Model of Indonesia-PNG Border Area Management of Keerom District

Melyana Ratana Pugu


This a brief report on a research conducted on the Indonesia’s border management model with Papua New Guinea (PNG) , particularly in Keerom District, Waris sub-district and  Banda village where a border crossing post has been erected. The purpose of the research is to offer an alternative or specific model of border area management in Keerom district for economy development and security management. Also, this research is conducted to get a better understanding on the impact of the border management on human security in relation to securing territorial integrity. The general objective of the research is to get a comprehensive understanding of the management of Keerom district adopted by local government of Keerom and to understand the effectiveness of cooperation and agreement between Indonesia and PNG on addressing the border issues. This research used qualitative research and data was collected  through observation, interviews and documents analysis. The study suggest that the model of border management which has been implemented by the Indonesian government does not have positive impacts on the community living in the area, Particularly, with regards to development, market facilities, schools and health services.

Keywords: Model, Management, Border area, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea.

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