Ajriani Munthe Salak is the Head of Academic and Alumni Development at the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) of the Republic of Indonesia, a national entity responsible for building the capacity of the country’s civil servants.
Vision: Blockchain Technology for Indonesia’s Palm Oil Sector
One of the biggest challenges for palm oil as a commodity is that of establishing traceability and sustainability. Indonesia supplies close to 45% of the world demand for palm oil. Over the last two decades, in Indonesia, the palm oil sector has grown tremendously (doubling in terms of area under palm oil plantation), but this has also resulted in clearing rainforests and draining peatlands, thereby making the palm oil crop having one of the highest GHG emissions impact as an agricultural crop.
Media Gathering on Sustainable Development in Central Kalimantan
The Government of Central Kalimantan Province organized a media gathering event in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan on 25 February 2019. Supported by GGGI, the event was attended by the Central Kalimantan Provincial Government Secretary, Fahrizal Fitri who represented Sugianto Sabran, the Governor of Central Kalimantan. This event invited Central Kalimantan based journalists and media to further promote the Green Growth Program, increase media exposure and ensure accurate representations in the media, as well as to improve good relations between Green Growth Program Team with media in Central Kalimantan.
Responding to Climate Change, the GoI Strengthens Funding from International Donors
Natural disasters have recently intensified in our country. One of the main causes is the impact of climate change that has continued to affect us in the past few years. Acting on this issue, the Fiscal Policy Agency (Badan Kebijakan Fiskal/BKF) held a multi-stakeholder forum titled “Green Climate Fund Country Programme for Inclusive Climate Change Finance” in a hotel in Jakarta on 30 January 2019 to discuss how the Government of Indonesia (GoI) responds to climate change.