The Regent of Kulon Progo, Drs. Sutedjo won the Regent Entrepreneur Award 2019 in the education category given by MarkPlus.Inc at the MarkPlus Conference 2019 in Jakarta on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The award was given directly by Hermawan Kertajaya the Founder of Innovation Network of Asia (INA) and Founder of Asia Marketing Federation (AMF).

The award is given to regional heads from Regent, Mayor and Governor levels who play a major role in advancing their region through three characters: Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship. Drs. Sutedjo mentioned his thoughts to bring a change towards improvement in various fields of development, especially education and poverty eradication for the welfare of the community through programs which better touch the lives of people who are still below the poverty line.

“Education and the eradication of poverty are what we continue to encourage, such as “Pendekarku” digital application which was launched some time ago to strengthen character education in Kulon Progo, and poverty alleviation with various appropriate programs,” he explained.

Meanwhile, in his remarks, Hermawan Kertajaya revealed that the opinion of a leader in the past was efficiency, professionalism and productivity.

“For the time being, the paradigm has changed, namely creative, innovation and entrepreneurship, all of that is the new way of thinking of an innovative leader that makes the region more advanced,” he said. Hermawan Kertajaya also added that all progress could be felt in various sectors, from health, education, tourism, poverty alleviation, trade to innovation, he concluded.

Source: Media Center of Kulon Progo Regency

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