Local Potential Studies and Community Empowerment

Local Potential Studies and Community Empowerment

Encouraging Local Wisdom-Based Social Welfare

The Center for Local Potential Studies and Community Empowerment (PDPM) is one of the study centers under the Institute of Research and Community Service (LPPM) of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) which has special competence in the field of community empowerment based on potential development. PDPM established since year 2000, started from cooperation between ITS and East Java government about the need of potential identification study and East Java’s small islands problems.

Supported by qualified experts, as well as a reliable support team (assistant), PDPM provides research, training and mentoring services in various aspects of development. Over the past ten years, PDPM has developed extensive network and cooperation both nationally and internationally through government and private agencies. In line with the vision and mission of ITS that make a real contribution in the development of knowledge and development, PDPM continues to develop itself to be able to produce quality products and services according to the needs of the community.

As a study center under LPPM Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), PDPM Study Center has many experts from various fields of ITS. They have access to all the existing laboratories in ITS. Among the facilities used to support the activities of the PDPM Study Center are:


  • Sanitation and Phytotechnology Laboratory – Department of Environmental Engineering
  • Water Quality Laboratory – Department of Environmental Engineering

Lecturers (Experts) from the following disciplines:

  • Statistics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Business management
  • Humanities and Social Science

1. Research and Community Service

The PDPM Study Center conducts Campus Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in ring 1 area of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) (ie Keputih, Gebang Putih, and Keputih Tambak), and Campus Goes to Kampung in Dolly ex-localization. Topics of PDPM research and community service are:

Rebrand the image of the Dolly ex-localization area becomes a creative industry-based educational tourism destination.
Pioneering the technology smart, maritime and environmentally-friendly area in various villages around ITS.
Sanitation and water supply based on community empowerment.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for the company: social mapping, CSR facilitation model, and program monitoring and evaluation model
Development of Regional Innovation System (SIDa) and IPTEIN to increase the regional competitiveness index.
Poverty and local potential development

2. Service

Beside to carry out basic tasks, the PDPM Study Center also conducts activities involving third parties (industry, the private sector, local government, and international parties). PDPM undertakes the collection, processing, analysis, presentation of systematic and objective data to solve problems, particularly in the field of community empowerment.

3. Training

Training is intended to help the community to be independent, in the field of environment, skill, and improvement of the economy and human resources. Besides to give training for targeted research communities, training is also conducted for teams that will carry out activities at the PDPM Study Center, such as surveyors, supervisors, scientific writing, training of trainer (ToT), and training of facilitators.

4. Mentoring

The PDPM Study Center conducts assistance to the community based on the study and research output. This mentoring activity is in accordance with the results of PDPM Study Center research.


  • Preparation of the 2nd part of Pelindo III PKBL Roadmap Year 2016 to 2021. Partner: PT. Pelindo III
  • PROMISE Contracting Services Data Collection for Baseline Survey in East Java. Partners: ILO, Bank Jatim, Bank MSME, Bank Jombang and Bank Lamongan.
  • Provision of MCK facilities and BHUN Pelindo III Household Electrification Program Year 2017 in Mojokerto. Partners: Pelindo III, Mojokerto Social Service Agency.
  • Identification of Potentials and Opportunities of Grocery Stores as the Strengthening Link of Distribution Networks in Surabaya. Partners: Development Planning Agency of Surabaya.
  • Analysis of the Effect of Regional Revenue and Expenditure Budget on the Growth of GRDP Sectors in Surabaya. Partner: Development Planning Agency of Surabaya


  • Preparation of PKBL Pelindo III Roadmap Year 2016 to 2021. Partner: Pelindo III.
  • Socioeconomic Analysis of Oil and Gas Drilling Activities in Tanggulangin Area in Sidoarjo. Partner: Development Planning Agency of East Java.


  • Capacity Building for USRI Operator / Managers to Increase Sanitations Access in Gresik, Surabaya, and Jombang. Partners: IUWASH – USAID.
  • Microfinance for Decent Work Program: OSH Implementation for The Client of Bank UMKM Jatim. Partners: ILO, Bank UMKM Jatim.
  • Implementation of 2015 Indonesian Communications Indicator Estimation. Partner: BPPKI Kominfo.
  • Care for Education Foundation to Complete Nine-Year Compulsory Basic Education. Partner: Ministry of Education and Culture.

Person in Charge
Chairman of Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM) ITS

Head of PDPM Study Center
Dr. Ir. Setiawan, MS.

Dr. Ir. Setiawan, MS. (Statistics of Economics, Management, and Marketing)
Dr. Agnes Tuti R., M.Sc. (Government Social Statistics)
Dr. Sutikno, M.Si. (Environmental and Health Statistics)
Ir. Eddy S. Soedjono, Dipl.SE, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Sanitation and Water Supply)
Karina Pradinie Tucunan S.T., M.Eng. (Urban Planning and Spatial Planning)

Some of the PDPM Study Center partners are as follows:

  • Development Planning Agency of East Java
  • Development Planning Agency of Mojokerto
  • Center for Assessment and Development of Communication and
  • Information Technology (BPPKI), Ministry of Communications and Informatics.
  • Directorate General of SMK and SMP, Ministry of Education and Culture.
  • International Labor Organization
  • Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
  • The Jawa Pos Institute of Pro Autonomy
  • Joint Operating Body – Pertamina PetroChina East Java
  • Joint Operating Body – Pertamina Talisman
  • Ministry of Environment and Forestry
  • Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN)
  • PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk
  • PT. Pelindo III (Persero)

Center for Local Potential Studies and Community Empowerment (PDPM)
Address: Research Center Building 6th Floor
ITS Sukolilo Campus, Surabaya
Postal Code: 60111
Tel / Fax. 031-5962271