Co-Management: Social communications’ gaps of Coastal Tourism in Seribu Islands

Hengky S. H.


This study was conducted to respond the statement of the Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Resources, city government, and the central government, who planned to settle down the Seribu islands, becomes a center of marine travel in Indonesia by developing the infrastructure, increasing an environment awareness, and strengthening community empowerment. Factually, environment awareness becomes the main issues on the island. Based on the social-communication, which is one of six domains of co-management, is considered relevant to enhance the program on the island. This research aim is to find out the social communications gaps on implementing co-management of the coastal tourism management in the islands. Based on the research tabulation, the study found that there is a significant gap (33.5%) of communal communications. The government could decrease the gap by aligning the priority of the social communications by using the people-centered on supporting the program. It would be done by starting their priority became interactional learning, training sustainable coastal tourism, and raising public awareness. At the same time, the government informing the program aim by using social media, and inviting to the local community on an interactive learning program that would accommodate their ideas.

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