr. Zulfan Tadjoeddin (Senior Lecturer of Western Sydney University).
On 25 July 2018, The SMERU Research Institute organized a book launch and seminar titled “Employment and Re-Industrialization in Indonesia”. The book is written by Dr. Zulfan Tadjoeddin (Senior Lecturer, Western Sydney University) and Prof. Anis Chowdhury (Adjunct Professor, Dean's Unit School of Social Sciences & Psychology).
On 3 July 2018 the RISE Program in Indonesia (RISE), in cooperation with the Research and Development Board of the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture (Balitbang Kemdikbud), held a Seminar on "RISE Update Program in Indonesia" at the Graha 1 Meeting Room, Building A, 2nd Floor, Ministry of Education and Culture Office, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, Senayan, Central Jakarta.
The forum was aimed at facilitating a policy dialog as well as an exchange of information about good practices and experiences between policymakers, researchers, development partners, and other stakeholders. Through this forum, it is expected that relevant stakeholders can get inputs to inclusive policy formulation and economic development, especially for South Sulawesi.
On January 17, 2018, Dr. Asep Suryahadi (director of The SMERU Research Institute) and Ridho Al Izzati (SMERU’s junior researcher) conducted a presentation on the “Poverty Reduction Strategies and Programs in Central Java Province" for Ir. Sunaryo, MURP, Ph.D (Special Staff of the Governor of Central Java).