The Partners for International Business Waste and Circular Economy first mission to Indonesia

Do you remember the previous edition of Happenings, where the Partners for International Business: Waste and Circular Economy Indonesia – the Netherlands was highlighted? Earlier this month, the first outgoing mission to Indonesia was conducted. One week where the members of the program had their first introductions, meetings, events and brainstorming sessions in various Indonesian cities: Jakarta, Malang and Surabaya. In Jakarta, the team was present in the Holland Pavilion at the 3rd Indonesian Circular Economy Forum.

The Embassy also organized a brainstorm session on cooperation opportunities with over ten highly knowledgeable experts from the Indonesian waste sector. "You can present us your technology", Ibu Sri Bebassari, President of the Indonesia Solid Waste Association said, "but if we want to achieve real change in the Indonesian waste sector, we also have to work on policies, financing, awareness building and the informal sector". The Dutch initiative is not only about private sector business but also about public sector cooperation.

If you are interested and would like more information about the Dutch companies, please contact the coordinator: Bert Keesman of MetaSus, via keesman@metasus.nl. They will be back soon!

Photo: the Holland Pavilion Booth at the 3rd Indonesian Circular Economy Forum; the “PIB”  members, colleagues from the Embassy, and Rijkswaterstaat)